Sporting a CN respray, IC6117 coasts by the Metra station with the rock job while a Metra employee goes about the job of wiring the remaining platform light poles which have arrived.
Apparently this CP powerset has escaped home and is left to toil in indentured servitude a few miles west of where it usually runs. CEFX 1042 along with a new CP GEVO are heading south on the ex... (more)
Foreign power in the lead again. Its getting harder to find an all CN consist these days...
Its December, well below freezing, and they're still running rocks to Grayslake. GTW 5951 had the honors this week.
Smoking it up, NS 6765 with NS 9265 and ex. Conrail NS 8392 are about to cross the Metra Fox Lake sub with this southbound train.
117 car train crests the small hill at Harris Rd.
WC 7499 running the rock job.
Metra 211 racing past an empty park.
WC 7499 pulls down the main to pick up his loads for the Grayslake quarry.
WC 7508 has been assigned to the rock train recently and luckily enough it was still assigned when we payed Grayslake a visit.
WC 7508 waits for a Chicago bound Metra on the CP Fox Lake Sub to pass, and then the rock train will pull up and shove into to rock quarry.
7:51AM on May 14, 2003 - Southbound at Grayslake Metra Station