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By:SDfourD Photography
Dates:8/3/2009 - 8/1/2009
Album Info:My second trip to Chicago this summer would include Lafayette, mostly in search for the SD40-2's that are on J726, and also for the last few semaphores. I missed out on the 726, but I got more than I bargained for anyway, so It wasn't a bust by any means. Come Sunday, we head back up to the Southside of Chicago. Most of my time was spent at Dolton, with a few shots from Barr, and Blue Island. CSX provided very nice power for todays standards, and kept the trains coming! Sunday found about 21 trains in 5 1/2 hours. More than once I was found running from place to place to get in a better position. From an NS Highood, to Conrail blue EMD's, to the IHB SD20, this trip was a huge success! Thanks for looking!
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TPW 4020
Title:  TPW 4020
Description:  A RailAmerica GP40 of Chessie heritage awaits a crew to continue its journey westward near the old Santa Fe intermodal ramp.
Photo Date:  8/1/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 2:14:40 PM
Location:  Remington, IN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  TPW 4020(GP40)
Views:  195   Comments: 0
CEFX 9395
Title:  CEFX 9395
Description:  These beasts have found homes on the TP&W,KYLE, as well as the IORY to name just a few.
Photo Date:  8/1/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 2:15:25 PM
Location:  Remington, IN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  CEFX 9395(SD45T-2)
Views:  86   Comments: 0
CSXT 6456
Title:  CSXT 6456
Description:  A RDMT/RDSLG set sits away from the action on this Saturday morning. 6078 is also sitting this morning out.
Photo Date:  8/1/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 2:34:15 PM
Location:  Lafayette, IN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  CSX 6456(GP40-2)
Views:  212   Comments: 0
CSXT 6078
Title:  CSXT 6078
Description:  Toms wood shed an a neat bay window caboose can be seen in the distance.
Photo Date:  8/1/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 2:35:00 PM
Location:  Lafayette, IN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  CSX 6078(GP40-2)
Views:  106   Comments: 0
CSXT 8349
Title:  CSXT 8349
Description:  This is when I knew this trip would be a good one. Two SD40-2's are switching the yard at Lafayette, one in YN2 and the other in YN1, both 84XX series. These are among my favorites, because I am a nut about straight SD40's (or in this instance, the frame).
Photo Date:  8/1/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 2:35:52 PM
Location:  Lafayette, IN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  CSX 8349(SD40-2)
Views:  137   Comments: 0
Switchin'
Title:  Switchin'
Description:  The conductor waits for the train to stop before cutting away from the cut of cars.
Photo Date:  8/1/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 2:36:45 PM
Location:  Lafayette, IN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  CSX 8436(SD40-2)
Views:  236   Comments: 0
CSXT 8436
Title:  CSXT 8436
Description:  With so many of the YN1's painted in the last year or so, I was extremely surprised to see the 8436 still sporting her old colors.
Photo Date:  8/1/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 2:37:28 PM
Location:  Lafayette, IN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  CSX 8436(SD40-2)
Views:  132   Comments: 0
The Class Leader
Title:  The Class Leader
Description:  After gettin intel from the yardmaster at Lafayette about this grain train, we pull up at a gas station right next to the power to fill up before we chase. When I saw the engine I was already happy enough, and then seeing the number was the icing on the cake! The chase was on on the old Monon!
Photo Date:  8/1/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 2:54:53 PM
Location:  Linden, IN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  CSX 7500(C40-8)
Views:  198   Comments: 2
Semaphores
Title:  Semaphores
Description:  One of my big wishes for this trip was to shoot a set of active semaphores, and heres my one shot of that. Powerlines are an issue, but its what the shot is, busy.
Photo Date:  8/1/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 2:56:14 PM
Location:  Crawfordsville, IN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  CSX 7500(C40-8)
Views:  412   Comments: 4
CSXT 7500
Title:  CSXT 7500
Description:  Passing the nice stone mile marker, and shortly the Nucor Steel plant, this grain train heats it up as it heads for Ladoga.
Photo Date:  8/1/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 3:03:10 PM
Location:  Crawfordsville, IN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  CSX 7500(C40-8)
Views:  145   Comments: 1
CSXT 7500
Title:  CSXT 7500
Description:  My last shot of this train, which gave quite a nice chase at 60MPH most of the time!
