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1/22/2018
 
 
 
 
  Viewing the last 200 photos I selected as my favorite Pictures.
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CSXT 495
Title:  CSXT 495
Description:  Q137 comes out the west end of Barr Yard.
Photo Date:  1/10/2018  Upload Date: 1/19/2018 3:38:05 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 495(AC44CW)
Views:  29   Comments: 1
CN 2597
Title:  CN 2597
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/10/2018  Upload Date: 1/13/2018 8:59:08 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Track,Action
Locomotives:  CN 2597(C44-9W)
Views:  31   Comments: 2
UP 8815
Title:  UP 8815
Description:  This is Q393, nearing the end of its journey from Selkirk.
Photo Date:  12/16/2017  Upload Date: 12/21/2017 12:47:40 PM
Location:  Portage, IN
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 8815(SD70ACe)
Views:  31   Comments: 1
CSXT 3176
Title:  CSXT 3176
Description:  Q246 brings Hondas from Marysville, Ohio.
Photo Date:  12/16/2017  Upload Date: 12/18/2017 11:37:47 PM
Location:  Portage, IN
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CSX 3176(ES44AC-H)
Views:  53   Comments: 1
CN 2844
Title:  CN 2844
Description:  This is a transfer block of potash empties going to Blue Island Yard.
Photo Date:  11/25/2017  Upload Date: 12/5/2017 10:54:17 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  CN 2844(ES44AC)
Views:  61   Comments: 3
CSXT 722
Title:  CSXT 722
Description:  Q010 comes around the curve at Dolton Junction.
Photo Date:  11/25/2017  Upload Date: 11/30/2017 7:56:06 PM
Location:  Dolton, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  46   Comments: 2
CSXT 264
Title:  CSXT 264
Description:  Q147 pulls past Chatham. I love the clutter at this end of Barr Yard.
Photo Date:  11/21/2017  Upload Date: 11/23/2017 6:28:23 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 264(AC44CW)
Views:  47   Comments: 4
CSXT 8136
Title:  CSXT 8136
Description:  This is still what an engine should look like. The classic face leads Q137 toward Union Avenue.
Photo Date:  11/21/2017  Upload Date: 11/23/2017 6:31:42 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CSX 8136(SD40-2)
Views:  45   Comments: 3
CN 3037
Title:  CN 3037
Description:  . . . with extra power
Photo Date:  11/9/2017  Upload Date: 11/16/2017 6:34:18 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  CN 3037(ET44AC)
Views:  47   Comments: 3
CSXT 3141
Title:  CSXT 3141
Description:  A big wave to the photographer.
Photo Date:  10/21/2017  Upload Date: 10/25/2017 9:19:31 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CSX 3141(ES44AC-H)
Views:  52   Comments: 1
CSXT 9003
Title:  CSXT 9003
Description:  Q016 has worked the intermodal facility. He will now drop his conductor, pull out, and shove back to pick up the rear of his train visible in the distance.
Photo Date:  10/13/2017  Upload Date: 10/18/2017 10:00:48 PM
Location:  North Baltimore, OH
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CSX 9003(C40-9W)
Views:  60   Comments: 2
CSXT 273
Title:  CSXT 273
Description:  K649 is short enough to fit in the frame.
Photo Date:  10/11/2017  Upload Date: 10/14/2017 5:24:34 PM
Location:  North Baltimore, OH
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CSX 273(AC44CW)
Views:  50   Comments: 3
CN 2803
Title:  CN 2803
Description:  Single-handed on a southbound stacker.
Photo Date:  10/2/2017  Upload Date: 10/3/2017 9:26:48 PM
Location:  Mundelein, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CN 2803(ES44AC)
Views:  77   Comments: 3
UTLX 628035
Title:  UTLX 628035
Description:  Still in GTW blue, he'll go straight down the Soo to Schiller Park. The trailing car is new here.
Photo Date:  10/2/2017  Upload Date: 10/3/2017 9:31:28 PM
Location:  Mundelein, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives:  GTW 4911(GP38-2)
Views:  61   Comments: 1
CSXT 3105
Title:  CSXT 3105
Description:  September 22, 2017: 3105 leads Q385 past what's left. This must have been a horrendous fire.
Photo Date:  9/22/2017  Upload Date: 9/25/2017 8:40:47 PM
Location:  Wellington, OH
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CSX 3105(ES44AC-H)
Views:  101   Comments: 2
CN 2853
Title:  CN 2853
Description:  Extra power today.
Photo Date:  9/8/2017  Upload Date: 9/16/2017 11:30:17 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CN 2853(ES44AC)
Views:  68   Comments: 5
CP 8914
Title:  CP 8914
Description:  Q166 has passed Poplar Street and approaches Columbus Avenue.
Photo Date:  8/26/2017  Upload Date: 9/6/2017 10:12:41 PM
Location:  Fostoria, OH
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CP 8914(ES44AC)
Views:  75   Comments: 5
CSXT 6035
Title:  CSXT 6035
Description:  Ex-B&O 4455 is riding along.
