DM&E 6081 on Former Chicago Great Western (CGW) track in Byron, IL
The DM&E 6081 is running down the former Chicago Great Western (CGW) track
to pickup a turbine from the Exelon Generating Station in Byron, IL. This
video is the round trip voyage, however, most shots are of the light engine
This is one of two remaining stretches of the CGW still active in Illinois.
The other being whats left of the Union Pacific's St. Charles spur in St.
The first three shots and the last one are from the actual CGW mainline,
the rest are from what would have been the spur from the mainline to the
Nuke plant which may have been laid down after the CNW took over the CGW
(perhaps somebody can clarify this for me?)
Thanks to Fred and Gilbert on the ICERail group for keeping us informed of
DM&E 6081 retrieves generator rotor on the CGW at Byron, IL
We will follow the DM&E 6081 SD40-3 as it retrieves a generator rotor from
Exelon's Byron Generating Station. To reach the nuclear plant, the
Canadian Pacific will traverse former Chicago Great Western tracks,
including the Rock River bridge. This is a rare movement as the only
traffic this line sees is infrequent movements to the plant.
The engine will travel light out to the plant and return with the rotor and
an empty flat car. Back in Byron, the rotor car would be placed between
The final scene shows the train heading east through Stillman Valley on the
CP Chicago Sub towards Davis Junction where the rotor will be handed off to