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By:Scott Malec
Dates:6/29/2007 - 6/29/2007
Album Info:A few hours of railfanning at one my favorite hot spots. Plenty of interesting power consists today. All pics in this album were taken between 12:30 and 4:15pm CST.
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IAIS 716, 701, 704 & 705
Title:  IAIS 716, 701, 704 & 705
Description:  Four Iowa Interstate Geeps back a train into Blue Island Junction on the IHB bound for Blue Island Yard to drop off and pick up a new train...
Photo Date:  6/29/2007  Upload Date: 6/29/2007 6:36:03 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IAIS 716(GP38-2) IAIS 701(GP38-2) IAIS 704(GP38-2) IAIS 705(GP38-2)
Views:  339   Comments: 0
IAIS 716
Title:  IAIS 716
Description:  An "unheralded" IAIS 716 and company back their train down the IHB destined to drop off at Blue Island Yard...
Photo Date:  6/29/2007  Upload Date: 6/29/2007 6:36:04 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IAIS 716(GP38-2)
Views:  172   Comments: 0
BNSF 7527 & 5180
Title:  BNSF 7527 & 5180
Description:  A hard charging northbound freight on the CSX is led by a newer looking BNSF unit...
Photo Date:  6/29/2007  Upload Date: 6/29/2007 6:36:05 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
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Locomotives:  BNSF 7527(ES44DC) BNSF 5180(C44-9W)
Views:  262   Comments: 0
BNSF 7527
Title:  BNSF 7527
Description:  The trucks on 7527 are still nice and shiny...
Photo Date:  6/29/2007  Upload Date: 6/29/2007 6:36:07 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
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Locomotives:  BNSF 7527(ES44DC)
Views:  172   Comments: 0
CSX 5386 & 5364
Title:  CSX 5386 & 5364
Description:  Two sister units in the "Dark Future" scheme pull trailers southbound on the CSX main...
Photo Date:  6/29/2007  Upload Date: 6/29/2007 6:36:08 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 5386(ES44DC) CSX 5364(ES44DC)
Views:  196   Comments: 0
CSX 5386 & 5364
Title:  CSX 5386 & 5364
Description:  CSX freights tend to move quickly through the junction thanks to recent trackwork improvements...
Photo Date:  6/29/2007  Upload Date: 6/29/2007 6:36:09 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 5386(ES44DC) CSX 5364(ES44DC)
Views:  203   Comments: 0
BNSF 7614, 7695, 1014 & 337
Title:  BNSF 7614, 7695, 1014 & 337
Description:  Another BNSF freight on the CSX, this time with a four unit lashup including a cabless GP60...
Photo Date:  6/29/2007  Upload Date: 6/29/2007 6:36:10 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
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Locomotives:  BNSF 7614(ES44DC) BNSF 7695(ES44DC) BNSF 1014(C44-9W) BNSF 337(GP60B)
Views:  521   Comments: 0
BNSF 7614
Title:  BNSF 7614
Description:  Another ES44DC-led BNSF freight sprints through Blue Island Crossing approaching the Cal-Sag bridges...
Photo Date:  6/29/2007  Upload Date: 6/29/2007 6:36:11 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7614(ES44DC)
Views:  150   Comments: 0
BNSF 7614, 7695, 1014 & 337
Title:  BNSF 7614, 7695, 1014 & 337
Description:  Four unit BNSF lashup heads north on the CSX with mixed freight...
Photo Date:  6/29/2007  Upload Date: 6/29/2007 6:36:12 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7614(ES44DC) BNSF 7695(ES44DC) BNSF 1014(C44-9W) BNSF 337(GP60B)
Views:  411   Comments: 0
CN 2613 & 5643
Title:  CN 2613 & 5643
Description:  CN joins the fray with a northbound train on its own mainline bound for Clearing Yard...
Photo Date:  6/29/2007  Upload Date: 6/29/2007 6:36:14 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2613(C44-9W) CN 5643(SD75I)
Views:  184   Comments: 0
CN 2613 & 5643
Title:  CN 2613 & 5643
Description:  Many CN trains switch to the IHB main at this point but this one continued north on its own line which means its headed for Clearing...
Photo Date:  6/29/2007  Upload Date: 6/29/2007 6:36:15 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2613(C44-9W) CN 5643(SD75I)
Views:  212   Comments: 0
CSX 424 & 656
Title:  CSX 424 & 656
Description:  A CSX stack train heads south on the IHB about to switch onto its own mainline...
Photo Date:  6/29/2007  Upload Date: 6/29/2007 6:36:16 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 424(AC44CW) CSX 656(AC60CW)
Views:  222   Comments: 0
CSX 424 & 656
Title:  CSX 424 & 656
Description:  Southbound CSX stack train heads past the crossing gate tower switching off the IHB...
