A double header Metra highballs past a waiting coal train.
A weekend Metra westbound pulls into the Hinsdale stop.
BNSF 9774 and 8814 "Jigsaw" lead a train of coal empties past another waiting empty train. EMD motors now dominate the Powder River fleet, a reversal from when U-boats and dash-7s were the stars.
A switcher/slug combo rolls by some visiting NS power and an IHB geep.
A yardworker gets ready to inspect the cut of cars 1497 and company have just pulled out as they roll by.
A conductor hangs on to this ancient GP9 as it moves out to the yard lead in a two engine/slug combo.
An Illinois Zephyr highballs west.
An IHB manifest east waits just outside Blue Island yard, while another train powered by an SW1200 sits in the distance at the yard's edge
The engineer walks to from the lead unit to meet with the rest of the crew at the caboose, leaving the three IAIS motors idling on the line.
Detail of the horribly mangled track of the west spur of the Forest Park branch. If it weren't for the new freight cars left on the line, a casual viewer would probably assume that no train could ... (more)
The Forest Park job backs down the decrepit branch line track. In spite of the horrible track conditions, the train actually went down the line at a relatively fast clip.
A caboose on a stack train? Only on the CP.