Despite three days off, it still seams like the weekend just flew by. Lets see how we all did. Friday: Yes, like promised, I enjoyed my last "Good Friday, Great Railfanning" adventure with my buddy Brian. Funny thing is, we found a lot of things in plain view we had missed before. Starting in Toluca, Illinois we found an old tank car that had been converted for some type of use at this old abandoned factory. While looking this old tank car over we found the remnants of the industry spur that served this once running factory. We have been railfanning here since 2013 and missed this item in plain sight. Up next we stopped in to the former community of Wilburn, Illinois where this interesting factory sits next to the Santa Fe Transcon. I don't think it would be a stretch to say there is more rail traffic than road traffic in this almost ghost town. According to a resident that came up and spoke with us, this was some sort of grain processing plant until it was shut down sometime in the 1920's. Speaking of ghost, he claimed it was haunted....cool! We finished the day by meeting up with another old friend, Ron Hatch. Ron is locally known as "the guy who produces the artwork for the Galesburg RR Days posters." He is also very knowledgeable on the local history and met up with Brian and I to show us another ghost if you will. He took us to the former shops of the Galesburg & Great Eastern RR. The Railroad was a short line that mainly hauled coal and was abandoned around 1962 or so. He took Brian and I to see this impressive engine house along with the coal tipple and surviving water tower. The owner of the property was nice enough to give us full access to both the grounds and inside the building. I have more pictures, but it will require some time for me to get them uploaded, a project I will probably pursue once settled back in NH. Of course Brian and I saw lots of trains at all the usual stops from Toluca to Galesburg and like always, we finished the day with fried tacos from The Taco Hideout and cooled off with some soft serve at Kastle Kreme before saying good bye to Ron and heading home. I've decided I need to spend at least two more Saturdays railfaning the Transcon before Jess my Jeep goes back to New Hampshire. I will certainly miss the railfanning here in Illinois. Saturday: was spent working on the custom paint, finishing up the last of it and doing the paper work associated with it before spending time with family and enjoying a nice date night with Angela. Sunday: of course was Easter, so I didn't get anything done on the Inglenook. Instead we cleaned house, cooked up a meal and spent the day enjoying our last Easter in Illinois with the kids. So how about you? What did you do over the weekend? Let us know, with a an image or two if you have them. We'll come back here on Friday the 21st to start another weekend. Until then, have a great week, stay safe and as always... High Greens!