Railfans and the local community are out in force to greet the SP 4449 as she highballs east through the small community of Galesburg on the Amtrak Michigan Line, headed to Train Festival 2009 in ... (more)
The Daylight helps brighten the Village of Lawton.
A classic Milwaukee Road Hiawatha car brings up the rear of one of the greatest trains to come to Chicago in over 30 years.
The SP excursion train travels along the Mississippi river through Galena on the BNSF. It will stop at Savanna for servicing and then continue on its trek to Chicago.
SP 4449 stops for a service stop at Savanna as a huge crowd shows up to see the action.
Shortly after a service stop in La Crosse, the SP 4449 heads south passing Grandpa's Bluff, where this photo was taken.
SP 4449 has just left the yard pulling east past a golf course near Grandad's Bluff.
People gather to get a look at SP 4449 before it departs.
Passenger locomotives of the past and the present congregate at Lumber Street.
Special along the Mississippi river
Looking good, All most glad it was cloudy, No shadows under the running boards.
Having made the turn to the East and is pointed at Chicago, The long clime out of the Mississippi Valley is about half over.