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by emdgp30
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: BNSF's Aurora Sub
Replies: 5
Views: 1832

Re: BNSF's Aurora Sub

Interesting; thanks for the info.
by emdgp30
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: BNSF's Aurora Sub
Replies: 5
Views: 1832

Re: BNSF's Aurora Sub

After work I went to the local grocery store and there were several railroad pics on the wall; unfortunately there were no captions/info on the pics. Also, the white spot/glare on some of the pics is from lights in the store.
by emdgp30
Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: BNSF's Aurora Sub
Replies: 5
Views: 1832

Re: BNSF's Aurora Sub

After work I went to the local grocery store and there were several railroad pics on the wall; unfortunately there were no captions/info on the pics. Also, the white spot/glare on some of the pics is from lights in the store.
by emdgp30
Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: BNSF's Aurora Sub
Replies: 5
Views: 1832

Re: BNSF's Aurora Sub

Got a few pics while at work doing maintenance. CCET (Cincinnati Eastern) 2803 was built 8-1983 as Alaska Railroad 2803; became USRP (US Rail Partners) 2803; CCET 330 was built 1-1970 as SP 9133'; was rebuilt & renumbered 7559. Became MRL 7559 before being renumbered MRL 330
by emdgp30
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: BNSF's Aurora Sub
Replies: 5
Views: 1832

BNSF's Aurora Sub

Started working on BNSF's Aurora Sub Monday morning. Unfortunately our shift starts at 230 am with a 6 hour window so not much chance of getting pics. While tied down in the siding at Chadwick, IL this morning around 9:15 this eastbound COFC-TOFC came through and I was able to get a pic.
by emdgp30
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Sabula, Iowa
Replies: 0
Views: 1743

Sabula, Iowa

Got into Savanna, IL today and had to go to the Dubuque,Iowa airport ot pickup a crew member. On the way I overtook and extremely long freight and was able to pull off and get a grab shot of the power at a crossing outside of Sabula, IA.
by emdgp30
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: BNSF's Beardstown Sub
Replies: 9
Views: 2603

Re: BNSF's Beardstown Sub

I hate seeing abandoned rail lines; I always think of the men that built them and wonder what steam power ran over them before diesels took over, although I enjoy first generation power.
by emdgp30
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: BNSF's Beardstown Sub
Replies: 9
Views: 2603

Re: BNSF's Beardstown Sub

That is the right place; any idea when it was abandoned?
by emdgp30
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: BNSF's Beardstown Sub
Replies: 9
Views: 2603

Re: BNSF's Beardstown Sub

Today was the last day working on the Beardstown Sub;Monday night we begin working on the Aurora Sub in Savanna, Il. I was able to get a couple shots today. This stone arch bridge is about a 10th of a mile to the right of the overhead bridge that I posted a pic of above. A eastbound loaded coal trai...
by emdgp30
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: BNSF's Beardstown Sub
Replies: 9
Views: 2603

Re: BNSF's Beardstown Sub

Got these pics today. Eastbound BNSF train crossing over UP's double main at Girard, Illinois; I missed getting a pic of a westbound loaded taconite train about 30 minutes before. On the way back to Girard to tie up for the night we passed under this old abandoned bridge; I have no idea what line it...
by emdgp30
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: BNSF's Beardstown Sub
Replies: 9
Views: 2603

Re: BNSF's Beardstown Sub

These new CP SD70ACu's came through Litchfield,IL heading toward St Louis.
by emdgp30
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: BNSF's Beardstown Sub
Replies: 9
Views: 2603

BNSF's Beardstown Sub

I work for a railroad contractor and am working on BNSF in Litchfield, IL.

The Winston-NS diamond is going to be replaced soon; I got this pic a couple days ago when crossing the diamond.