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6/22/2018
 
 
 
 
  Viewing the last 200 photos I selected as my favorite Pictures.
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CSXT 2015
Title:  CSXT 2015
Description:  Here's a rare sight; a four-axle leader on a mainline train. This is J784.
Photo Date:  6/6/2018  Upload Date: 6/9/2018 9:16:27 PM
Location:  Hamilton, OH
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CSX 2015(GP38-3)
Views:  33   Comments: 1
CSXT 764
Title:  CSXT 764
Description:  The little guy waits for the big guys to get out of the way.
Photo Date:  5/19/2018  Upload Date: 5/24/2018 9:28:59 PM
Location:  Fostoria, OH
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CSX 764(ES44AC-H) CSX 7765(C40-8W) CSX 2674(GP38-2)
Views:  41   Comments: 1
CN 8899
Title:  CN 8899
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/12/2018  Upload Date: 5/16/2018 3:02:37 PM
Location:  Lake Zurich, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CN 8899(SD70M-2)
Views:  31   Comments: 1
NS 8105
Title:  NS 8105
Description:  Not the face I was expecting on the CN.
Photo Date:  5/8/2018  Upload Date: 5/9/2018 1:42:44 PM
Location:  Lake Zurich, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 8105(ES44AC)
Views:  91   Comments: 2
CN "Baton Rouge"
Title:  CN "Baton Rouge"
Description:  "Baton Rouge" completes an unusual head-end.
Photo Date:  5/8/2018  Upload Date: 5/9/2018 1:38:57 PM
Location:  Lake Zurich, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  62   Comments: 1
CN 2039
Title:  CN 2039
Description:  This appears to be one of the ex-GE demonstrators. It's new here.
Photo Date:  5/3/2018  Upload Date: 5/4/2018 8:55:39 PM
Location:  Lake Zurich, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  CN 2039(ET44AC)
Views:  54   Comments: 1
BNSF 9578
Title:  BNSF 9578
Description:  I love it when BNSF gets short of power and pulls the Executives out of storage.
Photo Date:  4/10/2018  Upload Date: 4/22/2018 7:35:19 PM
Location:  Deshler, OH
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 9578(SD70MAC)
Views:  73   Comments: 2
BNSF 5544
Title:  BNSF 5544
Description:  Less than two hours later, Q172's power has been turned at North Baltimore and headed back west on Q171.
Photo Date:  4/10/2018  Upload Date: 4/16/2018 7:01:31 PM
Location:  Deshler, OH
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5544(ES44C4)
Views:  35   Comments: 1
CSXT 8055
Title:  CSXT 8055
Description:  K524 has steel coils for Middletown. In the distance, Q161 waits for permission to leave the North Baltimore intermodal terminal.
Photo Date:  4/10/2018  Upload Date: 4/15/2018 9:15:55 PM
Location:  Hoytville, OH
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CSX 8055(SD40-2)
Views:  61   Comments: 2
CSXT 6238
Title:  CSXT 6238
Description:  This is ex-B&O 4339.
Photo Date:  3/14/2018  Upload Date: 3/25/2018 9:16:04 PM
Location:  Fostoria, OH
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CSX 6238(GP40-2) CSX 8406(SD40-2) CSX 511(AC44CW)
Views:  63   Comments: 1
CSXT 4060
Title:  CSXT 4060
Description:  J792 interrupts a tie gang working near the old B&O nee CH&D depot.
Photo Date:  3/15/2018  Upload Date: 3/18/2018 9:36:03 PM
Location:  Hamilton, OH
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 4060(SD40-3)
Views:  62   Comments: 1
CN 3079
Title:  CN 3079
Description:  3079 is southbound with ethanol loads. The cross tracks are Metra's Milwaukee District West line.
Photo Date:  2/28/2018  Upload Date: 3/9/2018 9:02:16 PM
Location:  Spaulding, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CN 3079(ET44AH)
Views:  51   Comments: 1
BNSF 788
Title:  BNSF 788
Description:  Another regular - Harbor BA-1 - with unusual power.
Photo Date:  2/16/2018  Upload Date: 2/27/2018 8:43:08 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 788(C44-9W)
Views:  105   Comments: 4
CN 8880
Title:  CN 8880
Description:  Westbound potash train on the Harbor.
Photo Date:  2/16/2018  Upload Date: 2/27/2018 8:47:27 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 8880(SD70M-2)
Views:  85   Comments: 4
NS 9486
Title:  NS 9486
Description:  Z032 is a daily transfer from the Harbor Belt to the Iowa Interstate.
Photo Date:  1/31/2018  Upload Date: 2/12/2018 10:50:59 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 9486(C44-9W) NS 9881(C44-9W)
Views:  64   Comments: 2
CSXT 5117
Title:  CSXT 5117
Description:  The tall grass is Common Reed, Phragmites Australis.
Photo Date:  1/27/2018  Upload Date: 2/1/2018 10:13:30 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CSX 5117(AC44CW)
Views:  53   Comments: 2
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:  53   Comments: 2
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:  49   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:  54   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:  98   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:  84   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:  67   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:  74   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:  77   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:  73   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:  89   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:  96   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:  70   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:  107   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:  88   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:  126   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:  81   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:  94   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:  65   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:  112   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:  40   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:  51   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:  98   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:  86   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:  46   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:  91   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:  95   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:  63   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:  117   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:  140   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:  106   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:  81   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:  95   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:  83   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:  108   Comments: 3


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