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  1. 120 Days Until Galesburg.


    The 2006 downtown display of motive power, thanks to GE.

    I'm sitting in my hotel room thinking about the weather. For central IL, Winter is in it's final stages. In just a week, March will bring warmer weather and one of the train shows that Tina and I always attend. Fortunately, we will not have to travel far this year, as it is the Lincoln Square show held each year in March in Champaign IL. March also ...
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  2. My name is Jim, and I have an addiction!


    A brace of CN engines sits in the IL prarie.

    So your thinking, hey Jim and his Blog is down until the 5th of February, so why not take a look around right? By a strange twist of fate I'm back, blogging away, filling your heads with all things railroad. Oh the humanity! Tina was able to find a better internet provider for us and one that can transfer with us when we move, hopefully next week. So where ...
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  3. Yes Virginia, there really is a Holiday Train!


    The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train rolled into Gurnee IL last night, much to the joy of many children.

    Well isn't it nice to see a Railfanning entry in the middle of December? As promised, I have added some pictures of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train that stopped by last night in Gurnee IL. The train is made up of a few CP 50 foot boxcars, all decorated with lights. One special boxcar is a stage ...
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  4. Sunday 11/26/06 The C&I Div. BNSF.

    Hmm, another late addition, one bad thing about the Holiday's, it takes a busy time and makes it busier. Anyone who has been around me or heard me on the boards has heard me talk about the C&I division of the BNSF. Your probably wondering what is so great about this stretch of tracks in northern IL.


    BNSF #754, an ex Santa Fe C44-9W pulls by the old town of Hazelhurst IL.

    It could be that ...
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