IC SD70's roll southbound down the Illinois River Line with cars for the industries in Morris.
An IC "deathstar" SD40-3 leads an ore train south towards proctor in some nice morning light. The ore pellets were really steaming this particular morning.
IC 1035 does the honors of train L531 as it passes under the elevator and prepares to blast through the small village of Pesotum. Aside from the CN unit, this was a very common sight to see throug... (more)
IC 1003, still in black, leads A408 south at Arcola on a blistery Sunday morning.
If you want to follow all traffic laws on the road, chasing a <50 car CN train south at track speed isn't very ... (more)
In April 1968 the IC took delivery of 10 General Electric U33C's 3300-h.p. (5050-5059) 5055 wrecked & retired 9/69.
Wrong one leading! CN/IC SD70's continue to work the locals around the Chicagoland area.
The Illinois Central 13 SD40A's of EMD Order 5743 were unique locomotives, as they were essentially 3000-h.p. SD40's built on five-foot-longer SDP45 frames to accommodate a 5,000-gallon fuel tan... (more)
Once the IC took back over the Chicago Central in 1996, the changes didn't take long in Iowa to come. 6 Axles and all black consist were around within a couple years. An eastbound roars over the W... (more)
It was a very cold but nice sunny day in northern Illinois as the IC 1025 leads a local through Minooka on a it's trek down to Morris to work some industries. The steam cloud behind the units is f... (more)
“Stopping for snacks” IC 1025 sits across from the Neoga Illinois Casey’s General Store, as they wait for a northbound train to pull into the siding.
The daily A408 train which never fails to disappoint in the power department has two Deathstars leading the charge south through Pesotum Illinois.
"The New Queen of The Range" After the departure of DMIR 403 due to RCO, the "staple" of CN's Iron Range fleet became the Illinois Central veteran 6251. It still wears its whit... (more)
After just departing United Taconite in the frigid -15 degree weather, IC 6251 charges down the former DMIR trackage with ore loads destined for the docks of Duluth, MN. IC 6251 still wears its or... (more)
A pair of IC SD70 rolls through Plainfield on the way back to Joliet Yard after doing their work up in Spaulding.