Photo Date:  8/1/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 3:04:07 PM
Location:  Ladoga, IN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  CSX 7500(C40-8)
Views:  125   Comments: 0
Neat catch
Title:  Neat catch
Description:  A non dyno GP40-2 sits near CP Ames for the day. Former RF&P!
Photo Date:  8/1/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 3:04:55 PM
Location:  Crawfordsville, IN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  CSX 6398(GP40-2)
Views:  230   Comments: 0
Another class leader!
Title:  Another class leader!
Description:  After Kevin and I found out that the J726 had already left Lafayette, we went over to the NS's yard to find this gem! Moments after taking this shot, the conductor on the 6587 had some words for us. I was right about the NS.....
Photo Date:  8/1/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 3:23:49 PM
Location:  Lafayette, IN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  NS 3300(SD40-2)
Views:  167   Comments: 1
NS 3300
Title:  NS 3300
Description:  Going back over to get some better shots of the neat consist in the yard. Former NKP yard.
Photo Date:  8/1/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 3:25:04 PM
Location:  Lafayette, IN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  NS 3300(SD40-2)
Views:  211   Comments: 2
NS 3300
Title:  NS 3300
Description:  A roster shot of this unigue gem. Not a fan of the high hoods, but being the first time I saw one, a class unit, and running short-hood forward, I was definately very happy!
Photo Date:  8/1/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 3:25:57 PM
Location:  Lafayette, IN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  NS 3300(SD40-2)
Views:  163   Comments: 0
CSXT 8457
Title:  CSXT 8457
Description:  Two SD40-2's await a train from Nucor Steel.
Photo Date:  8/1/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 3:37:08 PM
Location:  Crawfordsville, IN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  CSX 8457(SD40-2)
Views:  188   Comments: 0
Warrior
Title:  Warrior
Description:  Looking a bit worn, a few patches of rust, fade, dents, etc. The 8181, seemingly held captive in Indiana for years now, sits with fellow teammate 8457 at Nucor Steel. A nice fresh white roof would be a nice start, or maybe a YN3 dip?
Photo Date:  8/1/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 3:40:08 PM
Location:  Crawfordsville, IN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  CSX 8181(SD40-2)
Views:  194   Comments: 0
CSXT 8052
Title:  CSXT 8052
Description:  Pulling into Lafayette early on this Sunday morning.
Photo Date:  8/2/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 4:46:40 PM
Location:  Lafayette, IN
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  CSX 8052(SD40-2)
Views:  77   Comments: 1
CSXT 8532
Title:  CSXT 8532
Description:  Back in Chicago now, this Barr bound manifest drags the 8532 into town, a unit which I've shot back home on the BNSF.
Photo Date:  8/2/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 4:52:59 PM
Location:  Dolton, IL
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  CSX 8532(SD50)
Views:  80   Comments: 0
Ooops!
Title:  Ooops!
Description:  Two Dash 8's (one of each cab) sit outsides the B&OCT facilities at Barr with some step/pilot damage.
Photo Date:  8/2/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 4:55:52 PM
Location:  Riverdale, IL
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  CSX 7543(C40-8)
Views:  116   Comments: 0
CSXT 5254
Title:  CSXT 5254
Description:  A GEVO and a Dash 8W handle this intermodal train Eastward by the tower at Dolton.
Photo Date:  8/2/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 4:57:00 PM
Location:  Dolton, IL
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  CSX 5254(ES44DC)
Views:  75   Comments: 0
CSXT 5301
Title:  CSXT 5301
Description:  A pair of CSX Gevo's have their train on the former C&EI today.
Photo Date:  8/2/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 4:57:45 PM
Location:  Dolton, IL
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  CSX 5301(ES44DC)
Views:  72   Comments: 0
WSOR 503119
Title:  WSOR 503119
Description:  A neat catch at Dolton! After looking back at this picture, I was shocked not to see it graffiti laden yet!
Photo Date:  8/2/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 4:58:38 PM
Location:  Dolton, IL
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  389   Comments: 0
LTEX 925
Title:  LTEX 925
Description:  A very neat little switcher, with a chopped top, heads for Barr behind two GEVO's. Can anyone tell me what type of switcher this is?
