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11/18/2017
 
 
 
 
  Viewing the last 200 photos I selected as my favorite Pictures.
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Trundling down Kingsbury
Title:  Trundling down Kingsbury
Description:  Chicago Terminal working its way down busy Kingsbury
Photo Date:  12/27/2007  Upload Date: 12/28/2007 6:57:58 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Mike W.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  731   Comments: 6
Near Miss
Title:  Near Miss
Description:  Near miss with a van while crossing Cortland
Photo Date:  12/27/2007  Upload Date: 12/28/2007 6:57:56 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Mike W.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ILSX 900(SW8)
Views:  692   Comments: 2
Switching Finkl Steel 2
Title:  Switching Finkl Steel 2
Description:  ILSX 900 backs across Cortland Ave.
Photo Date:  12/27/2007  Upload Date: 12/28/2007 6:57:56 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Mike W.
Categories: 
Locomotives:  ILSX 900(SW8)
Views:  621   Comments: 0
Climbing large incline
Title:  Climbing large incline
Description:  After switching Morton Salt, entering North Ave. Yard
Photo Date:  12/27/2007  Upload Date: 12/28/2007 6:57:53 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Mike W.
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  UPY 547(GP15-1)
Views:  733   Comments: 0
Switching Morton Salt
Title:  Switching Morton Salt
Description: 
Photo Date:  12/27/2007  Upload Date: 12/28/2007 6:57:55 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Mike W.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UPY 547(GP15-1)
Views:  823   Comments: 1
Crossing the Chicago River
Title:  Crossing the Chicago River
Description: 
Photo Date:  12/27/2007  Upload Date: 12/28/2007 6:57:59 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Mike W.
Categories:  Bridge
Locomotives:  ILSX 900(SW8)
Views:  2282   Comments: 15
Holy Crap!
Title:  Holy Crap!
Description:  Under some amazing crespecular rays, BNSF 2305 is siloetted against a lake.
Photo Date:  12/22/2006  Upload Date: 12/22/2006 10:38:27 PM
Location:  Woodridge, IL
Author:  Mike W.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 2305(GP38-2)
Views:  509   Comments: 1
Fouling the Crossing
Title:  Fouling the Crossing
Description:  With a storm in the background, BNSF 4230 is fouling the crossing in order to clear the switch. In a second, the crew member riding in front will throw the switch and then proceed down the far track to pick up a box car.
Photo Date:  12/22/2006  Upload Date: 12/22/2006 9:55:54 PM
Location:  Woodridge, IL
Author:  Mike W.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 4230(B23-7)
Views:  421   Comments: 0
A lonely old caboose.
Title:  A lonely old caboose.
Description:  ATSF 999730 bumps along down the Argonne branch as the local is now done with its switching.
Photo Date:  12/22/2006  Upload Date: 12/22/2006 9:56:00 PM
Location:  Woodridge, IL
Author:  Mike W.
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  527   Comments: 0
Through a Winter Wonderland
Title:  Through a Winter Wonderland
Description:  BNSF 5268, a C44-9W, kicks up snow as it heads eastbound through Lemont on December 1st, 2006. The night before, a storm system, whose clouds can be seen breaking up overhead, dumped about 12 inches of snow on the ground, causing many school cancellations, including my own. :-)
Photo Date:  12/1/2006  Upload Date: 12/1/2006 10:56:47 PM
Location:  Lemont, IL
Author:  Mike W.
Categories:  Winter,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5361(C44-9W)
Views:  527   Comments: 1
Past the houses, farms, and fields...
Title:  Past the houses, farms, and fields...
Description:  In quite an odd site, BNSF 7024 and 8024(seperated by exactly 1000), lead what appears to be an eastbound Z train just east of Mazon, another odd site as usually Z-trains are pulled by newer power.
Photo Date:  11/19/2006  Upload Date: 11/25/2006 11:14:54 PM
Location:  Mazon, IL
Author:  Mike W.
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7024(SD40-2) BNSF 8024(SD40-2)
Views:  372   Comments: 1
The Dangers of Highballing
Title:  The Dangers of Highballing
Description:  An SD70M highballs past a sign warning about the dangers of crossing the tracks in front of highballing trains.
Photo Date:  10/29/2006  Upload Date: 10/30/2006 12:01:05 AM
Location:  Lombard, IL
Author:  Mike W.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 4237(SD70M)
Views:  343   Comments: 0
Skateboard Aesthetics 2
Title:  Skateboard Aesthetics 2
Description:  Another attempt to mix it up, probably not as good as the last one if it hadn't been blurred.
Photo Date:  10/29/2006  Upload Date: 10/30/2006 12:01:06 AM
Location:  Lombard, IL
Author:  Mike W.
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  UP 9097(C41-8)
Views:  362   Comments: 1
Through the backyards...
Title:  Through the backyards...
Description:  As I was driving aimlessly, I spotted this spot and just had to shoot it. The results speak for themselves, IMHO.
Photo Date:  10/29/2006  Upload Date: 10/30/2006 12:01:07 AM
Location:  Lombard, IL
Author:  Mike W.
