New BNSF pictures of the C&I.

Jim Wiggin Nov 27, 2006

  1. Mr. Train

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    Switch on the BNSF

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    Switch just west of Chadwick IL
     
  2. Mr. Train

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    Seen west of Chadwick

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    Photo by Mrs. Train
    Mrs. Train wanted to go rail fanning to get a photo of a train in the snow. We went rail fanning and after setting track side and no train we moved to another location.(see photo below)
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    Photo by Mrs. Train
    While moving to a new location we spoted our train. The end of the train :no:

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    Photo by Mr. Train
    Train in the snow Mrs. train was still at work(Shhhhh)
     
  3. BoxcabE50

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    What time of day? Late afternoon? Looks like low angle sunlight.

    :D

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  4. Mr. Train

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    It's been about 5pm when I get home so I need to be on the south side of the tracks to get the lighting. This one may have been a little earlier I did get off work early one day.:thumbs_up:
     
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    This is a bridge west of Chadwick on the Old C& I line. My friend Tom Kocal, he is a news paper editor. He got this photo while he was out taking photos of the bridge.
     
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    East bound heading into Milledgeville


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    East bound CSX
    We see one of these run through here a couple times a week
     
  7. Mr. Train

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    Run by on the C&I

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    Only one thing I like more then a meet is to be there with a camera in hand to catch the action.
     
  8. CHARGER

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    Does anyone know what happened to Jim? He has not posted on TB since July of 07, used to be a pretty frequent and valued contributor.

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  9. BoxcabE50

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    Brad-

    Career change. Moved, bought a new house. Busy, busy fellow!

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  10. Mr. Train

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    Tharms (family) is taking Jim's place, we just need to get "T" to post some of his work here. :thumbs_up:
     
  11. THarms77

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    Hey guys!!

    Yes, Jim did a career change and moved away from our lovely C&I. He traded his railfanning jeep in too. I think he's been out a couple times in the last year to railfan since he moved but nothing serious. He's lives about a mile from a CN main now.

    I'll be sure to start posting some of my shots here in the future. Here are a few from my last excursion:
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    Eastbound coming through Steward IL
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    Westbound racks at Shabbona IL. (great little town with a couple trackside ice cream shops)
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  12. Jim Wiggin

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    Tis true, I did do some railfanning a few weeks ago but nothing to post here. Yes I sold my beloved Railfan Jeep Jessica:cry2eh: Tried to replace her with a railfan minivan, but combined with the fact I'm not the minivan type and mechanical problems, I got a new Railfan Jeep to replace Jess. This time its a Grand Cherokee. You'll see her soon along with some pictures cause I've been hunting with her:tb-biggrin:

    Oh yeah, I'm baaaaaaaaacccckk!

    Jim
     
  13. THarms77

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    You talk about him enough and he comes back!!! :) Good to see you back out huntin' trains Jim!
     
  14. Jim Wiggin

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    Only three and a half months till Galesburg! Hoping to try out the new Railfan Jeep soon.
     
  15. BoxcabE50

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    Cool! Looking forward to seeing some views!

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    Here are a few from last Galesburg RR Days.


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    Come on Spring, I got the camera and scanner ready!

    Put me in coach, I'm ready to play!
     
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    West side of Chadwick on the Old C&I

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    I shot this photo while I was wating for the below train. West side of Chadwick.

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    Hope you don't mind I croped the photo to high light the Santa Fe 601. Seen at track speed on the west side of Chadwick.
     
  18. Jim Wiggin

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    Looks like the C&I is dry, down here in east central IL, all we have gotten since February is rain!

    Here is one of my favorite pictures on the C&I, taken last Fall at Hazelhurst IL. Looks to be a ghost town now as those grain elevators have not seen service in years and the downtown was abandoned. A red Santa Fe GE, passes a red Jeep. Notice the ex Conrail behind the Santa Fe engine. Looks like a ghost train.

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  19. THarms77

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    I was there when that was taken. If I remember right, weren't we a little close to the tracks for this one? He came screemin' past and it sounded awesome!!
     
  20. Mr. Train

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    Oh Jim,

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    BNSF east of Milledgeville IL
    Look Jim I have a bridge photo for you :cool:
     

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