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By:Scott Malec
Dates:12/2/2006 - 12/2/2006
Album Info:A sunny day after the big Midwestern snowstorm provides decent enough weather for me to go out and take some pics at nearby Blue Island Crossing. The day was going well until it was ended prematurely by a Blue Island police officer who decided I was standing too close to the crossing gate tower. I reminded him that the sidewalk was public property but I didn't feel like arguing over the roar of a passing train so I left. Fellow Blue Island railfans...beware.
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UP 4850 & 4347
Title:  UP 4850 & 4347
Description:  A pair of UP SD70Ms head northbound off the CSX main onto the IHB....
Photo Date:  12/2/2006  Upload Date: 12/2/2006 5:52:01 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
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Locomotives:  UP 4850(SD70M) UP 4347(SD70M)
Views:  163   Comments: 1
UP 4850 & 4347
Title:  UP 4850 & 4347
Description:  The UP train approaches the venerable old bridges over the Cal-Sag Channel after switching onto the IHB main...
Photo Date:  12/2/2006  Upload Date: 12/2/2006 5:52:02 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
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Locomotives:  UP 4850(SD70M) UP 4347(SD70M)
Views:  219   Comments: 0
FURX 3014 & HLCX 9025
Title:  FURX 3014 & HLCX 9025
Description:  A leased combo heads south on the IHB about to switch onto the CSX main to Barr Yard....
Photo Date:  12/2/2006  Upload Date: 12/2/2006 5:52:03 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
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Locomotives:  FURX 3014(SD40-2) HLCX 9025(SD40M-2)
Views:  245   Comments: 1
FURX 3014
Title:  FURX 3014
Description:  Crossing Broadway...
Photo Date:  12/2/2006  Upload Date: 12/2/2006 5:52:05 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
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Locomotives:  FURX 3014(SD40-2)
Views:  164   Comments: 0
FURX 3014 & HLCX 9025
Title:  FURX 3014 & HLCX 9025
Description:  The leased combo switches onto the CSX main about to head under the ex-RI Metra line...
Photo Date:  12/2/2006  Upload Date: 12/2/2006 5:52:06 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
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Locomotives:  FURX 3014(SD40-2) HLCX 9025(SD40M-2)
Views:  229   Comments: 0
UP 3050, 3016 & 3068
Title:  UP 3050, 3016 & 3068
Description:  A trio of UP SD40-2s head south on the IHB...
Photo Date:  12/2/2006  Upload Date: 12/2/2006 5:52:07 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
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Locomotives:  UP 3050(SD40-2) UP 3016(SD40M-2) UP 3068(SD40-2)
Views:  224   Comments: 2
UP 3050
Title:  UP 3050
Description:  That guy must be cold...
Photo Date:  12/2/2006  Upload Date: 12/2/2006 5:52:08 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
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Locomotives:  UP 3050(SD40-2)
Views:  131   Comments: 0
UP 3050, 3016 & 3068
Title:  UP 3050, 3016 & 3068
Description:  I believe this train switched on to the CSX main as well...
Photo Date:  12/2/2006  Upload Date: 12/2/2006 5:52:09 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
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Locomotives:  UP 3050(SD40-2) UP 3016(SD40M-2) UP 3068(SD40-2)
Views:  207   Comments: 0
UP 8384 & 4187
Title:  UP 8384 & 4187
Description:  I've been having good luck with SD70ACes lately..this one is paired up with a SD70M soithbound on the CSX...
Photo Date:  12/2/2006  Upload Date: 12/2/2006 5:52:10 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
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Locomotives:  UP 8384(SD70ACe) UP 4187(SD70M)
Views:  200   Comments: 0
UP 8384 & 4187
Title:  UP 8384 & 4187
Description:  The ACe could use a good washing...
Photo Date:  12/2/2006  Upload Date: 12/2/2006 5:52:11 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
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Locomotives:  UP 8384(SD70ACe) UP 4187(SD70M)
Views:  180   Comments: 0
UP 8384
Title:  UP 8384
Description:  Here's a closeup of the SD70ACe crossing Broadway...
Photo Date:  12/2/2006  Upload Date: 12/2/2006 5:52:13 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
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Locomotives:  UP 8384(SD70ACe)
Views:  177   Comments: 0
UP/BNSF train meet
Title:  UP/BNSF train meet
Description:  The UP mixed freight continues south on the CSX main as it passes a BNSF autorack train northbound on the IHB...