Photo Date:  6/29/2007  Upload Date: 6/29/2007 6:36:17 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 424(AC44CW) CSX 656(AC60CW)
Views:  193   Comments: 0
IHB 2923
Title:  IHB 2923
Description:  A lone IHB SD20 struggles northbound with a transfer and putting on a smoke show...
Photo Date:  6/29/2007  Upload Date: 6/29/2007 6:36:19 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IHB 2923(SD20)
Views:  180   Comments: 0
IHB 2923
Title:  IHB 2923
Description:  The smoking and struggling SD20 hits the CN diamonds northbound on the IHB...
Photo Date:  6/29/2007  Upload Date: 6/29/2007 6:36:20 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IHB 2923(SD20)
Views:  210   Comments: 0
BNSF 4317, 6798 & 7028 & CSX 8873, 8027 & 8116
Title:  BNSF 4317, 6798 & 7028 & CSX 8873, 8027 & 8116
Description:  A huge CSX/BNSF consist heads south on the IHB...the train would stop two cars short of clearing the grade crossing and would block traffic for about 15 minutes...
Photo Date:  6/29/2007  Upload Date: 6/29/2007 6:36:21 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 4317(C44-9W) BNSF 6798(SD40-2) BNSF 7028(SD40-2) CSX 8873(SD40-2) CSX 8027(SD40-2) CSX 8116(SD40-2)
Views:  376   Comments: 0
BNSF 4317
Title:  BNSF 4317
Description:  BNSF 4317 heads up the point...
Photo Date:  6/29/2007  Upload Date: 6/29/2007 6:36:22 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 4317(C44-9W)
Views:  125   Comments: 0
BNSF 6798
Title:  BNSF 6798
Description:  Second unit of the consist....
Photo Date:  6/29/2007  Upload Date: 6/29/2007 6:36:24 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 6798(SD40-2)
Views:  160   Comments: 1
BNSF 7028
Title:  BNSF 7028
Description:  Cascade green still clings to this unit...
Photo Date:  6/29/2007  Upload Date: 6/29/2007 6:36:25 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7028(SD40-2)
Views:  184   Comments: 1
CSX 8873
Title:  CSX 8873
Description:  Now begins the CSX portion of this lashup...
Photo Date:  6/29/2007  Upload Date: 6/29/2007 6:36:26 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 8873(SD40-2)
Views:  204   Comments: 0
CSX 8027
Title:  CSX 8027
Description:  There's enough horsepower here to pull down a mountain yet this train was doing like 5 mph...
Photo Date:  6/29/2007  Upload Date: 6/29/2007 6:36:27 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 8027(SD40-2)
Views:  204   Comments: 0
CSX 8116
Title:  CSX 8116
Description:  CSX 8116 brings up the rear of this power parade...
Photo Date:  6/29/2007  Upload Date: 6/29/2007 6:36:28 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 8116(SD40-2)
Views:  160   Comments: 0
MP 266620
Title:  MP 266620
Description:  MP lives on...
Photo Date:  6/29/2007  Upload Date: 6/29/2007 6:36:29 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  84   Comments: 0
IAIS 705, 704, 701 & 716
Title:  IAIS 705, 704, 701 & 716
Description:  Here comes the IAIS again, this time with a new train from Blue Island Yard backing onto the overhead Metra main line...
Photo Date:  6/29/2007  Upload Date: 6/29/2007 6:36:30 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IAIS 705(GP38-2) IAIS 704(GP38-2) IAIS 701(GP38-2) IAIS 716(GP38-2)
Views:  280   Comments: 0
IAIS 716
Title:  IAIS 716
Description:  The unheralded unit 716 is on the point backing this train up onto the ex-Rock Island main...
Photo Date:  6/29/2007  Upload Date: 6/29/2007 6:36:32 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IAIS 716(GP38-2)
Views:  164   Comments: 0
IAIS 716, 701 & 704
Title:  IAIS 716, 701 & 704
Description:  The IAIS train continues on its circuitous route on the overhead Metra mainline heading for Burr Oak Yard after backing off the IHB main. A CSX train heads away below...
Photo Date:  6/29/2007  Upload Date: 6/29/2007 6:36:33 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IAIS 716(GP38-2) IAIS 701(GP38-2) IAIS 704(GP38-2)
Views:  278   Comments: 1
CP 8508 & SOO 1553
Title:  CP 8508 & SOO 1553
Description:  CP must be having a power shortage to include a Soo switcher from Bensenville on this long train of coal empties...
Photo Date:  6/29/2007  Upload Date: 6/29/2007 6:36:34 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 8508(AC44CW) SOO 1553(MP15AC)
Views:  197   Comments: 0
CSX 7787 & 7662
Title:  CSX 7787 & 7662
Description:  As I was shooting the CP train from the previous pic, this CSX stack train snuck up behind me and I whirled around just in time to cath two Dash-8s in action...
