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By:Robby Gragg
Dates:7/24/2017 - 9/23/2099
Album Info:Photos taken from Blue Island, where one of the area's busiest spots is located.
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CN 5347
Title:  CN 5347
Description:  CN SD40-2W 5347 leads a westbound manifest through Blue Island on a snowy day.
Photo Date:  3/18/2005  Upload Date: 9/24/2007 3:12:35 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 5347(SD40-2W)
Views:  257   Comments: 0
UP 3590
Title:  UP 3590
Description:  UP SD40-2 3590 leads a eastbound manifest through Blue Island.
Photo Date:  3/18/2005  Upload Date: 9/24/2007 3:14:15 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories:  Winter
Locomotives:  UP 3590(SD40-2)
Views:  193   Comments: 0
UP 8122
Title:  UP 8122
Description:  UP SD9043MAC 8122 leads a westbound coal train through Blue Island.
Photo Date:  3/18/2005  Upload Date: 9/24/2007 3:16:02 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories:  Winter
Locomotives:  UP 8122(SD9043MAC)
Views:  125   Comments: 0
BN 9670
Title:  BN 9670
Description:  A pair of unpatched BN SD70MACs, led by 9670, head through Blue Island Junction.
Photo Date:  5/18/2005  Upload Date: 9/24/2007 3:44:25 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BN 9670(SD70MAC)
Views:  212   Comments: 1
CSX 7721
Title:  CSX 7721
Description:  CSX C40-8W 7721 leads a eastbound stack train through Blue Island.
Photo Date:  5/18/2005  Upload Date: 9/24/2007 3:36:12 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 7721(C40-8W)
Views:  170   Comments: 0
CSX 8305
Title:  CSX 8305
Description:  CSX SD40-2 8305 leads a eastbound manifest through Blue Island.
Photo Date:  5/18/2005  Upload Date: 9/24/2007 3:30:27 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 8305(SD40)
Views:  315   Comments: 0
UP 5594
Title:  UP 5594
Description:  UP AC4400CW 5594 leads a westbound coal train through Blue Island.
Photo Date:  5/18/2005  Upload Date: 9/24/2007 3:22:18 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 5594(AC44CWCTE) UP 2190(SD60)
Views:  300   Comments: 0
IHB 4013
Title:  IHB 4013
Description:  IHB GP40-2 4013 leads a eastbound manifest through Blue Island.
Photo Date:  5/18/2007  Upload Date: 9/24/2007 3:26:22 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IHB 4013(GP40-2)
Views:  148   Comments: 0
IHB Transfer
Title:  IHB Transfer
Description:  A IHB Transfer with SW1500 1506, slug 477, SW1500 1524, and a caboose heads over the elevated Metra line.
Photo Date:  9/22/2007  Upload Date: 9/24/2007 4:00:20 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IHB 1508(SW1500) IHB 477(Yard Slug) IHB 1524(SW1500)
Views:  808   Comments: 2
CSX 608
Title:  CSX 608
Description:  CSX AC6000CW 608 leads a westbound stack train through Blue Island.
Photo Date:  9/22/2007  Upload Date: 9/24/2007 4:03:46 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 608(AC60CW)
Views:  227   Comments: 0
CN 2682
Title:  CN 2682
Description:  CN 2682 holds on the CN/IHB connection track with a eastbound manifest.
Photo Date:  8/26/2008  Upload Date: 1/27/2009 10:28:58 AM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2682(C44-9W)
Views:  122   Comments: 1
CSX 7813
Title:  CSX 7813
Description:  CSX C40-8W 7813 leads a westbound manifest through Blue Island.
Photo Date:  8/26/2008  Upload Date: 1/27/2009 10:28:29 AM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 7813(C40-8W)
Views:  97   Comments: 0
CSX 7813 meets CN 2682
Title:  CSX 7813 meets CN 2682
Description:  CSX C40-8W 7813 passes CN 2682 stopped in the connection at Blue Island Junction.
Photo Date:  8/26/2008  Upload Date: 1/27/2009 10:28:40 AM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 7813(C40-8W) CN 2682(C44-9W)
Views:  127   Comments: 0
IHB 4016
Title:  IHB 4016
Description:  IHB GP40-2 4016 leads a eastbound manifest through Blue Island.
Photo Date:  8/26/2008  Upload Date: 8/27/2008 8:09:22 AM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IHB 4016(GP40-2)
Views:  176   Comments: 3
CN 2619
Title:  CN 2619
Description:  CN Dash 9 2619 leads a eastbound manifest through Blue Island.
Photo Date:  8/26/2008  Upload Date: 8/27/2008 8:09:32 AM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2619(C44-9W)
Views:  140   Comments: 2
IAIS 714
Title:  IAIS 714
Description:  Iowa Interstate GP38-2 714 sits at Blue Island. The days of EMD consists on Iowa Interstate is coming to a end thanks to the new GEVOs.
