Let's hope these mothball lines are much shorter (or gone) at the end of 2010 than they are at the beginning.
Inbound empties on the IHB. They will continue onto the BNSF and head west on the Transcon later in the day.
IHB 1521 and Power Booster 3 wait for some work to do.
A visitor to a yard that is neither in Indiana, nor Ohio.
Not doing much work today.
Two DPUs at the end of a very long double-stack train (perhaps two combined trains) hold up momentum on the back side of this train inbound toward Chicago as the tracks flip over to the nor... (more)
Built in 1910, over 100 years ago, Gary Union Station was designed by architect M. A. Lang as a two-level station between the Baltimore and Ohio (south, off screen to right) and the South S... (more)
Off the Norfolk Southern from Chicago, and on to high-speed Amtrak rails, the midday eastbound Wolverine, with a healthy 8-car consist, picks up speed as it heads toward Pontiac (Detroit), ... (more)
Approaching the main portion of Porter Junction, westbound for Chicago, NS 2722 and a trio of close GP40-2 sisters pass the point where the eastern terminus of the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern used to ... (more)
This SD70 has seen better days.
Amtrak #5 is about 12 minutes late (even though it arrived in Denver about 15 minutes early), seen here approaching Tunnel 1 on Colorado's Front Range on a glorious morning.
A Chicago-bound Wolverine ducks under the massive coaling tower in Michigan City. Just around the corner, this Amtrak will meet the SP 4449.
Western Weight & Inspection Bureau Car 910, used on the D&RGW, is 39,000 lbs, about 1/5 the weight of a loaded modern coal car, and about 10x heavier than a typical light passenger SUV.
BNSF SD40-2 6851 was damaged in grade crossing collision with ethanol tank truck near the Suncor Refinery in Commerce City, CO, at the 56th Avenue grade crossing on July 23rd, 2009. BNSF 6851 was... (more)