UP MYCAS halts just north of Villa Grove with UP 9445, a C41-8W, on the point. The train will await another in front to crew change before it will proceed on into town.
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Unlike McDonald's, UP offered a good looking MAC today on MYCAS. Here we see UP 3642, an EMD SD9043MAC, as it gets ready to make a large setout at Villa Grove.
UP MYCAS leaves Villa Grove with a new crew with two KCS SD70ACes for power, having gone into emergency in town due to a separated air hose.
A KCS De Mexico AC4400 and KCS SD70ACe lead the UP MYCAS south past the signal at West Ridge, IL after doing yard work at Villa Grove.
"Onion Pacific" 4224 leads MYCAS into Villa Grove to make a crew change and continue on south.
SD40-2's lead a southbound manifest approaching New Poag Road.
The last rays of light illuminate a UP manifest as it cruises past an NS transfer awaiting a fresh crew.
Classic EMD power leads a freight south on the UP main as it approaches Villa Grove.
9,000 old horses bring a rack train into the yard
Here is the 8575 going south to St. Louis just before all three got put together.
You can see 1/3 of CNW's roster in this picture.
CNW 8575 slows down to meet a northbound at Glover siding as it approaches Villa Grove.
One of three remaining unpatched CNW units leads a manisfest south to St. Louis