Frisco 1630 gets prepared for the day's activities at IRM.
Frisco 1630 backs out of the steam servicing area at IRM.
PM 1225 rests in Alma after arriving with the Curwood Highlander.
NKP 765 brings up the rear of the westbound deadhead of the Joliet Rocket in New Lenox.
PM 1225 leads the Curwood Highlander west into Alma during the blue hour.
PM 1225 leads the Curwood Highlander east past the grain elevator at Ithaca.
SOO 1003 heads eastbound past the grain elevator at Avalon as the sun makes a brief appearance.
SOO 1003 heads west past Rondout Tower, about to jump onto the Fox Lake Sub. For just a few minutes, time was turned back at Rondout. Both the 1003 and the tower are 100+ years old!
Minutes after sunrise, SOO 1003 begins its trip back home to Hartford as it races west through North Glenview.
On its second day of excursions, NKP 765 leads the Joliet Rocket east under the vintage Rock Island searchlights in Robbins. In this day and age, to see a steam engine passing under these vintage ... (more)
Today a very special visitor paid the Joliet area a visit. NKP 765 leads the Joliet Rocket Eastbound under Marley Rd in New Lenox. This is the first time a steam engine has traveled this portion o... (more)
SOO 1003 leads the Santa Train east into Hartford.
NKP 765 arrives into Franklin Park with its deadhead move. From here it will shove back to Metra's Western Ave Yard.
SOO 1003 backs the Santa Train west near the small town of Rubicon.
SOO 1003 backs the Santa Train out of Hartford on its reverse move to Woodland.