Out in the cornfields of northern Illinois, two beautifully restored North Shore interurbans zoom past at Johnson siding, on the Illinois Railway Museum's demonstration railroad.
SD70's ON PARADE: For some odd reason, one can usually catch a westbound Union Pacific manifest coming out of Chicago with a lot of power on the front end. This freight had five SD70's to help it... (more)
GOING NOWHERE FAST: The only diesel locomotive of the Chicago-Chemung Railroad is up on blocks as it awaits repairs on one of it's trucks.
A beautiful, unseasonably warm November day found me trackside in Lake Villa, Illinois along the old Soo Line watching a CN intermodal zoom past Lehmann Park.
Metra 147 pushes its inbound train to Chicago on Metra's Union Pacific West line. (UP's Geneva sub.)
Fords & F40's: Metra 140 pulls its outbound train out of the Fox River Valley and past a Ford F-250 that it's owner parked right next to the tracks.
One does not often see four big units on a freight train in Illinois, but here is a nice exception. UP 7923 is on the point of an intermodal coming up out of the Fox River Valley.
STILL THERE: Several weeks after it's arrival at the Illinois Railway Museum, ATSF 543 still sits on it's eight axle flatcar awaiting off-loading. This unusual switcher is Fairbanks-Morse H12-44T... (more)
Little River Railroad #1 puts on quite a show as it rides the turntable during Train Fest.
The sun sets on the mainline of the Illinois Railway Museum.
Metra outbound train 625, with its normal complement of dual F40's, crosses over the Fox River in Fox River Grove, Illinois.
With everyone surrounding the big steam locomotives at Train Fest, the smaller 0-4-0T's were somewhat ignored, which made them a bit easier to photograph! Here is Viscose Company #6 on one of th... (more)
Leviathan looks great as it goes for a ride on the turntable during Train Fest. It was worth going just to see a real turntable in operation.
An arial view of Little River Railroad #110 at the passenger loading point in Owosso. The view was courtesy of a very nice local man who brought his own hydralic lift to the grade crossing!
The littlest Pacific, Little River Railroad #110 makes its way to the turntable after finishing up for the day.