Photo Date:  10/9/2008  Upload Date: 10/9/2008 9:43:39 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IAIS 714(GP38-2)
Views:  144   Comments: 0
CSX 4573
Title:  CSX 4573
Description:  CSX SD70MAC 4573 leads a eastbound stack train through Blue Island.
Photo Date:  10/9/2008  Upload Date: 10/9/2008 9:43:47 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 4573(SD70MAC)
Views:  149   Comments: 0
Florida East Coast!
Title:  Florida East Coast!
Description:  Now this was cool! Florida East Coast SD70ACe 107 trails through Blue Island!
Photo Date:  10/9/2008  Upload Date: 10/9/2008 9:43:55 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  FEC 107(SD70M-2)
Views:  1093   Comments: 2
IAIS 507
Title:  IAIS 507
Description:  Iowa Interstate ES44AC trails RIBI through Blue Island. I am not a fan of these things. Give me three geeps instead of this!
Photo Date:  10/9/2008  Upload Date: 10/9/2008 9:44:02 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IAIS 507(ES44AC)
Views:  192   Comments: 1
IAIS 507
Title:  IAIS 507
Description:  Iowa Interstate ES44AC trails RIBI through Blue Island.
Photo Date:  10/9/2008  Upload Date: 10/9/2008 9:44:10 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IAIS 507(ES44AC)
Views:  271   Comments: 0
IAIS 507
Title:  IAIS 507
Description:  Iowa Interstate ES44AC now leads RIBI back through Blue Island Junction heading to the IHB.
Photo Date:  10/9/2008  Upload Date: 10/9/2008 9:44:17 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IAIS 507(ES44AC)
Views:  187   Comments: 1
IAIS 507
Title:  IAIS 507
Description:  Iowa Interstate ES44AC now leads RIBI back through Blue Island Junction heading to the IHB.
Photo Date:  10/9/2008  Upload Date: 10/9/2008 9:44:25 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IAIS 507(ES44AC)
Views:  320   Comments: 3
IAIS 507
Title:  IAIS 507
Description:  Iowa Interstate ES44AC 507 sits next to caboose 9431 at Burr Oak Yard.
Photo Date:  3/5/2009  Upload Date: 3/8/2009 5:07:23 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IAIS 507(ES44AC)
Views:  341   Comments: 0
CSX 289
Title:  CSX 289
Description:  CSX AC4400CW 289 leads a eastbound stack train through Blue Island.
Photo Date:  3/5/2009  Upload Date: 3/8/2009 5:08:37 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 289(AC44CW)
Views:  185   Comments: 0
IHB 2923
Title:  IHB 2923
Description:  IHB SD20 29234 leads a eastbound manifest through Blue Island.
Photo Date:  3/5/2009  Upload Date: 3/5/2009 5:59:48 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IHB 2923(SD20)
Views:  305   Comments: 1
IAIS 509
Title:  IAIS 509
Description:  Iowa Interstate ES44AC 509 trails the RIBI ethanol train as the DPU.
Photo Date:  3/5/2009  Upload Date: 3/8/2009 5:08:26 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IAIS 509(ES44AC)
Views:  171   Comments: 0
IHB 1514
Title:  IHB 1514
Description:  A IHB local heads through Blue Island.
Photo Date:  12/29/2010  Upload Date: 1/1/2011 10:31:00 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IHB 1514(SW1500)
Views:  101   Comments: 0
The race
Title:  The race
Description:  CN Q198 gets underway as a UP manifest approaches the junction on the IHB.
Photo Date:  3/30/2011  Upload Date: 4/8/2011 1:33:27 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 8920(SD70M-2) UP 4292(SD70M)
Views:  135   Comments: 0
UP 4292
Title:  UP 4292
Description:  UP SD70M 4292 leads a manifest east through Blue Island.
Photo Date:  3/30/2011  Upload Date: 4/8/2011 1:33:36 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 4292(SD70M)
Views:  109   Comments: 0
CN 2334
Title:  CN 2334
Description:  CN 2334 leads the transfer from Clearing to Kirk Yard east through Blue Island.
Photo Date:  3/30/2011  Upload Date: 4/8/2011 1:33:51 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2334(ES44DC) CN 2400(C40-8M)
Views:  164   Comments: 0
CSX 8091
Title:  CSX 8091
Description:  CSX SD40-2 8091 leads Q112 east through Blue Island.
Photo Date:  3/30/2011  Upload Date: 4/8/2011 1:34:01 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 8091(SD40-2) CSX 7766(C40-8W)
Views:  123   Comments: 0
IHB 1514
Title:  IHB 1514
Description:  IHB SW1500 1514 leads a local east through the junction.
Photo Date:  3/30/2011  Upload Date: 4/8/2011 1:34:11 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IHB 1514(SW1500)
Views:  81   Comments: 0
BNSF 9773
Title:  BNSF 9773
Description:  Run-through coal power heads east down the CSX in Blue Island.
Photo Date:  3/30/2011  Upload Date: 4/8/2011 1:34:25 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 9773(SD70MAC)
Views:  131   Comments: 0
IAIS 705
Title:  IAIS 705
Description:  Iowa power backs down track 9 heading for Burr Oak Yard.
