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IAIS 403
Title:  IAIS 403
Description:  Iowa Interstate GP10 403 leads BICB through Joliet. This was the last time I ever saw a 400 leading BICB. The 700s would take over from here on out. Now, the 700s themselves are being replaced with GEVOs.
Photo Date:  9/27/2004  Upload Date: 1/6/2009 5:39:45 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
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Locomotives:  IAIS 403(GP10)
Views:  275   Comments: 0
Amtrak 84
Title:  Amtrak 84
Description:  Amtrak P42 84, wearing a Toyota advertisement, pulls into Joliet with the Texas Eagle.
Photo Date:  11/8/2004  Upload Date: 1/6/2009 5:32:52 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
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Locomotives:  AMTK 84(P42DC)
Views:  428   Comments: 0
Bluebonnet trio!
Title:  Bluebonnet trio!
Description:  A trio of bluebonnets leads the CHI-102 local through Joliet! With the B23-7s gone now, this is almost impossible to see just 4 years later.
Photo Date:  11/8/2004  Upload Date: 1/6/2009 5:32:59 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
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Locomotives:  BNSF 2944(GP39-2)
Views:  280   Comments: 0
Amtrak 115
Title:  Amtrak 115
Description:  For a few months in late 2004 and 2005, Amtrak put Toyota advertisements on two P42s, 115, shown here, and 84.
Photo Date:  1/5/2005  Upload Date: 1/6/2009 5:18:51 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
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Locomotives:  AMTK 115(P42DC)
Views:  307   Comments: 1
EJ&E 666
Title:  EJ&E 666
Description:  EJ&E SD38-2 666 leads a coal train westbound just minutes before sunset.
Photo Date:  2/5/2005  Upload Date: 10/13/2007 12:06:08 PM
Location:  Crest Hill, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  EJE 666(SD38-3)
Views:  412   Comments: 1
WC 7518 on The "J"
Title:  WC 7518 on The "J"
Description:  WC SD45 7518 still in the old WC paint scheme makes a extremely rare appearance on the EJ&E. This would be the first of two WCs that would run down this line in 2005, the other being SD40 6001. I do wish WCs ran down this line more often!
Photo Date:  2/17/2005  Upload Date: 11/12/2007 7:24:37 PM
Location:  Crest Hill, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
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Locomotives:  WC 7518(SD45)
Views:  247   Comments: 0
UP 3036
Title:  UP 3036
Description:  Patched CNW SD40-2 3036, which was the last engine to wear the zito yellow, holds near west bridge junction. It has since been repainted.
Photo Date:  3/24/2005  Upload Date: 11/12/2007 9:29:19 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
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Locomotives:  UP 3036(SD40-2)
Views:  350   Comments: 1
FNM 9291
Title:  FNM 9291
Description:  Two rather beat up FNM GP38-2s sit at Joliet Yard.
Photo Date:  4/2/2005  Upload Date: 1/6/2009 5:56:19 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
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Locomotives:  FNM 9291(GP38-2) FNM 9272(GP38-2)
Views:  729   Comments: 1
IAIS 627
Title:  IAIS 627
Description:  Iowa Interstate GP38AC 627 sits at Joliet Yard interchanging with the EJ&E. This would be the last time I saw 627 before it was sold.
Photo Date:  4/2/2005  Upload Date: 1/6/2009 5:55:56 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
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Locomotives:  IAIS 627(GP38AC) IAIS 718(GP38-2) IAIS 706(GP38-2)
Views:  440   Comments: 0
Ohio Central 4025
Title:  Ohio Central 4025
Description:  In early 2005, EJ&E leased 2 SD40-2s and a SD40T-2 from Ohio Central to pull all rail taconite trains. Here is SD40T-2 4025 on a eastbound train at West Bridge Junction.
