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  1. CP SD40-2

    CP SD40-2

    A faded CP 5743 down by the roundhouse in Nahant Yard.
  2. BNSF ES44C4

    BNSF ES44C4

    An ES44C4 on the point departing Willow Springs.
  3. Highlands


    Eastbound oil train passes under Oak Street in Hinsdale. The days are numbered for the old bridge as plans are in the works to replace it.
  4. EMDX 9501 SD60ACe

    EMDX 9501 SD60ACe

    A fence shot of EMDX 9501 on the backlot of EMD LaGrange.
  5. FRN

    Comment by 'FRN' in media 'D9-40BBW 8302'

    Interesting stuff, maybe someone will kitbash a model into the Dash 9 B-B-B-B configuration.
  6. FRN

    Comment by 'FRN' in media 'K&O(WAMX) 3921 at Great Bend KS'

    Nice catch, good to see fresh paint on the Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad.
  7. Northshore Mining SD28

    Northshore Mining SD28

    Northshore Miining SD28 #1236 parked on the east end of Barr Yard in Riverdale, Illinois. Only 12 SD28 locomotives were manufactured by EMD back in the mid 60's, 4 went to Reserve Mining, now part of Northshore Mining.
  8. MET RP20BD

    MET RP20BD

    M&ET - Modesto & Empire Traction? A pair of ultra clean power MET units were parked in Rochelle, Illinois.This one is 2004, the other one was 2003. December 2011.
  9. CSX Locomotives from Valparaiso Wreck

    CSX Locomotives from Valparaiso Wreck

    A pair of locomotives damaged in the crash involving three CSX trains near Valparaiso Indiana, on January 6th, 2012, sit in Barr Yard in Riverdale. The first locomotive to the right is CSXT 5284, an ES44DC. The second is an AC4400CW, either CSXT 517 or 320.
  10. FRN

    Comment by 'FRN' in media '18th Street Bridge'

    Good luck with your photography, be safe, and I look forward to seeing the results posted. FWIW - I use the flat gaurdrail as my tripod for night photography there.
  11. BNSF Ore Train

    BNSF Ore Train

    An SD70MAC shoves on the rear of a loaded ore train as it heads south through Savanna, Illinois. A pair of ES44AC's were leading.
  12. FRN

    Comment by 'FRN' in media 'GM&O F3s P&PUs Turntable Peoria Il 1955'

    That is a great turntable shot.
  13. FRN

    Comment by 'FRN' in media 'BNSF 4868 Lyle, WA'

    Nice background.
  14. Chicago


    The Amtrak locomotive lineup viewed from 18th Street.
  15. FRN

    Comment by 'FRN' in media 'NS 068 Limited Special'

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