Photo Date:  3/30/2011  Upload Date: 4/8/2011 1:34:35 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IAIS 705(GP38-2) IAIS 508(ES44AC)
Views:  79   Comments: 0
IAIS 705
Title:  IAIS 705
Description:  The Iowa power now heads light down the Metra trackage to reach Burr Oak.
Photo Date:  3/30/2011  Upload Date: 4/8/2011 1:34:46 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IAIS 705(GP38-2) IAIS 508(ES44AC)
Views:  89   Comments: 0
BNSF 4858
Title:  BNSF 4858
Description:  Foreign power, including a random DM&E unit third out, head west through Blue Island.
Photo Date:  3/30/2011  Upload Date: 4/8/2011 1:34:54 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 4858(C44-9W) DME 6369(SD40-2)
Views:  148   Comments: 0
IHB 3862
Title:  IHB 3862
Description:  IHB SD39-2 3862 leads a manifest east through Blue Island.
Photo Date:  3/30/2011  Upload Date: 4/8/2011 1:35:03 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IHB 3862(SD38-2)
Views:  93   Comments: 0
UP 4428
Title:  UP 4428
Description:  UP 4428 leads a two car work train west through Blue Island.
Photo Date:  3/30/2011  Upload Date: 4/8/2011 1:35:12 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 4428(SD70M)
Views:  119   Comments: 0
METX 204
Title:  METX 204
Description:  Metra 204 waits for a signal to deadhead back to Chicago.
Photo Date:  3/30/2011  Upload Date: 4/8/2011 1:35:21 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  METX 204(F40PHM-2)
Views:  155   Comments: 0
IHB 2925
Title:  IHB 2925
Description:  IHB SD20 2925 leads a manifest west through Blue Island.
Photo Date:  3/30/2011  Upload Date: 4/8/2011 1:35:30 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IHB 2925(SD20)
Views:  59   Comments: 0
METX 1
Title:  METX 1
Description:  Metra 1 heads back to the 47th Street shops.
Photo Date:  12/4/2011  Upload Date: 12/5/2011 3:54:22 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  METX 1(SW1)
Views:  225   Comments: 0
KFR 2501
Title:  KFR 2501
Description:  The CRL arrives at Burr Oak Yard in Blue Island.
Photo Date:  12/4/2011  Upload Date: 12/5/2011 3:54:29 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  KFR 2501(GP35) OSS 4438(GP7) CRL 5100(GP50)
Views:  341   Comments: 0
KFR 2501
Title:  KFR 2501
Description:  A rainbow of older EMDs lead the CRL train into Burr Oak Yard.
Photo Date:  1/8/2012  Upload Date: 1/11/2012 11:08:19 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  KFR 2501(GP35) LLPX 1503(GP15-1) CRL 5100(GP50)
Views:  597   Comments: 4
CSX 4757
Title:  CSX 4757
Description:  CSX SD70MAC 4757 leads a manifest east through Blue Island.
Photo Date:  4/7/2012  Upload Date: 4/11/2012 12:28:23 AM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 4757(SD70MAC)
Views:  71   Comments: 0
IHB 1503
Title:  IHB 1503
Description:  IHB SW1500 1503 leads a local through Blue Island Junction.
Photo Date:  4/7/2012  Upload Date: 4/11/2012 12:28:34 AM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IHB 1503(SW1500)
Views:  103   Comments: 0
CSX 651
Title:  CSX 651
Description:  A pair of CSX AC6000CWs lead a stack train east through Blue Island.
Photo Date:  4/7/2012  Upload Date: 4/11/2012 12:28:43 AM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 651(AC60CW)
Views:  103   Comments: 0
CSX 458
Title:  CSX 458
Description:  CSX AC4400CW 458 leads a stack train east through Blue Island while the CN waits for its turn over the diamonds.
Photo Date:  4/7/2012  Upload Date: 4/11/2012 12:28:51 AM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 458(AC44CW)
Views:  69   Comments: 0
CN 2573
Title:  CN 2573
Description:  CN 2573 leads L502 through Blue Island with a big consist up front.
Photo Date:  4/7/2012  Upload Date: 4/11/2012 12:29:00 AM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2573(C44-9W)
Views:  84   Comments: 0
IHB 2925
Title:  IHB 2925
Description:  IHB SD20 2925 heads light through Blue Island. IHB is soon replacing all but two of the SD20s with six axle gensets.
Photo Date:  4/7/2012  Upload Date: 4/11/2012 12:29:08 AM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IHB 2925(SD20) IHB 2920(SD20)
Views:  113   Comments: 0
IAIS 513
Title:  IAIS 513
Description:  The Rock Island heritage unit switches the west end of Burr Oak Yard while putting BICB's train together.
Photo Date:  4/29/2012  Upload Date: 5/1/2012 3:16:05 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IAIS 513(ES44AC)
Views:  108   Comments: 0


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