CNW 3-fer at Rochelle

Three C&NW movements pass through the junction at Rochelle, IL in the days before UP ownership and the railfan park. The parking area used to be on the north side of the tracks, limiting your photo options and resulting in backlit conditions. But we made do with it somehow...

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Yet MORE Rochelle Action
Three intermodal trains at Rochelle, IL around 1990. If you are a student of modern railroading, just look at how the face of intermodal traffic has changed in the 19 years since I took these videos. Many times I would film the entire train, nowdays I am glad that I did.

Action at Rochelle, IL around 1990-91-ish.
Two BN intermodal trains, a coal load and coal empty on the CNW led by UP power.

Ghost of the C&NW, Amtrak 8 Meets CP 185 8/6/2007
Some sweet trains my dad caught on Monday, August 6. First, at the County Highway P crossing west of Randolph, is an eastbound Union Pacific Adams Subdivision train led by UP 3042, one of only a handful of locomotives left in dingy Chicago & Northwestern green and yellow. 3042 started life as CNW 6877. UP 3225, also an SD40-2, trails. Moving south to Reeseville, a good-sized CP Train 185 heads west behind GE ES44ACs CP 8846 and 8809, SD40-2 CP 6063 and Soo Line SD60 6034. While that train is passing, Amtrak #8, the eastbound Empire Builder, races through on the other track!

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