Photo Date:  8/26/2017  Upload Date: 9/5/2017 6:12:17 PM
Location:  Greenwich, OH
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CSX 6055(GP40-2) CSX 8604(SD50-2) CSX 4725(SD70MAC)
Views:  44   Comments: 1
WE 6983
Title:  WE 6983
Description:  We've been dealt two pairs.
Photo Date:  8/25/2017  Upload Date: 8/29/2017 10:19:48 PM
Location:  Greenwich, OH
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  WE 6983(SD40-2) WE 7003(SD40-2) WE 3049(SD40-3) WE 6318(SD40-2) WE 6994(SD40-2)
Views:  81   Comments: 4
CP 6251
Title:  CP 6251
Description:  Most of the drama is over as they pull toward the switch maintainer's truck.
Photo Date:  8/25/2017  Upload Date: 8/28/2017 5:47:58 PM
Location:  Greenwich, OH
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CP 6251(SD60) CSX 34(AC44CW) CSX 7685(C40-8W)
Views:  26   Comments: 1
CN 8866
Title:  CN 8866
Description:  Y130 comes from Bedford Park with unusual power.
Photo Date:  8/19/2017  Upload Date: 8/22/2017 10:48:13 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  37   Comments: 2
BNSF 766
Title:  BNSF 766
Description:  I love it when BNSF gets short of power.
Photo Date:  8/12/2017  Upload Date: 8/19/2017 9:06:53 PM
Location:  Portage, IN
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 766(C44-9W)
Views:  80   Comments: 4
UP 5976
Title:  UP 5976
Description:  L090, the eastbound produce train, starts us off.
Photo Date:  8/12/2017  Upload Date: 8/19/2017 9:14:44 PM
Location:  Portage, IN
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 5976(AC44CWCTE)
Views:  65   Comments: 4
CSXT 3424
Title:  CSXT 3424
Description:  Nice timing. This is Q003.
Photo Date:  8/12/2017  Upload Date: 8/18/2017 12:40:23 PM
Location:  Union Mills, IN
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CSX 3424(ET44AH)
Views:  35   Comments: 2
CN 5739
Title:  CN 5739
Description:  The manifest starts to pull.
Photo Date:  8/11/2017  Upload Date: 8/14/2017 9:55:54 AM
Location:  South Barrington, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CN 5739(SD75I)
Views:  71   Comments: 3
EMDX 1610
Title:  EMDX 1610
Description:  It's one of the EMD SD70ACe-T4 demonstrators, the second I've seen in UP livery.
Photo Date:  8/2/2017  Upload Date: 8/5/2017 6:58:34 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  EMDX 1610(SD70AH-T4)
Views:  65   Comments: 1
CSXT 5356
Title:  CSXT 5356
Description:  K634 has stopped short of the Galatea diamond so Q010 can run around him.
Photo Date:  7/18/2017  Upload Date: 7/25/2017 7:50:04 PM
Location:  North Baltimore, OH
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CSX 5356(ES40DC) CSX 5244(ES40DC)
Views:  52   Comments: 1
CN 3073
Title:  CN 3073
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/14/2017  Upload Date: 7/22/2017 12:10:27 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Bridge,Track,Action
Locomotives:  CN 3073(ET44AC)
Views:  92   Comments: 3
WE 6988
Title:  WE 6988
Description:  There's still a little morning mist in the air as an eastbound mixer starts to pull.
Photo Date:  7/19/2017  Upload Date: 7/20/2017 10:43:43 PM
Location:  Spencer, OH
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  WE 6988(SD40-2)
Views:  119   Comments: 3
CN 5632
Title:  CN 5632
Description:  Reds. A westbound manifest hits the CSX diamond.
Photo Date:  7/8/2017  Upload Date: 7/9/2017 7:03:36 PM
Location:  Wellsboro, IN
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Track,Action
Locomotives:  CN 5632(SD75I)
Views:  88   Comments: 5
CN 2655
Title:  CN 2655
Description:  Turns out to be not a bad angle.
Photo Date:  6/30/2017  Upload Date: 7/7/2017 3:33:20 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  68   Comments: 3
BNSF 5085
Title:  BNSF 5085
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/24/2017  Upload Date: 6/28/2017 9:43:13 PM
Location:  Galva, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5085(C44-9W) BNSF 4249(ES44C4)
Views:  78   Comments: 2
AMTK 50
Title:  AMTK 50
Description:  The Carl Sandburg hustles south into Wyanet.
Photo Date:  6/24/2017  Upload Date: 6/25/2017 10:12:43 PM
Location:  Wyanet, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 50(P42DC)
Views:  64   Comments: 1
UP 7754
Title:  UP 7754
Description:  1010 a.m. - Loads east
Photo Date:  6/17/2017  Upload Date: 6/21/2017 5:58:10 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 7754(ES44AC)
Views:  90   Comments: 3
CN 8943
Title:  CN 8943
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/17/2017  Upload Date: 6/20/2017 9:35:23 AM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CN 8943(SD70M-2)
Views:  102   Comments: 2
UP 1602
Title:  UP 1602
Description:  RRPA doesn't have a category for the SD70ACe-T4 yet.