Photo Date:  4/2/2005  Upload Date: 8/21/2007 10:45:13 PM
Location:  Crest Hill, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
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Locomotives:  OHCR 4025(SD40T-2)
Views:  726   Comments: 0
8828 heading for Romeoville
Title:  8828 heading for Romeoville
Description:  CNW AC4400CW 8828, since patched, leads a Romeoville bound coal train.
Photo Date:  4/5/2005  Upload Date: 11/12/2007 9:27:29 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
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Locomotives:  CNW 8828(AC44CW)
Views:  351   Comments: 0
CNW 8828
Title:  CNW 8828
Description:  Early 2005 brought a lot of interesting power to the EJ&E, and CNW AC4400CW 8828 was no exception!
Photo Date:  4/5/2005  Upload Date: 11/12/2007 9:26:48 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
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Locomotives:  CNW 8828(AC44CW)
Views:  380   Comments: 0
IAIS 708
Title:  IAIS 708
Description:  Iowa Interstate GP38-2 708 leads BICB at Houbolt Road. The days of trios of GP38-2s are pretty much gone, so are the days of BICB running in the day.
Photo Date:  4/5/2005  Upload Date: 1/6/2009 7:29:04 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
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Locomotives:  IAIS 708(GP38-2)
Views:  342   Comments: 1
Leased Ohio Central power
Title:  Leased Ohio Central power
Description:  Ohio Central SD40-2s 4023 and 4024, with SD40T-2 4025 between them, depart light for Eola where they would pick up a taconite train. These were leased to EJ&E during early 2005.
Photo Date:  4/9/2005  Upload Date: 8/21/2007 10:53:26 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
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Locomotives:  OHCR 4023(SD40-2) OHCR 4025(SD40T-2) OHCR 4024(SD40-2)
Views:  639   Comments: 0
Ohio Central 4024
Title:  Ohio Central 4024
Description:  Ohio Central SD40-2 4024 trails the three leased OHCR engines departing Joliet Yard.
Photo Date:  4/9/2005  Upload Date: 8/21/2007 10:54:42 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
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Locomotives:  OHCR 4024(SD40-2) OHCR 4025(SD40T-2)
Views:  422   Comments: 0
CN 5294 passes EJ&E 656
Title:  CN 5294 passes EJ&E 656
Description:  CN SD40-2W 5294 passes by EJ&E SD38-2 656 just east of West Bridge Junction. At West Bridge Junction the CN train would have to cross over at the switches and wait for a BNSF train. CN power, especially SD40-2Ws, are rare on this part of the EJ&E, most of these trains have EJ&E power put on them.
Photo Date:  4/14/2005  Upload Date: 8/21/2007 11:00:52 PM
Location:  Crest Hill, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CN 5294(SD40-2W) EJE 656(SD38-3)
Views:  488   Comments: 1
A sign of things to come?
Title:  A sign of things to come?
Description:  CN SD40-2W 5294, a UP AC4400CW, and WC SD40 6001 depart westbound, heading through Turner after waiting in the siding at West Bridge Junction for a BNSF train. 6001 has been scrapped ever since, and was the second WC to show up on the line. Sadly, the CN may be a sign of things to come...
Photo Date:  4/14/2005  Upload Date: 8/21/2007 10:59:35 PM
Location:  Crest Hill, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
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Locomotives:  CN 5294(SD40-2W)
Views:  325   Comments: 1
WC 6001
Title:  WC 6001
Description:  A very rare site on the EJ&E is third out on a westbound taconite train at Turner. WC SD40 6001 makes a appearance. It is too bad this engine has since been scrapped.
Photo Date:  4/14/2005  Upload Date: 8/21/2007 10:58:20 PM
Location:  Crest Hill, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
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Locomotives:  WC 6001(SD40)
Views:  513   Comments: 0
Classic consist
Title:  Classic consist
Description:  A classic consist of good looking bluebonnets consisting of B23-7 4234 and SF30B 4276, at this time the last of its kind of the BNSF roster, lead a eastbound manifest at Joliet Union Station.
