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10/17/2017
 
 
 
 
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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:  26   Comments: 2
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:  50   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:  37   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:  78   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:  59   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:  62   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:  29   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:  56   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:  21   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:  30   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:  63   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:  45   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:  30   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:  49   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(Unknown)
Views:  49   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:  41   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:  76   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:  105   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:  75   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:  57   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:  64   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:  55   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:  81   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:  85   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:  154   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:  45   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:  62   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:  68   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:  62   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:  56   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:  79   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:  91   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:  65   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:  58   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:  79   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:  54   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:  83   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:  109   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:  122   Comments: 4
CN 8879
Title:  CN 8879
Description:  Six years old and the plow is still shiny. CN takes care of their equipment.
Photo Date:  3/28/2017  Upload Date: 4/1/2017 7:26:18 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  CN 8879(SD70M-2)
Views:  115   Comments: 5
BNSF 8591
Title:  BNSF 8591
Description:  That's a handsome face.
Photo Date:  3/18/2017  Upload Date: 3/20/2017 8:44:12 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 8591(SD70ACe)
Views:  64   Comments: 5
CSXT 527
Title:  CSXT 527
Description:  Eastbound under the signal bridge at Lincoln Avenue.
Photo Date:  3/9/2017  Upload Date: 3/17/2017 9:29:54 PM
Location:  Dolton, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 527(AC44CW)
Views:  71   Comments: 4
CN 2880
Title:  CN 2880
Description:  Nobody keeps their engines cleaner.
Photo Date:  3/4/2017  Upload Date: 3/8/2017 10:36:00 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CN 2880(ES44AC)
Views:  71   Comments: 5
CSXT 97
Title:  CSXT 97
Description:  11:40 - Q146 heads east. He'll work North Baltimore and go on to Columbus.
Photo Date:  2/22/2017  Upload Date: 2/28/2017 8:19:34 PM
Location:  Dolton, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CSX 97(AC44CW)
Views:  75   Comments: 3
CSXT 5429
Title:  CSXT 5429
Description:  Seven pretty GEs all in a row.
Photo Date:  2/22/2017  Upload Date: 2/28/2017 8:21:51 PM
Location:  Dolton, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CSX 5429(ES40DC) CSX 7730(C40-8W) CSX 7713(C40-8W) CSX 5111(AC44CW) CSX 774(ES44AC-H) CSX 873(ES44AC-H) CSX 7775(C40-8W)
Views:  71   Comments: 4
CSXT 454
Title:  CSXT 454
Description:  454 is shoving Z032 through Blue Island Junction a mile away. The B&O emblem is in pretty good shape.
Photo Date:  2/22/2017  Upload Date: 2/25/2017 7:14:32 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 454(AC44CW)
Views:  98   Comments: 4
CN 8839
Title:  CN 8839
Description:  I'm gonna get stuck between these guys if I don't move.
Photo Date:  2/22/2017  Upload Date: 2/24/2017 8:10:44 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  CN 8839(SD70M-2)
Views:  47   Comments: 3
IMRR 81
Title:  IMRR 81
Description:  Illinois & Midland (ex-C&IM) 81 sits behind the engine service building at Barr Yard with its exhaust stacks muffled. It's playing days may be over.
Photo Date:  2/11/2017  Upload Date: 2/12/2017 7:27:55 PM
Location:  Barr Yard, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  IMRR 81(SD20)
Views:  207   Comments: 4
Limited Visibility
Title:  Limited Visibility
Description:  Over at Cottage Grove, the snow has picked up. A CSX-powered transfer run on the Harbor waits for a signal while Q146 heads east with BNSF motors.
Photo Date:  2/8/2017  Upload Date: 2/11/2017 8:52:26 PM
Location:  Dolton, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Winter,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  85   Comments: 5
CN 5645
Title:  CN 5645
Description: 
Photo Date:  2/8/2017  Upload Date: 2/9/2017 11:01:48 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Jim Ford
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  CN 5645(SD75I)
Views:  63   Comments: 4


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