Photo Date:  8/2/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 4:59:50 PM
Location:  Dolton, IL
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  LTEX 925(SW8)
Views:  189   Comments: 0
Q113
Title:  Q113
Description:  Two Dash 8's are in charge of Q113 today.
Photo Date:  8/2/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 5:01:08 PM
Location:  Dolton, IL
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  CSX 7789(C40-8W)
Views:  81   Comments: 0
CSXT 7566
Title:  CSXT 7566
Description:  The trailing Dash 8.
Photo Date:  8/2/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 5:01:52 PM
Location:  Dolton, IL
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  CSX 7566(C40-8)
Views:  74   Comments: 0
UP 4870
Title:  UP 4870
Description:  Heading out of the IHB Eastward.
Photo Date:  8/2/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 5:20:02 PM
Location:  Dolton, IL
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  UP 4870(SD70M)
Views:  76   Comments: 0
NS 34J
Title:  NS 34J
Description:  Heading out of the IHB.
Photo Date:  8/2/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 5:25:35 PM
Location:  Dolton, IL
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  NS 8359(C40-8W)
Views:  93   Comments: 0
Q324
Title:  Q324
Description:  A trio of EMD 645's get Q324 moving out of Riverdale. I couldn't have asked for a better consist.
Photo Date:  8/2/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 5:39:36 PM
Location:  Dolton, IL
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  CSX 8667(SD50-2)
Views:  82   Comments: 0
Q324
Title:  Q324
Description:  Conrail Quality goodness sweeping the curve at Dolton with a pair of SD40-2's behind to boot!
Photo Date:  8/2/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 5:40:54 PM
Location:  Dolton, IL
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 8667(SD50-2)
Views:  95   Comments: 1
Q324
Title:  Q324
Description:  Three CSXT units of different flavors give this Minnesota kid something to smile about as they head Eastward.
Photo Date:  8/2/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 5:42:31 PM
Location:  Dolton, IL
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  CSX 8667(SD50-2)
Views:  109   Comments: 0
CSXT 8131
Title:  CSXT 8131
Description:  Trailing the Conrail SD50-2 is this nice YN3 SD40-2 of Family Lines heritage.
Photo Date:  8/2/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 5:45:02 PM
Location:  Dolton, IL
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  CSX 8131(SD40-2)
Views:  89   Comments: 0
CSXT 2429
Title:  CSXT 2429
Description:  While I've been able to shoot CSX SD40-2's for years on the BNSF at Northtown, these 24XX's never stray off of yard duty, so I was happy to be able to shoot this one heading back East.
Photo Date:  8/2/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 5:46:37 PM
Location:  Dolton, IL
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  CSX 2429(SD40-2)
Views:  156   Comments: 0
Q369
Title:  Q369
Description:  369 heads into Dolton with the 8725 leading. This was my first shot of a CSX SD60I, and ironically the same number of my Athearn Genesis model back home.
Photo Date:  8/2/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 5:47:20 PM
Location:  Dolton, IL
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 8725(SD60I)
Views:  96   Comments: 1
CSXT 2741
Title:  CSXT 2741
Description:  Two Geep's head for the East as they drag a small local out of Barr.
Photo Date:  8/2/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 6:03:01 PM
Location:  Dolton, IL
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  CSX 2741(GP38-2)
Views:  75   Comments: 0
CSXT 1512
Title:  CSXT 1512
Description:  These look really nice in YN3! But, then again, I haven't seen an engine that doesn't.
Photo Date:  8/2/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 6:03:57 PM
Location:  Dolton, IL
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  CSX 1512(GP15T)
Views:  215   Comments: 0
UPY 714
Title:  UPY 714
Description:  GP15's everywhere! A baretable transfer heads by the Dolton tower with UPY 714 as power.
Photo Date:  8/2/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 6:04:33 PM
Location:  Dolton, IL
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UPY 714(GP15-1)
Views:  134   Comments: 1
CSXT 5317
Title:  CSXT 5317
Description:  A pair of CSX GE widecabs keep the action going with this Westbound movement.
Photo Date:  8/2/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 6:05:27 PM
Location:  Dolton, IL
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  CSX 5317(ES44DC)
Views:  56   Comments: 0
Park Ave.
