UP tonnage nears KC.
A nice consist with HLCX SD40M-2 (in a SD45 body) and EJ&E SD38-2 662, one of three remaining J-Ball painted engines (the others are 654 and 703) hold at Crest Hill with a westbound manifest.
Eastbound tonnage with a STLH visitor leads on the Watertown sub.
NS swings off the old Wabash onto the AA for the run into Toledo.
The neo-classic SD60 leads a westbound onto the Porter branch.
A westbound clears Abo Canyon while an eastbound waits to get in.
The tiny river town of Sabula is seen as a westbound Soo Line train crosses the mostly frozen Mississippi River into Iowa from Savanna, IL.
Elkhart-Streator manifest heads past the old double-headed NYC-style home signal at Porter westward on the Porter Branch. 7815 came from C&S, delivered 6/77 source: www.thedieselshop.us
An overnight Spring snow has coated Dayton's Bluff as a westbound hits the plant. The day before was sunny & mild.
The daily roadswitch out of Argentine over the Topeka sub makes the bend southward past the Amtrak depot after passing the old ATSF shops area in the upper left.
BNSF roadswitch rolls past the shops in Topeka westward. Note the Santa Fe logo on the smokestack.
A pair of new SOO SD60's on an eastbound wait for their Conductor to walk back to the headend after a meet. These would be among the last to be painted in the SOO white/red scheme before the swit... (more)
Santa Fe boxcars climb the 1.5% eastward out of Belen to Mountainair, seen here about to enter Abo. Velvia 50 scanned
SOO 6024 swings onto the old Rock Golden State main at West Dav off the Dri-Line.
I'm standing in Illinois shooting a picture of a train in Indiana. State Line Tower is history.