Photo Date:  6/2/2017  Upload Date: 6/2/2017 10:44:52 PM
Location:  Elm Creek, NE
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  UP 1602(Unknown)
Views:  189   Comments: 5
UP 7512
Title:  UP 7512
Description:  Couldn't have planned it better.
Photo Date:  5/25/2017  Upload Date: 6/1/2017 11:31:37 PM
Location:  Willow Island, NE
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 7512(AC45CCTE)
Views:  51   Comments: 1
UP 7969
Title:  UP 7969
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/25/2017  Upload Date: 5/28/2017 11:12:48 PM
Location:  Brady, NE
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 7969(AC45CCTE) UP 6792(AC44CW)
Views:  64   Comments: 3
IAIS 515
Title:  IAIS 515
Description:  Z024 pulls out of the Old Yard and heads north on the Harbor Belt. He'll end up crossing over himself on the ex-Rock Island.
Photo Date:  5/18/2017  Upload Date: 5/22/2017 9:00:58 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  IAIS 515(ES44AC)
Views:  79   Comments: 3
VTGX 17388
Title:  VTGX 17388
Description:  The power cuts away and backs up the balloon track. I expect him to pull cars out of the scrap yard.
Photo Date:  5/18/2017  Upload Date: 5/22/2017 9:09:23 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  RollingStock,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  76   Comments: 3
CN 8801
Title:  CN 8801
Description:  Z742 has permission past Foreman Padilla's red boards.
Photo Date:  5/6/2017  Upload Date: 5/12/2017 8:38:36 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  CN 8801(SD70M-2)
Views:  67   Comments: 3
CN 2651
Title:  CN 2651
Description:  Rolling toward Markham at last with 116 loads on the drawbar.
Photo Date:  5/8/2017  Upload Date: 5/9/2017 11:00:54 PM
Location:  Hoffman Estates, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CN 2651(C44-9W) CN 2693(C44-9W)
Views:  93   Comments: 1
CN 3112
Title:  CN 3112
Description:  The southbound crew is short on time. They'll take the tank train north toward Wisconsin, while the crew with more time to work will take the sand train around the loop and into Markham Yard.
Photo Date:  5/8/2017  Upload Date: 5/9/2017 11:05:54 PM
Location:  Hoffman Estates, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CN 3112(ET44AC)
Views:  107   Comments: 2
CN 2847
Title:  CN 2847
Description:  A northbound intermodal pulls into the long Sutton passing track.
Photo Date:  4/27/2017  Upload Date: 5/2/2017 7:52:51 PM
Location:  Hoffman Estates, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CN 2847(ES44AC)
Views:  71   Comments: 6
CEFX 1039
Title:  CEFX 1039
Description:  Running solo with ethanol loads. He hasn't had to face much of a grade.
Photo Date:  4/27/2017  Upload Date: 4/29/2017 8:54:57 PM
Location:  Russell, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CEFX 1039(AC44CW)
Views:  62   Comments: 2
CN 8837
Title:  CN 8837
Description:  A five-minute wait and I was rewarded with a southbound hopper block on the old EJ&E belt.
Photo Date:  4/25/2017  Upload Date: 4/25/2017 10:49:12 PM
Location:  South Barrington, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CN 8837(SD70M-2)
Views:  89   Comments: 3
CN 2903
Title:  CN 2903
Description:  Ample power on Z742 today.
Photo Date:  4/21/2017  Upload Date: 4/24/2017 10:51:05 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  CN 2903(ES44AC)
Views:  60   Comments: 3
CSXT 40
Title:  CSXT 40
Description:  He's pulling up to the Riverdale signals to double his train.
Photo Date:  4/15/2017  Upload Date: 4/19/2017 2:56:02 PM
Location:  Barr Yard, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 40(AC44CW)
Views:  92   Comments: 3
CSXT 3470
Title:  CSXT 3470
Description:  Q596 has pulled out to Chatham for head room and is shoving back into a receiving track. The trailing unit, 3470, is making its first appearance on RRPA. Q130 is charging east toward Portsmouth.
Photo Date:  4/11/2017  Upload Date: 4/14/2017 11:21:08 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CSX 3470(ET44AH) CSX 3359(ET44AH)
Views:  123   Comments: 4
LTEX 2407
Title:  LTEX 2407
Description:  These veterans have been at Larry's since at least 2012. I assume they're going back to BNSF for rebuilding.
Photo Date:  4/11/2017  Upload Date: 4/12/2017 8:43:11 PM
Location:  Barr Yard, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  LTEX 2407(GP30u) LTEX 2455(GP30u) LTEX 2469(GP30u)
Views:  144   Comments: 4


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