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  UP 9703(C44-9W)
Views:  371   Comments: 1
Amid Fall Colors
Title:  Amid Fall Colors
Description:  Amid wonderful fall colors highlighted by backlighting, the Argonne Local creeps through Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve led by GP39-2 2943.
Photo Date:  10/9/2006  Upload Date: 10/27/2006 11:43:43 PM
Location:  Argonne, IL
Author:  Mike W.
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  BNSF 2943(GP39-2)
Views:  478   Comments: 4
IAIS 6988
Title:  IAIS 6988
Description:  Attempted to recreate a David Plowden shot for my AP Photo class.
Photo Date:  9/16/2006  Upload Date: 9/17/2006 10:48:54 PM
Location:  Rock Island, IL
Author:  Mike W.
Categories:  Yard,Steam
Locomotives:  IAIS 6988(2-10-2)
Views:  404   Comments: 0
The Once Great Line
Title:  The Once Great Line
Description:  An empty coal train heads west on the former MoPac White River Line. Named after RR manager William Cotter, Cotter was a RR boomtown that later busted upon the closing of its roundhouse.
Photo Date:  6/12/2006  Upload Date: 6/19/2006 8:33:32 AM
Location:  Cotter, AR
Author:  Mike W.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 6851(AC44CW)
Views:  407   Comments: 1
AMTK 162
Title:  AMTK 162
Description:  Taken from Silver Cross Stadium, AMTK 162 waits to enter JUS is siloetted by the last few rays of sun before it is overtaken by a fast moving storm front.
Photo Date:  5/30/2006  Upload Date: 5/30/2006 11:03:16 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Mike W.
Categories:  Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 162(P42DC)
Views:  458   Comments: 0
Past the Ashpalt Plant
Title:  Past the Ashpalt Plant
Description:  A bright, shiny new Gevo leads its train past the Astec Asphalt Plant west of Lemont.
Photo Date:  4/8/2006  Upload Date: 4/25/2006 8:32:41 PM
Location:  Lemont, IL
Author:  Mike W.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7759(ES44DC)
Views:  424   Comments: 0
Passing Trains that have no name...
Title:  Passing Trains that have no name...
Description:  The lights of the Metra Cab Car reflect off a westbound BNSF intermodal.
Photo Date:  2/4/2006  Upload Date: 2/4/2006 6:27:22 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Mike Wnek
Categories: 
Locomotives:  METX 189(F40PHM-2)
Views:  415   Comments: 0
Past The Passengers
Title:  Past The Passengers
Description:  BNSF 4627 leads an intermodal train as passengers wait for the delayed Chicagobound Metra amid heavy flurries.
Photo Date:  2/4/2006  Upload Date: 2/4/2006 6:27:19 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Mike Wnek
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 4627(C44-9W)
Views:  402   Comments: 0
Down the Transcon
Title:  Down the Transcon
Description:  After a hearing a "WOOOHOOO!" over the scanner, a track inspection train rounded the bend at about 60mph and headed down the Transcon. Fuji Finepix S5100, 1/640 at F/7
Photo Date:  12/5/2005  Upload Date: 12/6/2005 11:04:26 PM
Location:  Lockport, IL
Author:  Mike Wnek
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2761(GP39E)
Views:  464   Comments: 1
Horse Power
Title:  Horse Power
Description:  NS 9230 leads an intermodal westbound on the BNSF Transcon while the ComEd Will County Power Plant in Romeoville lets out extra steam in the 20 degree weather. Fuji Finepix S5100, 1/750 at F/8
Photo Date:  12/5/2005  Upload Date: 12/6/2005 11:04:02 PM
Location:  Lockport, IL
Author:  Mike Wnek
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 9230(C40-9W)
Views:  432   Comments: 0
BNSF 4871
Title:  BNSF 4871
Description:  After waiting for two Amtrak trains to clear, BNSF 4871 breaks the diamonds at Joliet with Eastbound stacks. Fuji Finepix S5100, 1/400 at F/5
Photo Date:  12/10/2005  Upload Date: 12/11/2005 11:27:50 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Mike Wnek
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 4871(C44-9W)
Views:  359   Comments: 1
A Vision from the Past
Title:  A Vision from the Past
Description:  A sight for sore eyes, two bluebonnet B23-7s bracket a Green GP15-1. From the view of the photo,though, it could still be 1995. If I didn't know better I'd say I was still 7.
Photo Date:  1/12/2006  Upload Date: 1/13/2006 1:48:45 AM
Location:  Lemont, IL
Author:  Mike Wnek
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 4258(B23-7)
Views:  447   Comments: 0
BNSF 2961
Title:  BNSF 2961
Description:  BNSF 2961 alone heads today's hard to catch Argonne Local. Its currently sitting, presumably waiting for the main to clear.
Photo Date:  1/11/2006  Upload Date: 1/13/2006 1:36:57 AM
Location:  Woodridge, IL
Author:  Mike Wnek
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2961(GP39V)
Views:  509   Comments: 0
All Boarding
Title:  All Boarding
Description:  Passengers board the Southbound Ann Rutledge led by AMTK 127. Fuji Finepix S5100, 1/300 at F/3.1
Photo Date:  12/10/2005  Upload Date: 12/10/2005 1:03:25 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Mike Wnek
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AMTK 177(P42DC)
Views:  464   Comments: 0


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