SOO 1003 looks good as it cruises through Rubicon in route to Hartford with this years Santa Special.
SOO 1003 looks magnificant as it glides through a curve shining with fresh powder.
NREX 8865 pulls into the fuel racks in Cicero leading the normal BNSF stuff and three shiny new additons, a GP38-2 and a pair of Gevo's: 6130 and 6131.
Quite the neat consist idles away on a crisp evening in Cicero. And hey, there are class lights in use on a Class 1 in the year 2006.
IMRR 61 with its S3L air horn screaming slowly growls through industrial Peoria as the sun just about calls it a day.
IAIS 708 and 704 pause between their switching while the TZPR's power arrives and prepares to take the coal empties through Peoria.
IMRR SD18 61 and TZPR GP10 3000 are now in charge of the 110 car empty coal train after picking it from the IAIS at the end of their Second Sub.
Quite the tight fit is depicted as IAIS 708 manuevers through Peoria Heights; squeezing between Rte. 29, river side houses, and a nifty blue Chevy El Camino.
The emptie coalie drags butt has it it skirts along Rte. 29 in route to Peoria.
What seemed to be the quickest portion of track, CRPE screams through town around a sweeping curve as it prepares to battle upgrade, dropping 15 MPH in the process.
CRPE limps through Chillicothe at a stellar 10 MPH passing the vintage RI Depot and semiphore preserved for history's sake.
IAIS 708 with S3L air horn screaming cruises through Sparland with coal empties for Peoria.
A pair of IAIS GP38-2's double team an empty coal train out of Cedar Rapids comprised of 110 empties bound for the TZPR and CN in Peoria.
CP 3084 departs Elkhart, IN with a new crew as it splits a pair of vintage NYC style G signals on its tour of trackage rights in route to Toronto.
CP 3084 and the business train meet a CP trackage rights train just East of Porter as it highballs toward NS Elkhart Yard.