Photo Date:  12/2/2006  Upload Date: 12/2/2006 5:52:14 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
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Locomotives:  UP 8384(SD70ACe) UP 4187(SD70M) BNSF 645(C44-9W) BNSF 4892(C44-9W)
Views:  306   Comments: 0
BNSF 645 & 4892
Title:  BNSF 645 & 4892
Description:  The BNSF auto rack train passes the crossing gate control tower...
Photo Date:  12/2/2006  Upload Date: 12/2/2006 5:52:15 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
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Locomotives:  BNSF 645(C44-9W) BNSF 4892(C44-9W)
Views:  220   Comments: 0
BNSF 645 & 4892
Title:  BNSF 645 & 4892
Description:  BNSF Dash-9s with auto racks crossing the CN main and approaching the Cal-Sag Channel on the IHB...
Photo Date:  12/2/2006  Upload Date: 12/2/2006 5:52:16 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
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Locomotives:  BNSF 645(C44-9W) BNSF 4892(C44-9W)
Views:  181   Comments: 0
BNSF 6371 & CSX 8145
Title:  BNSF 6371 & CSX 8145
Description:  Continuing the trend of foreign power today...a BNSF/CSX tag team heads south on the CN main with auto racks...
Photo Date:  12/2/2006  Upload Date: 12/2/2006 5:52:17 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
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Locomotives:  BNSF 6371(SD40-2) CSX 8145(SD40-2)
Views:  233   Comments: 1
BNSF 6371
Title:  BNSF 6371
Description:  Foreign power on the CN main...
Photo Date:  12/2/2006  Upload Date: 12/2/2006 5:52:18 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 6371(SD40-2)
Views:  131   Comments: 1
BNSF 6371 & CSX 8145
Title:  BNSF 6371 & CSX 8145
Description:  BNSF/CSX combo southbound on the CN main...
Photo Date:  12/2/2006  Upload Date: 12/2/2006 5:52:20 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 6371(SD40-2) CSX 8145(SD40-2)
Views:  217   Comments: 0
CN 2608 & 2597
Title:  CN 2608 & 2597
Description:  A pair of CN Dash-9s head north with coal empties...
Photo Date:  12/2/2006  Upload Date: 12/2/2006 5:52:21 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
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Locomotives:  CN 2608(C44-9W) CN 2597(C44-9W)
Views:  226   Comments: 0
CN 2608 & 2597
Title:  CN 2608 & 2597
Description:  Tne CN train approaches the crossing from the south...
Photo Date:  12/2/2006  Upload Date: 12/2/2006 5:52:22 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
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Locomotives:  CN 2608(C44-9W) CN 2597(C44-9W)
Views:  245   Comments: 0
CN 2608 & 2597
Title:  CN 2608 & 2597
Description:  Approaching the Cal-Sag Channel bridges northbound on the CN main...
Photo Date:  12/2/2006  Upload Date: 12/2/2006 5:52:23 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
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Locomotives:  CN 2608(C44-9W) CN 2597(C44-9W)
Views:  216   Comments: 0
IHB 2923
Title:  IHB 2923
Description:  A single unit IHB auto rack train approaches the crossing from the south...
Photo Date:  12/2/2006  Upload Date: 12/2/2006 5:52:29 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
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Locomotives:  IHB 2923(SD20)
Views:  193   Comments: 0
IHB 2923
Title:  IHB 2923
Description:  This was a REALLY long train to be handled by one unit...
Photo Date:  12/2/2006  Upload Date: 12/2/2006 5:52:31 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
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Locomotives:  IHB 2923(SD20)
Views:  239   Comments: 1
CSX 8880 & CEFX 3109
Title:  CSX 8880 & CEFX 3109
Description:  A CSX train tries to sneak past the crossing behind empty stacks...as you can see this was taken from inside my car. This was right after the Blue Island cop told me to leave.
Photo Date:  12/2/2006  Upload Date: 12/2/2006 5:52:32 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 8880(SD40-2R) CEFX 3109(SD40M-2)
Views:  299   Comments: 0
CSX 8708 & 8533
Title:  CSX 8708 & 8533
Description:  These two units were dead-ending the CSX train from the last pic heading northbound...
Photo Date:  12/2/2006  Upload Date: 12/2/2006 5:51:59 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 8708(SD60) CSX 8533(SD50)
Views:  329   Comments: 0


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