Now with an IHB yard crew aboard, the IAIS 151 ducks under the former IC main and Metra electric for head room out the east end of Riverdale Yard. I'm fairly certain this is the farthest east the ... (more)
IAIS 151 splits the famed bridges of BI and heads east toward Riverdale Yard. It was a neat change of pace to have the engines on the east end of the train instead of shoving their cupola like usu... (more)
The BNSF crewed IAIS train strolls down the Harbor no quicker then a sloth would... slowly approaching Blue Island.
The 123 car detour strolls through CP 71st St. on the Harbor with an approach down to 87th St... of course running IHB style.
IAIS 151 swings around the wye and onto the IHB Main, still operating on very foreign tracks on a rare detour route.
BNSF's derailment in Colona severed the IAIS connection to their mainline, resulting in this detour routed down the ole Transcon. Here IAIS detour manifest "Foreign train, Barstow, IL to McCook, I... (more)
The ever growing deadline at CN's Woodcrest shops has spread to various rip tracks around the yard, including this one consisting of WC SD40-2's, DMIR SDM's, and various IC and CN SW14's and SW120... (more)
The nocturnal Janesville to Chicago manifest awaits clearance onto the Belt with a trio of ex Rock Island SD40-2's as the snow mounds. Time: 2:52AM.
A UP stack train awaits a new crew with a pair of old SD40-2's, snoot nose leading, as snow relentlessly blows around us. Time: 02:35AM.
A set of four matching ICE/DME SD40-2's head up a frozem MHUCC as they round one of the many S curves in Leaf River during a blustery Illinois blizzard.
Frosted wedgies clutter this BNSF facility on a very cold, snowy, and windy... morning. Taken with permission. Time: 03:32AM.
A pair of snow incrusted NS wedgies idle the cold snowy night away waiting for their turn in the fuel racks. Taken with permission. Time: 03:31AM.
The ICEy train shoots under what once was the IC's Gruber Line just west of Forreston, IL.
DM&E 6090 leads the heard over snow covered rails as the EMD's thunder under Pecatonica Rd.
After a 6 car pickup, today's CCHU departs Davis Junction as the skies open and a blizzard ensues... so naturally the chase was on.