Photo Date:  4/16/2005  Upload Date: 8/21/2007 11:20:40 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
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Locomotives:  BNSF 4234(B23-7) BNSF 4276(SF30B)
Views:  416   Comments: 1
SF30B
Title:  SF30B
Description:  Bluebonnet SF30B 4276, at this time the last of its kind on the BNSF roster, helps pull a eastbound manifest at Joliet Union Station.
Photo Date:  4/16/2005  Upload Date: 8/21/2007 11:21:38 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
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Locomotives:  BNSF 4276(SF30B)
Views:  350   Comments: 0
RLCX 8595
Title:  RLCX 8595
Description:  RLCX B39-8 8595 heads light through Joliet station.
Photo Date:  5/19/2005  Upload Date: 8/9/2007 9:45:43 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
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Locomotives:  RLCX 8595(B39-8E)
Views:  243   Comments: 3
BN SD40-2 7803
Title:  BN SD40-2 7803
Description:  Unpatched BN SD40-2 7803 heads eastbound through Joliet. 7803 still has C&S marking under the cab.
Photo Date:  5/19/2005  Upload Date: 8/9/2007 9:49:44 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BN 7803(SD40-2)
Views:  316   Comments: 1
BNSF 7868
Title:  BNSF 7868
Description:  It's always nice when a SD40-2 leads a Dash 9!
Photo Date:  5/24/2005  Upload Date: 1/7/2009 2:25:09 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7868(SD40-2)
Views:  186   Comments: 1
IAIS 703
Title:  IAIS 703
Description:  Iowa Interstate GP38-2 703 heads past Silver Cross Field, home of Joliet Jackhammers baseball.
Photo Date:  6/20/2005  Upload Date: 8/9/2007 9:42:33 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
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Locomotives:  IAIS 703(GP38-2)
Views:  246   Comments: 0
AMTK 198
Title:  AMTK 198
Description:  Amtrak P42 198 leads what was then known as the State House into Joliet.
Photo Date:  7/27/2005  Upload Date: 1/7/2009 2:31:35 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
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Locomotives:  AMTK 198(P42DC)
Views:  238   Comments: 0
GCFX 6032
Title:  GCFX 6032
Description:  GCFX (not patched to CN/WC) SD40-3 6032 sits on the EJ&E.
Photo Date:  9/23/2005  Upload Date: 11/13/2007 8:36:31 PM
Location:  Crest Hill, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  GCFX 6032(SD40-3)
Views:  203   Comments: 0
EJ&E 323
Title:  EJ&E 323
Description:  EJ&E SW1200 323 pulls out of Joliet Yard for head room.
Photo Date:  10/18/2005  Upload Date: 8/22/2007 12:33:53 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  EJE 323(SW1200)
Views:  227   Comments: 0
Amtrak 179
Title:  Amtrak 179
Description:  Amtrak P42 179 in serious need of some work leads the southbound Texas Eagle towards its stop at Joliet as it heads down the CN mainline.
Photo Date:  10/19/2005  Upload Date: 8/22/2007 12:31:56 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AMTK 179(P42DC)
Views:  626   Comments: 0
CHI102 departs Joliet
Title:  CHI102 departs Joliet
Description:  A good BNSF consist with bluebonnet GP39-2 2782, a BNSF H1 GP38-2, and a cascade green GP39E throttle up after clearing the diamonds at Joliet.
Photo Date:  10/19/2005  Upload Date: 8/22/2007 12:32:55 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
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Locomotives:  BNSF 2782(GP39-2)
Views:  194   Comments: 1
BNSF 6918
Title:  BNSF 6918
Description:  BNSF H1 SD40-2 69118 passes under the signal bridge at Joliet Station with a westbound CN interchange train. Good to see the SD40-2s in front of the Dash 9.
Photo Date:  10/22/2005  Upload Date: 8/22/2007 12:44:56 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 6918(SD40-2)
Views:  213   Comments: 1
Work goes on to replace the diamonds
Title:  Work goes on to replace the diamonds
Description:  Workers replace the BNSF main one diamond at Joliet Union Station. The signal to the right has since been moved to where the ATSF truck is sitting.
