The H-KCKGAL rolls east toward Galesburg on the Chilli Sub as the sun slips behind the horizon on a beautiful fall day.
The S-LPCLBE1-11X roars downgrade and across the Spoon River Bridge in Dahinda, Illinois with 14,905' of international stacks on the drawbars.
With the Interstate Heritage Unit doing the honors, a brightly colored 21T hurries west outside Marshfeild, Indiana.
Sometimes, you just get lucky. I happened to be driving through town and noticed a vehicle train heading west on the Chilli Sub. After realising it was a former ATSF SD75M doing the honors, the ch... (more)
A UP Z train begins the descent into the Spoon River Valley just west of Williamsfeild, IL. The UP utilizes a trackage rights agreement with the BNSF between Chicago, and Kansas City, MO. The BNSF... (more)
The V-BLUKCK1-04A begins it's long gentle descent into the Spoon River Valley just west of Williamsfeild, Illinois. Doing the honors today, is former BN SD70MAC 9691.
Having just been baner tested at Smithshire, BNSF 8318 and company get all 17,600 horses tugging on the drawbars to accelerate the train back to trackspeed. The motors have just crossed the brand ... (more)
Eastbound from Alliance, Texas, a vehicle train to Blue Island, Illinois rolls through CP 1850 in Cameron, Illinois. The train will change crews at Linwood Road in Galesburg before continuing on t... (more)
An eastbound Q-Train from Clovis, NM rolls through the snow covered farm fields of the long-gone town of Nemo, Illinois which was once an important interchange point between the Santa Fe and the M... (more)
Nearing the end of it's all night sojourn from Kansas City, Kansas, the H-KCKGAL1-17A enters the Cameron Connection at CP 1850 and makes the turn southward toward the Galesburg Yard. No doubt the ... (more)
With all five jacks burning, the white-hot Z-SBDWSP9-16P screams eastward along the BNSF Chillicothe Sub just outside Cameron, Illinois.
The sun has just come up as eastbound hot intermodal train Z-STOWSP9-30L roars under the classic searchlights at CP YOST just east of Galesburg on the Chillicothe Sub.
A hot Z from Willow Springs, Illinois to Alliance, Texas is blasting into the sunset attempting to gain speed to attack the famed "Edlisten Hill" just west of here. The train is passing... (more)
Pulling with all their might, 22,000 horses come over the top of the most formidable mainline grade in the state of Illinois known as Edelstein Hill.
The westbound Southwest Chief is right on time as it makes it's way across the former Santa Fe bridge in Fort Madison, Iowa. At Ft. Madison, the train wil leave the Chillicothe Sub and enter the M... (more)