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By:Joe LeMay
Dates:1/1/2003 - 1/1/2010
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METX 185 backs in to Belmont Station
Title:  METX 185 backs in to Belmont Station
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/19/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 11:26:31 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
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Locomotives:  METX 185(F40PHM-2)
Views:  547   Comments: 0
BNSF 5421 leads an intermodal
Title:  BNSF 5421 leads an intermodal
Description:  GE Dash-9 5421 leads an SD Warbonnet and a UP SD.
Photo Date:  3/19/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 5:46:32 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
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Locomotives:  BNSF 5421(C44-9W)
Views:  346   Comments: 1
Intermodals meet
Title:  Intermodals meet
Description:  Heritage I, II and a Warbonnett at Gibert Park
Photo Date:  3/19/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 11:26:31 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
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Locomotives:  BNSF 5421(C44-9W)
Views:  338   Comments: 0
Amtrak speeds by Gilbert Park
Title:  Amtrak speeds by Gilbert Park
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/19/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 11:26:31 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AMTK 204(P42DC)
Views:  692   Comments: 0
BN SD40-2s
Title:  BN SD40-2s
Description:  Two BN SD40-2s race over Forest Avenue. The most space you'll find between two locomotives coupled together!
Photo Date:  3/20/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 11:26:31 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 6364(SD40-2)
Views:  402   Comments: 1
METX 192
Title:  METX 192
Description:  Here's 192 at Main Street over an empty intermodal. It has the chrome light cover and different numberboards.
Photo Date:  3/20/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 11:26:31 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
Categories: 
Locomotives:  METX 192(F40PHM-2)
Views:  448   Comments: 0
Single Dash9 leads a auto rack
Title:  Single Dash9 leads a auto rack
Description:  Just one Dash9 is all it takes to pull this empty autorack
Photo Date:  4/4/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 11:26:31 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 5457(C44-9W)
Views:  272   Comments: 0
P42s
Title:  P42s
Description:  Whoosh!
Photo Date:  4/4/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 11:26:31 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AMTK 133(P42DC)
Views:  416   Comments: 0
New, Metra 8400 cabcar
Title:  New, Metra 8400 cabcar
Description:  Big windows, big doors, vent above big doors, high markers, high "Metra" signs, ladders, Alco-like trucks
Photo Date:  4/7/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 11:26:31 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  1007   Comments: 2
Amtrak
Title:  Amtrak
Description:  I would say that the P42DC is the "Master and Commander" of the Amtrak fleet. (look at marquee)
Photo Date:  4/7/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 11:26:31 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AMTK 186(P42DC)
Views:  507   Comments: 0
BNSF 4554
Title:  BNSF 4554
Description:  Got a nice catch of a Dash-9 Warbonnet that still has "santa Fe" on the side.
Photo Date:  4/7/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 11:26:31 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 4554(C44-9W)
Views:  321   Comments: 0
Chevy Hy-Railer
Title:  Chevy Hy-Railer
Description:  This truck (or a bunch similar to it) drive down the tracks every now and then. This photo was taken at the end or the street I live on.
Photo Date:  4/9/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 9:56:08 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  209   Comments: 1
Squashed Heritage II
Title:  Squashed Heritage II
Description:  The 4700s seem to be the Dash-9s with the squashed "BNSF" on the front. Here, 4769 is seen with two NS Catfish--a horsehead and a primer.
Photo Date:  4/9/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 5:58:47 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 4769(C44-9W)
Views:  318   Comments: 0
Oakway leasers
Title:  Oakway leasers
Description:  EMDX SD60 leads a BN SD60M and Geep on the front of a piggyback train.
Photo Date:  4/9/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 11:26:31 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
Categories: 
Locomotives:  EMDX 9063(SD60)
Views:  364   Comments: 0
EMD F40PHM-2 leaves Main Street
Title:  EMD F40PHM-2 leaves Main Street
Description:  F40PHM-2 187 pushes a midday dinky into Chicago
Photo Date:  4/10/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 10:01:11 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
Categories: 
Locomotives:  METX 187(F40PHM-2)
Views:  491   Comments: 1
Track truck, Hy-railer, pickup on wheels, whatever you want
Title:  Track truck, Hy-railer, pickup on wheels, whatever you want
Description:  Just pulling up onto the Forest Avenue crossing.
