LaVernge is the gateway into the Chicago Terminal area along the BNSF Chicago Subdivision. Looking East, you'll see the CN Freeport Subdivision crossing over the Racetrack. Beyond that is Clyde Yard.
Leading this coal train West is one of BNSF's fake BN "Grinstiens"
BNSF SD70MAC #9783
BNSF SD70ACe #9274
Metra 1264 charges for Chicago with Cab Car 8600 in the lead. F40PHM-2 #190 was pushing.
Coming out of Clyde Yard, A Z-train blasts it's horn for a crew inspecting the switches further down.
BNSF C44-9W #5275
BNSF C44-9W #5372
EMDX GP38-2 #771 puts out some smoke as it departs Clyde Yard to switch over to Main 1.
This is what it's all about. On the CN/IC Freeport Subdivision, One SEXY consist leads an ethanol train North over the BNSF.
IC SD70 #1017
CN SD75I #5654
CN GP40-2LW #9540
Now on Main 1, EMDX #771 reverses back towards Clyde.
After sitting since I got here, the potash train waiting by Clyde begins moving. Up front is one of CSXT's 20 SD70ACes so this is a pretty rare occurance. The old SCL, Chessie, Conrail, and L&N hoppers were pretty dope too.
CSXT SD70ACe #4848
CSXT AC4400CW #302
A manifest also waiting for some time begins moving after the potash train clears the lanes.
BNSF ES44DC #7596
BNSF SD70MAC #8978
An Eastbound Z-train now arrives at Clyde Yard.
BNSF C44-9W #5307
BNSF C44-9W #4391
BNSF C44-9W #5422
A Z-train pulls out onto the main for head room since they're still assembling the train while Metra 1231 Flies by.
After being seen at Pine Junction earlier today on the NS, this empty coal train rockets by headed back for the mines.
BNSF ES44AC #5739
BNSF SD70ACe #9233
Coal loads bound for the BRC roll by slowly.
BNSF ES44AC #6016
BNSF ES44AC #6111
Fresh out of Cicero is this Z-train, which was seen earlier shoving.
BNSF C44-9W #5289
BNSF C44-9W #4581
BNSF C44-9W #5312
But wait, theres more! Make sure you check out part two as well!
(c) 9th Street Productions.