• Photo day—IC at Kankakee

    Photo day—IC at Kankakee

    On the warm summer afternoon of 09 August 1990, Illinois Central Railroad SD20 #2012 leads sisters #2031 and #2038 past the Kankakee, Illinois Amtrak depot on a southbound grain train. Lead locomotive #2012 was originally built for the Southern Railway […]

     
  • Avenue Tower, Springfield, IL—1992

    Avenue Tower, Springfield, IL—1992

    On a trip to Springfield, Illinois on 26 April 1992, I ran across Avenue Tower quite by accident, while driving around the town. There was no operator on duty, but I did manage to photograph the tower together with Illinois […]

     
  • Switchers and more in Springfield

    Switchers and more in Springfield

    On Sunday, 26 April 1992, I found myself in Springfield, Illinois on my day off from the railroad in Iowa. I couldn’t miss visiting the shops of the “hometown” railroad in Springfield, the Chicago & Illinois Midland. Nothing was moving […]

     
 

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