Fresh paint, sans lettering / numbers, under going repairs. This unit was for sale earlier this year, I don't know where that stands now.
The 591 performs some switching of the excursion train.
I've always been a fan of the caboose hop... even if it isn't going any where, it still looks good in clean paint.
Running south on a long stretch of tangent track that parallels I-75 in many spots...
The once a week turn stops to do some work on its way home to Ft Myers.
Crawling up the the signal east of Kanakee in the evening sun.
Built in 1952 as DL&W 959, a GP7. She has worn EL 1278, CR 5993 and after rebuilding 11/78 to the GP8, her current Conrail blue 5460. Just over two years from my visit there, and she has a new h... (more)
The Empire Builder rolls under the PRR signals and up to the elevation having just left CUS.
The World Record holder of her time, with an unofficial speed of 112.5 mph, on May 10, 1893. No other wheeled vehicle had made it to the 100 mph mark, and didn't beat her record for another 10 ye... (more)
The 427 leads a Milwaukee district train up the hill to the elevation.
An 800 series unit pulls her train up the airline in order to back in to CUS. Metra units are staged under the airline for the outbound rush on the race track.
Missed the Amtrak meet by about 15 seconds... as it races up along side on main 2.
The usual power in Waukegan, pairs of GP15's are used on locals based here.
Ex-C&NW 1304, sitting outside of the M19a shops.
The 8850 rolls southbound and tops the small grade coming out of Vernon Hills.