Slashing through the Heartland, the former Illinois Central mainline provides a straight shot south from Chicago towards the Gulf of Mexico. The route is fast and straight. And on this foggy night, somewhere out in the country south of the tiny town of Ashkum, IL, a distant headlight is approaching. It’s just another freight train, [...]
Hugging Chicago’s lakefront, the original Illinois Central Railroad mainline was built in 1856 and electrified in 1926. Today, it is one of Metra’s busiest stretches of commuter railroad, with hundreds of daily trains carrying thousands of commuters into the Loop at Millennium Station. South of Roosevelt Road, there are also a few freight trains along [...]
The headlight of an approaching train casts moving shadows upon the snowy scene at Hodgkins, IL. And, join me on Facebook : Twitter : Flickr
Slowly creeping out of a cloud of swirling snow, an oncoming train rolls down the BNSF’s triple track mainline in Riverside, IL with freight from the west coast.
For some reason, this photo looks very menacing to me. I think it’s the icicles hanging from the rock cut on the right that appear to be the teeth of some giant monster. In reality, it’s nothing more than Norfolk Southern train X4T struggling upgrade through one of the giant cuts on the “Rathole” near [...]
It’s no secret that I like shooting at night. Which makes my decision to leave my tripod at home on a recent road trip all the more puzzling. Anyway, when we were on our way back towards Chicago and ran across a Toledo, Peoria & Western freight train sitting in Kentland, IN while the crew [...]