I spent some time in Centralia, IL over the weekend. The town of Centralia hosts three railroad mainlines, all of which bisect the downtown district on a shared alignment. The BNSF’s former CB&Q southern Illinois coal route snakes through town, sharing track with the Norfolk Southern and crossing the Canadian National on the south end [...]
While a loaded coal train departs on an adjacent track, a new crew member climbs aboard an empty coal train at Clinton, IA.
One night, while waiting for something to happen in suburban Chicago, I ventured up to the Mannheim Road bridge over the east end of Canadian Pacific’s giant Bensenville freight yard. As it turns out, there were two trains working this end of the yard, the first of which was an IC&E freight train just beginning [...]
It seems that I’ve been away from the blog for a while, so I figured I’d better put up a new photo. And that new photo comes from just last night, when I was on my way back to Chicago from an attempted engagement shoot that was postponed due to rain. The rain may have [...]
I thought this image from my stock collection was appropriate to post today, given the current economic climate. And hey, if you choose to click through to Photoshelter and buy it, you will be buying American as well. Enjoy.