Photo Date:  4/10/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 11:26:31 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  224   Comments: 1
TAMPER tamper
Title:  TAMPER tamper
Description:  Railworker flags the nonexistant traffic so the Metra tamper can cross at Washington Street
Photo Date:  4/12/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 10:04:44 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
Categories: 
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Views:  200   Comments: 0
TAMPER tamper
Title:  TAMPER tamper
Description:  Front end of the Metra tamper
Photo Date:  4/12/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 10:07:40 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
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Views:  200   Comments: 0
TAMPER tamper
Title:  TAMPER tamper
Description:  The guy in the orange vest took off this trailer doohickey and attaches it to the tamper. Anyone know what it is?
Photo Date:  4/12/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 10:09:34 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
Categories: 
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Views:  177   Comments: 0
GP30 and GP38 pushing local
Title:  GP30 and GP38 pushing local
Description:  BNSF GP30 #2401 and GP38 #2368 pusdh the local down Main 2 and then 1 and then to the Downers Grove siding and will uncouple the lumber car and hopper on the Hines Lumber spur.
Photo Date:  4/12/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 11:26:32 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2401(GP30u)
Views:  397   Comments: 0
Sweeper/ballast pusher
Title:  Sweeper/ballast pusher
Description:  This sweeper/ballast pusher is very small and odd. Seen here at Washington Street.
Photo Date:  4/12/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 11:26:32 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
Categories: 
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Views:  246   Comments: 0
GP30/GP38 local
Title:  GP30/GP38 local
Description:  With cars dropped off, the local heads on its way. Taken from the end of my street.
Photo Date:  4/12/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 11:26:32 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2401(GP30u)
Views:  375   Comments: 0
Metra Sweeper/ballast pusher
Title:  Metra Sweeper/ballast pusher
Description:  Here it is, sweeping ballast onto Main Street Station's north platform.
Photo Date:  4/12/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 11:26:32 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
Categories: 
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Views:  197   Comments: 0
BNSF 9450
Title:  BNSF 9450
Description:  Two SD70MACs lead a coal train through town. This is common. Rarely are there GEs on coal loads.
Photo Date:  4/12/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 11:26:31 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 9450(SD70MAC)
Views:  261   Comments: 0
Oakway Leaser
Title:  Oakway Leaser
Description:  Another EMD Leaser on the BNSF. At least we've got a coule of Heritage I's.
Photo Date:  4/12/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 11:26:31 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
Categories: 
Locomotives:  EMDX 9047(SD60)
Views:  357   Comments: 0
Dash 9s pass tamper
Title:  Dash 9s pass tamper
Description:  Here's another Warbonnet/H2 lineup.
Photo Date:  4/12/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 11:26:31 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 4971(C44-9W)
Views:  255   Comments: 0
Dash9s
Title:  Dash9s
Description:  Another Warbonnet/H2 lineup.
Photo Date:  4/12/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 11:26:31 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 4971(C44-9W)
Views:  243   Comments: 0
Local
Title:  Local
Description:  A rare GP30 makes an appearance on today's local. Seen here at hines Lumber.
Photo Date:  4/12/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 11:26:31 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2368(GP38-2)
Views:  257   Comments: 0
Local with GP30
Title:  Local with GP30
Description:  First time I can say I've seen a GP30 in person. Seen here at Hines Lumber.
Photo Date:  4/12/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 11:26:31 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2401(GP30u)
Views:  388   Comments: 0
BNSF 4137
Title:  BNSF 4137
Description:  It's got a different kind of antenna along with the white box. Looks like the ones on P42DCs.
Photo Date:  4/12/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 11:26:31 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 4137(C44-9W)
Views:  263   Comments: 0
Ugly Alstom unit
Title:  Ugly Alstom unit
Description:  Three different SD40-2s lead a manifest through town. The middle one is the best-looking.
Photo Date:  4/13/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 11:26:31 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
Categories: 
Locomotives:  GCFX 3092(SD40-2)
Views:  410   Comments: 0
BNSF 4093
Title:  BNSF 4093
Description:  That bag on the tracks isn't gonna be there for long...The train makes an interesting shadow.
Photo Date:  4/13/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 11:26:31 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 4093(C44-9W)
Views:  308   Comments: 0
BN/SF
Title:  BN/SF
Description:  Ahh, if BNSF hadn't created a new paint scheme, we'd see this on all the trains...
Photo Date:  4/13/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 11:26:31 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 2576(GP35u)
Views:  275   Comments: 0
METX 193
Title:  METX 193
Description:  Well, what do you know? Another F40PHM-2 on the BNSF! Here's 193!
