With the sun quickly leaving to hide behind yet another cloud and ruin my last chance at shooting UP 844 with some sun on her, I had to act quick. I zoomed in, saw an opportunity, and took it. She... (more)
UP 844 flies across the Big Muddy River towards Memphis Tennessee on it's Trek for Tennessee.
BNSF 6800 throttles up with a fresh crew on board as they take this train west into the setting sun.
BNSF 7408 shoves two other units into Eola Yard to pick up a few cars before continuing west on the BNSF Aurora Sub.
With the lights shining on it and the moon slowly rising into the night sky, this CN caboose sits on display for everyone to see. Thank you CN for donating this beautiful caboose.
CN 5933 shoves it's lengthy train back towards Charter Steel so it can switch out the loaded and drop off the empties.
"I hear that train a coming, it's rolling round the bend." NKP 765 follows the lyrics of the great Johnny Cash as she leads "The Varsity" excursion train towards Janesville, WI... (more)
As new gets ready to depart, old awaits it's turn to show that it still has some life left in the tank. BNSF 6328 pulls out of the Peoria Power Plant to head west for another load while BNSF 9916 ... (more)
Cab ride in a GP9 = ✔️. BLOL 7591 is the unit in charge of the very short train today as we head Eastbound towards Gibson City, IL on the old IC tracks.
Are we back in 1990? Yeah right, I wish, although I would not even have been born for another 7 years. Anyways BN-1 and BN-3 patiently await the start of Illinois Railway Museum's Diesel Days to s... (more)
A brand new and freshly delivered UP SD70AH number 9026 leads a hotshot intermodal west outside of Rochelle, IL on the UP Geneva Sub.
CN 5367 leads the short local long hood forward south through Cedarburg, WI on the CN Saukville Sub.
BNSF 4712 which still sports the Warbonnet scheme pulls it's train out of the siding in Flag Center to continue west on the BNSF Aurora Sub. Here it is passing the soon to be replaced CB&Q searchl... (more)
UP 1996 leads a Z-train on the Union Pacific Geneva Sub westbound out of Franklin Grove, IL.