A dozen or so retired Metra Electric cars sit rotting away awaiting an uncertain fate.
Back in the day when SD40's roamed the KCS.
The trip is just about done as a local is about to enter the former MKT yard at Caphead in Bellmead.
A former NS SW1500 now on lease on the IHB.
Emerging out from under IH55, a southbound grain train from WSOR rolls through Plainfield on the former EJ&E. It will have gotten on the IC at Matteson to continue the trip to the gulf coast.
The oil local rolls southbound past the refineries in Lemont to retrieve a string of tank cars before rolling back north to Glenn Yard.
The outbound Zephyr kicks up snow as it races westbound through Eola Yard on a frigid but sunny day.
A CSX empty oil train rolls past an inbound train smoking it up like an Alco as it departs Downers Grove Main Street Station.
An outbound train rolls through Highlands as the fall foliage peaks in the Chicagoland area.
The Southwest Chief flies through Downers Grove doing every bit of 79mph while an outbound Metra has just departed Fairview Ave station.