Photo Date:  4/13/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 11:26:31 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
Categories: 
Locomotives:  METX 193(F40PHM-2)
Views:  375   Comments: 1
Amtrak/BNSF meet
Title:  Amtrak/BNSF meet
Description:  AMTK 187 meets yet another H2/Warbonnet combo leading a doublestack. At Maple Avenue
Photo Date:  4/13/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 11:26:31 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AMTK 187(P42DC)
Views:  437   Comments: 0
METX 198 at Maple Ave
Title:  METX 198 at Maple Ave
Description:  Silver Mars light cover...
Photo Date:  4/13/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 11:26:31 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
Categories: 
Locomotives:  METX 198(F40PHM-2)
Views:  281   Comments: 0
Amtrak
Title:  Amtrak
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/13/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 11:26:31 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AMTK 136(P42DC)
Views:  420   Comments: 0
GP60M
Title:  GP60M
Description:  We've got Warbonnet, Heritage II, Bluebonnet all here. Taken at washington Street.
Photo Date:  4/13/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 11:26:31 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 150(GP60M)
Views:  656   Comments: 1
Hy-railer
Title:  Hy-railer
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/17/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 11:26:32 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  202   Comments: 1
Profile of METX 188
Title:  Profile of METX 188
Description:  The Village of Round Lake has stopped on the crossing, making it impossible to cross
Photo Date:  4/17/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 11:26:32 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
Categories: 
Locomotives:  METX 188(F40PHM-2)
Views:  431   Comments: 1
Double Header at Fairview Avenue
Title:  Double Header at Fairview Avenue
Description:  With METX 191.
Photo Date:  4/17/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 11:26:32 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
Categories: 
Locomotives:  METX 195(F40PHM-2)
Views:  416   Comments: 0
Second unit on a double header
Title:  Second unit on a double header
Description:  part of 191's face is blocked by the rear end of 195. I just realized I got the RTA logo in...
Photo Date:  4/17/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 11:26:32 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
Categories: 
Locomotives:  METX 191(F40PHM-2)
Views:  348   Comments: 0
KCS at Fairview Avenue
Title:  KCS at Fairview Avenue
Description:  A very rare appearance by a Dash 9 on a coal train. Even rarer is the fact that it's a KCS unit!
Photo Date:  4/17/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 11:26:32 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 9453(SD70MAC)
Views:  304   Comments: 1
BNSF 4778 leads a stack train
Title:  BNSF 4778 leads a stack train
Description:  Squashed "BNSF" 4778 zips by, while fellow railfan Tristan Garrett gets a side shot.
Photo Date:  4/17/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 11:26:32 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 4778(C44-9W)
Views:  313   Comments: 0
BIG!
Title:  BIG!
Description:  Squashed "BNSF" unit (Most or all of the 4700s are)
Photo Date:  4/17/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 11:26:32 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 4778(C44-9W)
Views:  259   Comments: 0
BN-paintedSD40-2s
Title:  BN-paintedSD40-2s
Description:  Lookin good in BN paint! Make some weird shadows on the platform...
Photo Date:  4/17/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 11:26:32 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 6843(SD40-2)
Views:  263   Comments: 0
Look! No wheels!
Title:  Look! No wheels!
Description:  From the backyard of a certain railfan's.
Photo Date:  4/17/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 11:26:32 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 5178(C44-9W)
Views:  239   Comments: 0
Doubleheader
Title:  Doubleheader
Description:  METX 188 and...um...company pull up to the platform. Those flowers just make the shot happy in a way.
Photo Date:  4/17/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 11:26:32 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
Categories: 
Locomotives:  METX 188(F40PHM-2)
Views:  366   Comments: 0
DASH 8!!!!
Title:  DASH 8!!!!
Description:  WOW! Really lucky here! Only the second time I had seen a Dash 8 this year!
Photo Date:  4/17/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 11:26:32 PM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AMTK 139(P42DC) AMTK 89(P42DC) AMTK 172(P42DC) AMTK 510(B32-8WH)
Views:  1219   Comments: 1
Illinois Zephyr
Title:  Illinois Zephyr
Description:  This is the Illinois Zephyr at Naperville, where it has a stop. Intimidating profile.
Photo Date:  4/18/2004  Upload Date: 5/12/2004 11:26:32 PM
Location:  Naperville, IL
Author:  Joe LeMay
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AMTK 138(P42DC)
Views:  417   Comments: 0


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