Making single digit speed up the grade in Joliet, Iowa 513 and 156 smoke it up on the way to Blue Island.
Sunshine, fresh snow and cold temps make for a perfect morning as Iowa 513 and 156 are on their hands and knees, bringing 118 cars up the hill out of Joliet and on to Blue Island.
The Rock Island heritage unit leads a late running CBBI east through New Lenox with a friendly engineer in charge.
The CBBI runs down the center of 5th street on a summer morning.
Iowa 500 leads a late CBBI east through Rockdale.
The Rock Island heritage engine heads past the Tinley Park Metra depot as light snow begins to fall.
Iowa 502 approaches the New Lenox Metra Station, headed east towards Burr Oak Yard.
Iowa 502 east leads a second section of CBBI through Union Station, approaching UD Tower.
An extra CBBI rolls out of Joliet, with a solo GEVO in charge.
The CBBI heads towards Chicago on their way across Illinois.
Iowa 510 and 705 sit tight at Houbolt Road, with an eastbound CBBI extra.
Iowa Interstate CBBI heads for Blue Island, rolling east around the curve at New Lenox.
An eastbound, Iowa Interstate CBBI freight passes Joliet Union Station and Metra UD Tower, on its way to Blue Island on the old Rock Island Main.
The Iowa Interstate's East Train rolls towards a meet with its counterpart at North Star Siding near Wilton. Here the train rolls over the Cedar River at Moscow with a 75 car train.
The east train rolls towards Rock Island, IL, for next crew change and work. Here the train passes one of the restore ex-Rock Island depot at West Liberty with the Rock Island heritage unit. The e... (more)