The CSX Business train passes another overgrown service track and the passing siding in the small rural town of Noble, IL.
The chase continues as the CSX Business train glides past an overgrown siding and grain elevator spur as it passes through Xenia, IL (Don't blink, or you'll miss this town).
The CSX Business train gracefully passes some beautiful trackside flowers on it's way through Salem, IL. Still more chase photos to come...
The chase continues, passing the former B&O tower and hitting the BNSF diamond at Shattuc, IL. This tower, like so many others, is no longer manned.
Heading east, past the old B&O station in Carlyle, IL.
Rounding the bend, leaving Caseyville and the St. Louis area behind. We would end up chasing it all the way accross Illinois, and on to Washington, IN. More chase photos to come...
Freshly painted unit on display at Union Station. And yes, that is UP 844 in the background!
This ex-Conrail motor is pulling a stack train through A&S Jct.
Finishing it's climb up Edgemont Hill, pulling into Belleville, past some colorful remnants of fall foliage.
Question for the engineer: Who got the better shot? My photo of your train, or your photo of our mob of railfans taking photos of your train?
Resting for the next leg of her journey to Chicago. That's I 64 up above.
It's appropriate that this train has wings on the front of it, cause this baby was fly'n through here!
The U.P. Business train works its way through the metro east, passing through Q Tower.
The U.P. E9s are leaving St. Louis, heading up the approach for the Macarthur Bridge to cross the mighty Mississippi.
Resting at Union Station for the weekend directly under the I 64 overpass.