30,000+ horses rumble on up the hill out of Lanark on their way hauling 8,500 tons towards the Mississippi river.
A trio of ICE SD40-3s cool their heels just west of Leaf River due to the slower moving CP detour train ahead.
An 8 unit consist from Chicago Clearing rolls by Green Island Road on it's way to Dubuque, IA.
After picking up the previous day's CCHU train in Green Island, the 5 SD40-2s hustle north toward Bellevue.
An old-painted DME SD40-2 leads a sister EMD over the Mighty Mississippi on its way into Iowa.
An ex-CNW SD40-2 leads a long IC westbound out of Byron, destined for Savannah and points northwest.
This ex-CNW SD40-2 kicks it up a couple notches to reach track speed as it hustles through Forreston.
ICE's daily manifest cruises through rural Illinois, with the Oregon Nuclear Power Plant looming in the background.
A quartet of SD40-2s pass a vintage Milwaukee Road town sign at the west end of Adeline siding.
A pair of SD40-2s hustle west through rural Illinois.
A pair of ICE trains, the eastbound showing signs of the wintery conditions to the west, meet at Adeline siding, just west of Byron, IL.
The DME trio traverses the sharp curve just west of Leaf River, the Oregon Nuclear Power Plant makes for a nice background.
A nice pair of DME SD40-2s lean through the reverse curve before heading into single track territory and out of Chicagoland.
A trio of DME SD40-2s lean into the superelevation just west of the diamonds in Davis Jct.
A pair of DME SD40-2s hustle through Genoa, complete with dual-flashing ditchlights...very neat.