The last of its kind. EJ&E 703, the last J Ball locomotive, shoves its train down an industrial spur in Waukesha.
The fall colors are on full display as IBCX 815 and 5115 take an empty grain train south while a thunderstorm rolls over.
Former glory. BNSF 645 doing what it does best. Leading hot intermodal trains towards the west coast. Here its seen leading QNYCLAC westbound over the Des Plaines River.
J. Niles Lumber Co 5 departs the East Union depot in a cloud of smoke.
Railroading in 2020. Labor Day Weekend marked the first event the Illinois Railway Museum held due to COVID-19. As the sun begins to set, one of the steam crew volunteers applies some fresh oil to... (more)
At 69 years old, SP 1518 still earns its keep at the Illinois Railway Museum, being used occasionally on their mainline trains. On August 16th, 1518 was put to work on the coach train, following a... (more)
UP train LPJ05 slows to a stop on the main in Triumph to set out and pick up some hoppers from a grain elevator.
The South Shore Kingsbury local heads north back to Michigan City after a few hours of switching the industrial park in town.
An NICTD train arrives at the Ogden Dunes station.
CSS 804 and 805 hustle their train through the Ogden Dunes station in notch 8.
ILSX 942, a 52 year old SW1500, shoves a cut of box cars into a siding while putting on a smoke show.
BNSF's West Chicago local backs up a small industrial spur. These rails have seen better days, now only seeing this local 3 times per week.
A westbound intermodal passes through one of the last sets of G heads on the Chicago line. These G heads are becoming increasingly rare.
The South Shore Kingsbury local departs Michigan city on a warm summer morning.
Some sort of GE Centercab switcher sits silently awaiting its next assignment as an NS manifest flies past heading toward Chicago.