Wabash F7 1189 passes the old Walrus Manufacturing Co. building as the Santa Train nears the end of its run at Wabic.
NS' Santa Train prepares to head back to the Roundhouse to tie up after a long day for its all volunteer crew. Tomorrow they will do it all over again.
NS #957 prepares to depart Decatur with the last run of the day west to Illiopolis.
NS #957 rounds the curve at Wyckles Road with the 2011 Illinois Division Santa Train. After 4 years of absolutely miserable winter weather, it was nice to catch this year's train in beautiful Win... (more)
D31 arrives at Naples with a short string of empty pig iron gons. It appears that a long string of loaded pig iron gons are ready to head east.
D31 is looking good at Island Grove with ex-Southern SD40-2 3316 on the point.
The Springfield Local tip-toes down to the signal at CN Connection waiting for the NS dispatcher to line the train up so that the crew can work the Midstates potash plant.
Local D31 sits at the west end of Shops waiting for MOW to clear up and #398 to head east so that they can double their train together and head west to Bluffs and Naples.
SD40-2 3316 is silhouetted against a magnificent sunset as D31 speeds back east toward Springfield.
D37 heads back east to Decatur engines light with a pair, yes a pair, of SD70M-2's. The Roundhouse in Decatur must be getting desperate for 4-axle power. D37 had these two grain shuttle S... (more)
35N departs Decatur on Main 2 as #302's rear end disappears round the curve on Main 1. NS dispatchers call this "meeting one on the double".
NS #398 slowly pulls into the Pass at East Hannibal after crossing the Mississippi River to meet 33J. The tarp covered berm on the left is the Sny Levee, which protects tens of thousands of acres... (more)
D37 rolls under the old C&NW bridge at Curran with 100 cars of extra Naples and Meredosia branch traffic picked up off the Pass in New Berlin.
Majestic view of the Mississippi River and BNSF's K-Line from the Lover's Leap overlook in Hannibal, MO.
BNSF 5787 West twists and turns like a great, metallic serpent as it follows the Mississippi River towards St. Louis.