Saturday, December 31, 2016

EJ&E Locomotive in Joliet

Rare catch!  EJ&E Locomotive 675 in Joliet:


Thursday, December 29, 2016

EJ & E Locomotive Through Peotone, Illinois

I did not expect to see an EJ & E locomotive when I stopped to railfan in Peotone!  This train came through at about 7:30 or 8:00 p.m.:

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Why I Railfan

I railfan for many reasons:

1.  Have an excuse to be outside
2. Explore, visit new towns and learn about history of new towns
3. Public policy and regional planning interest.  Whenever I watch an intermodal train roll by, I  wonder: What is in those containers?  Where were the products made?  Who made them?
4. Surprises.  I love watching trains go, watching for messages from people I don't know, like this one:

Monday, February 1, 2016

Sunday, January 31, 2016

CSX Empty Intermodal Train in St. Anne, Illinois

As I was filling up with gas at the Casey's in St. Anne, Illinois, I heard a train horn and just made it to catch this CSX train hauling empty intermodal cars:

Chicago L Train at Night

Here is one of my first railfanning videos of the Chicago CTA on a beautiful October night: