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By:Robby Gragg
Dates:8/2/2013 - 8/12/2099
Album Info:Photos taken around Aurora. Most of these are from Eola Yard.
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METX 404
Title:  METX 404
Description:  Five Metra MP36s wait out the weekend in Aurora, waiting for the next commuter rush Monday morning.
Photo Date:  2/12/2005  Upload Date: 10/13/2007 12:04:42 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  METX 404(MP36PH-3S) METX 405(MP36PH-3S) METX 402(MP36PH-3S) METX 401(MP36PH-3S) METX 403(MP36PH-3S)
Views:  740   Comments: 0
Amtrak 128 flies through Aurora
Title:  Amtrak 128 flies through Aurora
Description:  Amtrak P42 128 flies past a Metra train at the route 59 station, giving the effect of seeing the Metra train through the Amtrak train.
Photo Date:  10/27/2005  Upload Date: 8/12/2007 1:23:16 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AMTK 128(P42DC)
Views:  294   Comments: 0
Excellent consist
Title:  Excellent consist
Description:  A excellent BNSF consist including bluebonnet GP35 2523, a BNSF warbonnet Dash 9, Tacoma Rail 4002, and a BNSF H2 GP60M head light through Eola.
Photo Date:  1/12/2006  Upload Date: 9/23/2007 4:22:36 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories:  Signal
Locomotives:  BNSF 2523(GP35u) BNSF 768(C44-9W) TMBL 4002(GP40)
Views:  338   Comments: 0
Tacoma Rail 4002
Title:  Tacoma Rail 4002
Description:  Tacoma Rail GP40-2 4002 makes a rare visit to Illinois as it is third out in the westbound power move. This engine was fresh out of a rebuild.
Photo Date:  1/12/2006  Upload Date: 9/23/2007 4:21:26 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  TMBL 4002(GP40)
Views:  611   Comments: 1
BN 8055
Title:  BN 8055
Description:  Patched BN SD40-2 8055 leads a westbound stack train through Aurora, just west of Eola Yard.
Photo Date:  8/2/2006  Upload Date: 9/16/2007 10:09:44 AM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 8055(SD40-2)
Views:  176   Comments: 1
All BN in the lead
Title:  All BN in the lead
Description:  Just like in days past, three cascade green BN engines, GP28M 1520, GP50 3135, and SD40-2 7270 sit at the west end of Eola Yard.
Photo Date:  10/21/2006  Upload Date: 9/24/2007 11:30:17 AM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 1520(GP28M) BNSF 3135(GP50) FURX 7270(SD40-2)
Views:  352   Comments: 2
Rare SD9
Title:  Rare SD9
Description:  It isn't everyday you see a SD9 operating on a class one railroad! BNSF 1722 helps switch Eola Yard.
Photo Date:  1/2/2007  Upload Date: 11/9/2007 5:57:04 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 1722(SD9)
Views:  310   Comments: 0
Two BNSF trains meet
Title:  Two BNSF trains meet
Description:  A BNSF eastbound coal train with a CEFX SD9043MAC trailing meets BNSF ES44DC 7637.
Photo Date:  1/5/2007  Upload Date: 8/12/2007 11:05:06 AM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7637(ES44DC) CEFX 128(SD9043MAC)
Views:  313   Comments: 0
Bluebonnet 2607
Title:  Bluebonnet 2607
Description:  Patched ATSF bluebonnet GP35 2607 pulls out of Eola Yard for head room.
Photo Date:  1/5/2007  Upload Date: 8/12/2007 11:07:20 AM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2607(GP35u)
Views:  214   Comments: 1
BNSF 2018 and BNSF 7637
Title:  BNSF 2018 and BNSF 7637
Description:  BNSF GP38-2 2018 and BNSF ES44DC 7637 sit at the west end of Eola Yard.
Photo Date:  1/5/2007  Upload Date: 8/12/2007 11:10:14 AM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7637(ES44DC) BNSF 2018(GP38-2)
Views:  263   Comments: 0
CSX 5203
Title:  CSX 5203
Description:  CSX ES44DC 5203 passes two BNSF trains as it switches Eola Yard.
Photo Date:  1/25/2007  Upload Date: 8/12/2007 11:15:20 AM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 5203(ES44DC)
Views:  182   Comments: 0
BN 3159
Title:  BN 3159
Description:  Patched BN GP50 3159, one of the GP50s with the longer cab, sits at the west end of Eola Yard.
Photo Date:  1/25/2007  Upload Date: 8/12/2007 11:12:43 AM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 3159(GP50)
Views:  189   Comments: 2
NS 2633
Title:  NS 2633
Description:  NS SD70M 2633 and BNSF SD40-2 6756 sit at Eola Yard
Photo Date:  2/5/2007  Upload Date: 8/12/2007 11:19:02 AM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 2633(SD70M) BNSF 6756(SD40-2)
Views:  193   Comments: 2
BN 3159 and Conrail 8851
Title:  BN 3159 and Conrail 8851
Description:  Patched (for CSX) Conrail SD40-2 8851 and BN GP50 3159, one of a few with longer cabs switch Eola Yard.
Photo Date:  2/16/2007  Upload Date: 8/12/2007 11:21:56 AM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 8851(SD40-2) BNSF 3159(GP50)
Views:  269   Comments: 2
BNSF 7640
Title:  BNSF 7640
Description:  BNSF ES44DC 7740, a filthy warbonnet, and a Ferromex AC4400CW head west through Eola Yard.
Photo Date:  3/20/2007  Upload Date: 8/12/2007 11:24:55 AM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7640(ES44DC)
Views:  145   Comments: 0
Blank nosed executive
Title:  Blank nosed executive
Description:  Blank nosed executive 9631 heads west through Eola with a empty coal train.
Photo Date:  3/20/2007  Upload Date: 8/12/2007 11:27:01 AM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 9631(SD70MAC)
Views:  144   Comments: 0
BNSF 8613
Title:  BNSF 8613
Description:  BNSF B40-8 8613 leads a westbound baretable train through Eola while two other trains wait to depart.
Photo Date:  3/20/2007  Upload Date: 8/12/2007 11:29:33 AM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 8613(B40-8)
Views:  192   Comments: 0
BN 2979
Title:  BN 2979
Description:  GP39E 2979 still wearing cascade green pulls out of Eola Yard for head room.
Photo Date:  3/20/2007  Upload Date: 8/12/2007 11:31:29 AM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2979(GP39V)
Views:  188   Comments: 0
CSX 5462
Title:  CSX 5462
Description:  Brand new CSX ES44DC 5462 waits to head west out of Eola Yard.
Photo Date:  4/6/2007  Upload Date: 8/12/2007 11:33:07 AM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 5462(ES44DC)
Views:  145   Comments: 2
NKC Railnet GP7 2
Title:  NKC Railnet GP7 2
Description:  NKC Railnet GP7 2 waitis to be picked up by the Illinois Railway and be taken back to Ottawa.
Photo Date:  4/6/2007  Upload Date: 8/12/2007 11:34:50 AM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NKCR 2(GP7)
Views:  286   Comments: 1
MRL Deadline
Title:  MRL Deadline
Description:  A long deadline or MRL SD45s and one of their F45s wait for the EJ&E to pick them up for movement to Chicago Heights for scrapping.
Photo Date:  4/6/2007  Upload Date: 10/21/2008 5:43:50 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MRL 8940(SD45)
Views:  371   Comments: 0
NS 9045
Title:  NS 9045
Description:  NS Dash 9 9045 heads east through Aurora, about to pass through Eola Yard.
Photo Date:  4/15/2007  Upload Date: 8/12/2007 11:41:42 AM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 9045(C40-9W)
Views:  165   Comments: 1
BNSF 4097
Title:  BNSF 4097
Description:  BNSF Dash 9 4097, in need of some painting on the front, passes under the CB&Q signal bridge at Eola Yard.
Photo Date:  4/19/2007  Upload Date: 8/12/2007 11:39:49 AM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 4097(C44-9W)
Views:  189   Comments: 0
Two trains wait to depart
Title:  Two trains wait to depart
Description:  BNSF Dash 9 4565 and BNSF GP38-2 2305 wait to depart Eola.
Photo Date:  4/21/2007  Upload Date: 8/12/2007 11:37:33 AM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 4565(C44-9W) BNSF 2305(GP38-2)
Views:  186   Comments: 0
Metra MP36 401
Title:  Metra MP36 401
Description:  Metra MP36 401, named Oliver "Ollie" Tibbles, accelarates through Eola on its way east.
Photo Date:  4/29/2007  Upload Date: 8/12/2007 11:46:02 AM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  METX 401(MP36PH-3S)
Views:  964   Comments: 0
BN 8086
Title:  BN 8086
Description:  Patched BN SD40-2 8086 and a BN SD60M lead a westbound stack train through West Eola, passing under the CB&Q signal bridge.
Photo Date:  8/30/2007  Upload Date: 8/30/2007 9:21:13 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 8086(SD40-2)
Views:  145   Comments: 0
Bluebonnet meet
Title:  Bluebonnet meet
Description:  Bluebonnet GP35s 2631 and 2567 meet while swicthing Eola. Almost all yellow and blue switching Eola today. The only non bluebonnet is the EMDX GP38-2.
Photo Date:  8/30/2007  Upload Date: 8/30/2007 9:24:23 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2631(GP35u) BNSF 2567(GP35u)
Views:  174   Comments: 0
Three trains meet
Title:  Three trains meet
Description:  As Metra MP36 405 heads back towards Chicago, BN 9663 and BNSF 4315 both wait to head westbound.
Photo Date:  10/6/2007  Upload Date: 10/10/2007 6:44:21 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 9663(SD70MAC) BNSF 4315(C44-9W) METX 405(MP36PH-3S)
Views:  312   Comments: 0
BN 9663
Title:  BN 9663
Description:  BN SD70MAC 9663, recently patched with a BNSF swoosh under the cab, leads a westbound empty coal train through Eola.
Photo Date:  10/6/2007  Upload Date: 10/10/2007 6:54:39 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 9663(SD70MAC)
Views:  166   Comments: 0
ATSF Passenger Car
Title:  ATSF Passenger Car
Description:  A private ATSF passenger car brings up the rear of the eastbound Southwest Chief at Eola.
Photo Date:  10/6/2007  Upload Date: 10/10/2007 6:45:38 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  96   Comments: 0
BNSF 7796
Title:  BNSF 7796
Description:  BNSF ES44DC 7796 leads a westbound Z train under the CB&Q signal bridge at Eola.
Photo Date:  10/6/2007  Upload Date: 10/10/2007 6:47:46 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7796(ES44DC)
Views:  133   Comments: 0
Amtrak 84
Title:  Amtrak 84
Description:  Amtrak P42 84 leads the westbound California Zephyr through Eola.
Photo Date:  10/6/2007  Upload Date: 10/10/2007 6:49:47 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AMTK 84(P42DC)
Views:  119   Comments: 0
Amtrak 198
Title:  Amtrak 198
Description:  Amtrak P42 198 leads the westbound Southwest Chief through Eola.
Photo Date:  10/6/2007  Upload Date: 10/10/2007 6:50:59 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AMTK 198(P42DC)
Views:  101   Comments: 0
BN 9734
Title:  BN 9734
Description:  Ok, so it was never owned by BN, but SD70MAC 9734 leads a empty coal train through Eola.
Photo Date:  11/1/2007  Upload Date: 11/3/2007 8:06:26 AM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 9734(SD70MAC)
Views:  130   Comments: 0
BN 1497
Title:  BN 1497
Description:  A rare ex-Frisco GP15-1 switches Eola yard along with a EMD GP38-2.
Photo Date:  11/1/2007  Upload Date: 11/3/2007 8:04:02 AM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 1497(GP15-1)
Views:  174   Comments: 0
BNSF 5090
Title:  BNSF 5090
Description:  BNSF 5090 heads west through Aurora with a Z train.
Photo Date:  11/1/2007  Upload Date: 11/1/2007 8:15:33 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 5090(C44-9W)
Views:  110   Comments: 0
Notice anything different?
Title:  Notice anything different?
Description:  If you said yes, the turntable is gone. BNSF removed it about a week before this photo.
Photo Date:  11/1/2007  Upload Date: 11/1/2007 8:12:47 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2786(GP39-2) BNSF 2022(GP38-2) BNSF 2891(GP39M)
Views:  382   Comments: 0
EJ&E 659
Title:  EJ&E 659
Description:  EJ&E SD38-2s 659 and 665, along with SD38 654, arrive at the west end of Eola. It is beyond me why they came down to the west end as they backed up to the east end anyway, but I didn't mind .
Photo Date:  11/2/2007  Upload Date: 11/2/2007 11:09:58 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  EJE 659(SD38-3)
Views:  175   Comments: 1
EJ&E 654
Title:  EJ&E 654
Description:  Now with EJ&E SD38 654 leading, the taconite train departs Eola Yard.
Photo Date:  11/2/2007  Upload Date: 11/2/2007 11:10:48 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  EJE 654(SD38) EJE 665(SD38-2) EJE 659(SD38-3)
Views:  441   Comments: 0
654 departs east
Title:  654 departs east
Description:  EJ&E SD38 654, one of 4 engines still in EJ&E's old paint scheme, departs Eola with a taconite train.
Photo Date:  11/2/2007  Upload Date: 11/3/2007 8:09:55 AM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  EJE 654(SD38) EJE 665(SD38-2) EJE 659(SD38-3)
Views:  378   Comments: 1
Another nice pair of warbonnets!
Title:  Another nice pair of warbonnets!
Description:  The second pair of warbonnets to show up on the BNSF in December sits in Eola Yard with a westbound stack train.
Photo Date:  12/14/2007  Upload Date: 12/30/2007 6:04:17 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 603(C44-9W)
Views:  217   Comments: 0
BN 3154
Title:  BN 3154
Description:  BN GP50 3154 prepares to switch Eola Yard.
Photo Date:  3/6/2008  Upload Date: 3/8/2008 8:42:47 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 3154(GP50)
Views:  252   Comments: 0
BNSF 1064
Title:  BNSF 1064
Description:  BNSF H1 Dash 9 1064 leads a westbound Z train through Eola.
Photo Date:  9/9/2008  Upload Date: 9/10/2008 2:26:13 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 1064(C44-9W)
Views:  118   Comments: 0
BNSF 6936
Title:  BNSF 6936
Description:  BNSF SD40-2 6936 leads a good consist to a stop at Eola Yard.
Photo Date:  9/9/2008  Upload Date: 9/10/2008 2:26:28 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 6936(SD40-2)
Views:  160   Comments: 1
A showcase of EMD power
Title:  A showcase of EMD power
Description:  5 different types of EMD engines in 7 different paint schemes meet at Eola, not bad!
Photo Date:  9/9/2008  Upload Date: 9/10/2008 2:26:40 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 9366(SD70ACe) BNSF 6936(SD40-2) EMDX 760(GP38-2) BNSF 3157(GP50)
Views:  345   Comments: 1
EMDX 760
Title:  EMDX 760
Description:  EMDX GP38-2 760 departs Eola with a local heading for Rochelle.
Photo Date:  9/9/2008  Upload Date: 9/10/2008 2:26:48 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  EMDX 760(GP38-2) BNSF 6936(SD40-2)
Views:  233   Comments: 1
BNSF 8136
Title:  BNSF 8136
Description:  Renumbered SD60M 8136 leads a westbound stack train through Eola.
Photo Date:  9/25/2008  Upload Date: 9/28/2008 8:20:55 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 8136(SD60M)
Views:  170   Comments: 0
BNSF 7823
Title:  BNSF 7823
Description:  It is always nice when the old power leads the new power!
Photo Date:  9/25/2008  Upload Date: 9/28/2008 8:21:02 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7823(SD40-2)
Views:  129   Comments: 1
BNSF 9902
Title:  BNSF 9902
Description:  BNSF SD70MAC 9902 leads a westbound empty coal train through Eola with a KCS AC4400CW trailing.
Photo Date:  9/25/2008  Upload Date: 9/28/2008 8:21:08 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 9902(SD70MAC)
Views:  110   Comments: 0
BNSF 5847
Title:  BNSF 5847
Description:  BNSF ES44AC 5847 leads a westbound empty coal train through Eola.
Photo Date:  9/25/2008  Upload Date: 9/28/2008 8:21:17 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 5847(ES44AC)
Views:  95   Comments: 0


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