Title:  Park Ave.
Description:  BNSF power (which I see enough of in Minnesota...) heads this coal drag as they pass the nicely kept centerpiece at Dolton.
Photo Date:  8/2/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 6:08:00 PM
Location:  Dolton, IL
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  BNSF 9395(SD70ACe)
Views:  148   Comments: 0
CSXT 7315
Title:  CSXT 7315
Description:  A one car-two engine intermodal is led by a YN3 C40-8W and fellow GE 7546.
Photo Date:  8/2/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 6:08:45 PM
Location:  Dolton, IL
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 7315(C40-8W)
Views:  84   Comments: 0
CSXT 7548
Title:  CSXT 7548
Description:  This trip definately brought me more Dash 8's, which I was quite pleased about.
Photo Date:  8/2/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 6:09:39 PM
Location:  Dolton, IL
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 7548(C40-8)
Views:  57   Comments: 0
UP 5883
Title:  UP 5883
Description:  After the BNSF powered coal, UP plays their part and provides one themselves.
Photo Date:  8/2/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 6:52:25 PM
Location:  Dolton, IL
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  UP 5883(AC44CWCTE)
Views:  88   Comments: 0
UP 6179
Title:  UP 6179
Description:  I can deal with poor paint more than many, but these peached out bloody noses are just hideous!
Photo Date:  8/2/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 6:53:08 PM
Location:  Dolton, IL
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  UP 6179(AC44CW)
Views:  103   Comments: 0
UPY 678
Title:  UPY 678
Description:  An older paintjob (with squared off letters) adorns this old UPY Geep as it leads a Z striped one over the diamonds and back to Yard Center over the former C&EI.
Photo Date:  8/2/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 6:54:33 PM
Location:  Dolton, IL
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UPY 678(GP15-1)
Views:  86   Comments: 0
UPY 1472
Title:  UPY 1472
Description:  A yellow striped MP15AC of Southern Pacific heritage sits near the shops at Yard Center.
Photo Date:  8/2/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 6:55:28 PM
Location:  Dolton, IL
Author:  Alec Holmes
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Locomotives:  UPY 1472(MP15AC)
Views:  191   Comments: 0
UP 3191
Title:  UP 3191
Description:  Two EMD's of different era's sit outside the stalls at the former C&EI shops.
Photo Date:  8/2/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 6:56:22 PM
Location:  Dolton, IL
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 3191(SD40-2) UP 3779(SD70M)
Views:  163   Comments: 0
Another CRQ Leader!
Title:  Another CRQ Leader!
Description:  After going to the hotel and checking in, a quick run back to Barr finds another CR Quality SD40-2 on the point of this ballast train.
Photo Date:  8/2/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 7:22:07 PM
Location:  Riverdale, IL
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 8803(SD40-2)
Views:  126   Comments: 0
CSXT 8803
Title:  CSXT 8803
Description:  One of the uglier Conrail Blue's left, with CSX ditchlights where they shouldn't be and a painted nose that is now rusting. But, I was still very happy to see her, which gave me my SD40-2 leading, which I always want.
Photo Date:  8/2/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 7:24:18 PM
Location:  Riverdale, IL
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 8803(SD40-2)
Views:  176   Comments: 0
CSX Lineup
Title:  CSX Lineup
Description:  GP15 heaven! Three different types (whether it be model or paint) sit at the West end of the yard after a days work. Tomorrow they will be back at it with Y trains.
Photo Date:  8/2/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 7:25:27 PM
Location:  Riverdale, IL
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 1557(GP15-1) CSX 1551(GP15-1) CSX 1507(GP15T)
Views:  322   Comments: 0
Ugh...
Title:  Ugh...
Description:  After seeing a green signal, I decided to wait at this interesting vantage point to shoot in nice evening light. Hoping it would be a CN train, this autorack rounds the corner with my last choice.... Making matters more annoying, this guy decided to take his time getting by me, so the sun was already beginning to hide behind a tree.
Photo Date:  8/2/2009  Upload Date: 8/4/2009 7:26:19 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Alec Holmes
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 4640(C44-9W)
Views:  127   Comments: 0


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