Photo Date:  6/29/2007  Upload Date: 6/29/2007 6:36:36 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 7787(C40-8W) CSX 7662(C40-8W)
Views:  200   Comments: 0
CP 8508 & CSX 7662
Title:  CP 8508 & CSX 7662
Description:  CP meets CSX on Broadway...
Photo Date:  6/29/2007  Upload Date: 6/29/2007 6:36:37 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 8508(AC44CW) CSX 7662(C40-8W)
Views:  197   Comments: 0
SOO 1553
Title:  SOO 1553
Description:  An Old Milwaukee rotten pumpkin switcher somehow managed to draw helper duty on this long train of coal empties...
Photo Date:  6/29/2007  Upload Date: 6/29/2007 6:36:38 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOO 1553(MP15AC)
Views:  199   Comments: 3
CP 8508 & SOO 1553
Title:  CP 8508 & SOO 1553
Description:  The oddball lashup passes the crossing gate tower southbound on the IHB...
Photo Date:  6/29/2007  Upload Date: 6/29/2007 6:36:39 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CP 8508(AC44CW) SOO 1553(MP15AC)
Views:  229   Comments: 0
UP 4395, 4684, 4389 & 4847
Title:  UP 4395, 4684, 4389 & 4847
Description:  How often do you see matching power on a four-unit UP lashup?
Photo Date:  6/29/2007  Upload Date: 6/29/2007 6:36:41 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 4395(SD70M) UP 4684(SD70M) UP 4389(SD70M) UP 4847(SD70M)
Views:  198   Comments: 1
UP 4395
Title:  UP 4395
Description:  UP 4395 leads this quartet of SD70Ms southbound on the IHB...
Photo Date:  6/29/2007  Upload Date: 6/29/2007 6:36:43 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 4395(SD70M)
Views:  137   Comments: 0
UP 4684
Title:  UP 4684
Description:  SD70M #2
Photo Date:  6/29/2007  Upload Date: 6/29/2007 6:36:44 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 4684(SD70M)
Views:  101   Comments: 0
UP 4389
Title:  UP 4389
Description:  SD70M #3
Photo Date:  6/29/2007  Upload Date: 6/29/2007 6:36:45 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 4389(SD70M)
Views:  121   Comments: 0
UP 4847
Title:  UP 4847
Description:  4847 ruins the matching SD70M quartet by having flared radiators...
Photo Date:  6/29/2007  Upload Date: 6/29/2007 6:36:46 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 4847(SD70M)
Views:  115   Comments: 0
CN 5735, 2597 & IC 6202, 3117, 6054 & WC 6903
Title:  CN 5735, 2597 & IC 6202, 3117, 6054 & WC 6903
Description:  Another large and interesting lashup hits the crossing as this CN train leaves the IHB to connect to its own mainline...
Photo Date:  6/29/2007  Upload Date: 6/29/2007 6:36:48 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5735(SD75I) CN 2597(C44-9W) IC 6202(SD40-3) WC 6903(SD40-3) IC 3117(GP40R) IC 6054(SD40-2R)
Views:  391   Comments: 0
CN 2597
Title:  CN 2597
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/29/2007  Upload Date: 6/29/2007 6:36:49 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2597(C44-9W)
Views:  123   Comments: 0
IC 6202
Title:  IC 6202
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/29/2007  Upload Date: 6/29/2007 6:36:51 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IC 6202(SD40-3)
Views:  155   Comments: 0
WC 6903
Title:  WC 6903
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/29/2007  Upload Date: 6/29/2007 6:36:52 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WC 6903(SD40-3)
Views:  159   Comments: 0
IC 3117
Title:  IC 3117
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/29/2007  Upload Date: 6/29/2007 6:36:54 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IC 3117(GP40R)
Views:  148   Comments: 0
IC 6054
Title:  IC 6054
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/29/2007  Upload Date: 6/29/2007 6:36:55 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IC 6054(SD40-2R)
Views:  165   Comments: 0
Train Meet on the CN
Title:  Train Meet on the CN
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/29/2007  Upload Date: 6/29/2007 6:36:56 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  75   Comments: 0
UP 8143 & 6497
Title:  UP 8143 & 6497
Description:  The UP train creeps up to the grade crossing on the CN mian and waits as a few trains on the IHB have priority. Third unit unidentified...
Photo Date:  6/29/2007  Upload Date: 6/29/2007 6:36:58 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 8143(SD9043MAC) UP 6497(AC44CW)
Views:  141   Comments: 0
CSX 5404 & 7619
Title:  CSX 5404 & 7619
Description:  As I was leaving, I spotted this CSX train coming and ran back to the crossing to get this impromptu shot...
Photo Date:  6/29/2007  Upload Date: 6/29/2007 6:36:00 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Scott Malec
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 5404(ES44DC) CSX 7619(C40-8)
Views:  221   Comments: 0


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