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  1. Metra heads east during sunset.

    Metra heads east during sunset.

    Metra heads east during sunset.
  2. BNSF 5198 heads west into the setting sun.

    BNSF 5198 heads west into the setting sun.

    BNSF 5198 heads west into the setting sun.
  3. EJ&E 662 heads through Crest Hill

    EJ&E 662 heads through Crest Hill

    EJ&E SD38-2 662, still with the J-Ball is right where it should be as it is on the point of a empty taconite train heading for Eola.The other J-balls are 650, 654, and 703.
  4. EMD 3, one of four EMD SD60 demonstrators, heads west through Ransom.

    EMD 3, one of four EMD SD60 demonstrators, heads west through Ransom.

    EMD 3, one of four EMD SD60 demonstrators, heads west through Ransom as it passes the silos.
  5. CP SD40-2F 9013 heads through Coal City

    CP SD40-2F 9013 heads through Coal City

    CP SD40-2F Red Barn #9013 and a CP AC4400CW lead a westbound coal train through Coal City. CP power is rare on the Chillicothe Sub as well as Coal Trains. Seeing a CP red barn leading a coal train here is unheard of.
  6. EMD SD60 demo 3 heads through Ransom

    EMD SD60 demo 3 heads through Ransom

    EMD SD60 demonstrator #3, a BNSF GP60B, and a Santa Fe bluebonnet GP60 lead S-WSPLAC past the silos in Ransom.
  7. UP E9 949 heads through Elmhurst

    UP E9 949 heads through Elmhurst

    UP\'s A-B-A E9s, lead by E9A 949, lead a business train through Elmhurst in a hurry.
  8. Camas Prarie Railnet B23-7 heads through Ottawa

    Camas Prarie Railnet B23-7 heads through Ottawa

    Camas Prarie Railnet B23-7s 2, 1, and 4 head up Illinois Railway\'s 3:00 job asit prepares to pick up some cars to take to BNSF\'s Eola Yard.
  9. EJ&E caboose 508 heads through Joliet

    EJ&E caboose 508 heads through Joliet

    EJ&E caboose 508 trails JSW2 as it heads through Joliet.
  10. UP E9 949 heads through West Chicago

    UP E9 949 heads through West Chicago

    UP E9A 949, E9B 963, and E9A 951 head under the CNW signal bridge with a passenger special, approaching JB tower and the EJ&E diamond in West Chicago.
  11. UP 8318 heads through De Kalb

    UP 8318 heads through De Kalb

    UP SD70ACe #8318 helps out on a eastbound manifest heading through De Kalb. Photo taken from the Baymont Inn, where one can watch trains from the comforts of home.
  12. Ohio Central 4023

    Ohio Central 4023

    Ohio Central SD40-2 #4023, SD40T-2 #4025, and SD40-2 #4024 depart the EJ&E\'s Joliet Yard west for Eola.
  13. EJ&E 668 heads through Plainfield

    EJ&E 668 heads through Plainfield

    EJ&E SD38-2s 668 and 656 lead the JSW1 local through Plainfield, complete with a caboose, on a freezing cold day. Wind chills were 20 degrees below zero when I took this photo. Brrrr! It is always worth seeing the EJ&E, no matter how cold it is.
  14. NS 2721 head west through Kernan

    NS 2721 head west through Kernan

    NS 2721, a very nice NS SD70M-2 with a clean wax job, lead P-WSPLAC down the transcon at Kernan, a town so small it is barely a town.
  15. BNSF 7322 heads through Ransom

    BNSF 7322 heads through Ransom

    Yet more older power heads through Ransom past the silos. BNSF SD40-2 #7322, with one of the worst horns I have ever heard, lead a autorack along with a NS Dash 9.
  16. BN 7910 heads through Ransom

    BN 7910 heads through Ransom

    BN SD40-2 #7910 and a BNSF warbonnet B40-8W lead M-IHBGAL past the silos in Ransom.
  17. Santa Fe 8717 heads through Ransom

    Santa Fe 8717 heads through Ransom

    Santa Fe bluebonnet GP60 #8717 and a warbonnet GP60M lead a westbound stacker past the silos in Ransom. 2 Santa Fe engines, not bad for 2006.
  18. BNSF 7687 heads through Ransom

    BNSF 7687 heads through Ransom

    BNSF ES44DC #7687, the first engine ever to recieve the new logo, leads Z-WSPLAC through Ransom.
  19. Unusual paint scheme

    Unusual paint scheme

    Here is a very unusual paint scheme. BNSF Dash 9 #434o is half primered, half H2. Looks like it was involved in a wreck and BNSF didn\'t paint the wrecked area. I\'m glad this isn\'t the way all BNSF engines look.
  20. A CP train heads into the sunset.

    A CP train heads into the sunset.

    A CP intermodal train, led by 2 AC4400CWs, heads into a very nice sunset at Franklin Park.



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