HiDef: CSX, CN, and NS action in Decatur, Illinois - September 1st, 2011





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Published on Sep 5, 2011

[Watch in HD] To kick off the month of September, I did some railfanning in near 100-degree weather around Decatur.

Shot #1 - 2:54 p.m. (0:15)
CSX's daily interchange train to the ADM Runaround Yard (located at 27th Street) heads north on the CN Peoria District main with a very friendly crew giving some honks.
CSX GP40-2 6105
CSX GP40-2 6028

Shot #2 - 3:46 p.m. (1:49)
CN A431 on the final leg of its journey from Memphis rolls north to the CN Decatur Yard with an IC SD70 on the point.
IC SD70 1033

Shot #3 - 3:57 p.m. (4:57)
After being held up at Wabic for the CN, NS 145 with a long string of autopart boxcars bound for the Ford plant at Claycomo (northeast of Kansas City) finally leaves town with a good conductor friend giving a wave.
NS Dash 9-40CW 8896
NS Dash 9-40CW 9125

Shot #4 - 4:57 p.m. (7:27)
A lone CN SD75I with empty coal cars in tow bound for flood loading at the Freeman Crown #3 Mine in Farmersville, Illinois departs Decatur's CN Grand Avenue Yard.
CN SD75I 5669

Shot #5 - 5:20 p.m. (8:52)
Got another shot of the empty coal train in rural Bearsdale, Illinois at Bearsdale Road.

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