CP SD40-2's 6069 and 6067, both in the multimark "Pacman" scheme, hustle east through Oak Creek, WI. A bit further east of here, the crew would begin dumping ballast.
A pair of CP SD40-2's, led by 5966 in the dual flag scheme, slowly roll down the Waterloo Spur. The train is bound for the Waterloo quarry where the Herzog ballast cars in tow will be loaded.
A pair of "Pacman" SD40-2's roll east through Ixonia, approaching a meet with a westbound at Cooney West. The SD40-2's are bound for Milwaukee, where they will tie up for the night.
On a beautiful Spring day, an eastbound ballast train pulls down to the signal at Wadsworth with a pair of classic, multimark SD40-2's. With Milwaukee Road code line still in place, the "Pacm... (more)
Nearing its destination, #49-5601 leads two cars out of the forest. My dad James (1951-2015) worked at Material Service for 30 years and spent a lot of time on and around this unit, back when it w... (more)
After picking up a delivery of two cars from the CN, MSC 49-5601 heads for the plant to make its own delivery. Built in 1954, the classic SW900 was looking good on this sunny morning.
Making its first pick-up this year, Hanson Material Service's SW900 begins the trek back to the plant in Romeoville on a nice, Spring morning. The former EJ&E Romeoville Branch is known as the &qu... (more)
Led by an Executive SD70MAC, an eastbound loaded coal train makes its way through historic downtown Aurora.
Now on Waukesha Sub (former WC) rails for the trip home to Schiller Park, GTW 5846 slams the former J at Leithton.
GTW 5846, still wearing red, white and blue, makes its way across the former Wisconsin Central at Leithton.
Under sunny skies, GTW GP38-2 #5846 leads southbound L501 by Rondout Tower after working the industries of North Chicago.
While checking some trains out around the area, I was quite surprised to see a quad of SD40N's working the south end of Global IV. Led by snoot #1558, the classic EMD's are seen shoving hard on a ... (more)
B40-8W #552 is seen on the point of L CHI105, heading west across the Kankakee River in Wilmington on a gloomy evening. It looks quite tired in faded Warbonnet paint.
On a nice morning, Foster Townsend Rail Logistics approaches their yard as MP15DC #1315 leads five cars down Dorcas Street and across Broadway.
An NS transfer out of the A&O Smith Yard passes through WR Tower. Slug #625 and GP59 #4662 make for a nice lash-up.