Photo Date:  10/23/2005  Upload Date: 8/9/2007 10:50:22 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  241   Comments: 0
Winter on The "J"
Title:  Winter on The "J"
Description:  One of my favorite times to railfan the EJ&E is in the winter. The only things not covered in the white snow are the two SD38-2s and their train.
Photo Date:  1/26/2006  Upload Date: 11/11/2007 7:42:08 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
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Locomotives:  EJE 671(SD38-2)
Views:  274   Comments: 2
EJ&E 671
Title:  EJ&E 671
Description:  Now pulling out of Joliet Yard foir head room, EJ&E SD38-2s 671 and 661 pass the snow covered landscape.
Photo Date:  1/26/2006  Upload Date: 11/11/2007 7:43:18 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
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Locomotives:  EJE 671(SD38-2) EJE 661(SD38-3)
Views:  384   Comments: 1
Nice consist
Title:  Nice consist
Description:  A sweet GP35-GP9B-GP38-2 consist in three different paing schemes passes through Joliet in a early Spring snow. The construction going on is the replacement of the 90+ year old bridge over Jefferson Street.
Photo Date:  3/16/2006  Upload Date: 11/16/2007 10:14:54 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
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Locomotives:  BNSF 2521(GP35u)
Views:  200   Comments: 0
EJ&E 650
Title:  EJ&E 650
Description:  EJ&E SD38 650 sits at Crest Hill.
Photo Date:  4/7/2006  Upload Date: 1/7/2009 7:20:54 PM
Location:  Crest Hill, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
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Locomotives:  EJE 650(SD38)
Views:  310   Comments: 1
Jefferson Street Bridge replacement
Title:  Jefferson Street Bridge replacement
Description:  Work goes on at Joliet Union Station to replace the 90+ year old bridge over Jefferson Street.
Photo Date:  4/12/2006  Upload Date: 11/17/2007 11:05:10 AM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  247   Comments: 0
BN 9541
Title:  BN 9541
Description:  Unpatched BN SD70MAC 9541 heads west through Joliet with westbound stacks.
Photo Date:  4/21/2006  Upload Date: 8/9/2007 9:44:14 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
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Locomotives:  BN 9541(SD70MAC)
Views:  220   Comments: 0
BN 1523
Title:  BN 1523
Description:  A excellent consist, BN OLS GP28M 1523, a BN GP15-1, and a bluebonnet B23-7 lead the local past the construction site in Joliet.
Photo Date:  4/21/2006  Upload Date: 11/17/2007 11:15:05 AM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
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Locomotives:  BNSF 1523(GP28M)
Views:  334   Comments: 1
E9s pass the construction
Title:  E9s pass the construction
Description:  UP's E9s pass by the construction going on as BNSF continues to replace the Jefferson Street bridge.
Photo Date:  4/23/2006  Upload Date: 11/17/2007 11:22:57 AM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
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Locomotives:  UP 949(E9A)
Views:  235   Comments: 0
UP E9s
Title:  UP E9s
Description:  UP's A-B-A set of E9s sit by UD tower at Joliet.
Photo Date:  4/23/2006  Upload Date: 11/17/2007 11:21:41 AM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 949(E9A)
Views:  273   Comments: 1
EJ&E 665
Title:  EJ&E 665
Description:  EJ&E SD38-2 665 highballs down the Western Subdivision.
Photo Date:  5/5/2006  Upload Date: 11/11/2007 12:21:22 PM
Location:  Crest Hill, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  EJE 665(SD38-2)
Views:  280   Comments: 0
IAIS 711
Title:  IAIS 711
Description:  Iowa Interstate GP38-2 711 approaches Joliet with CBBI.
Photo Date:  5/14/2006  Upload Date: 8/29/2007 9:55:10 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
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Locomotives:  IAIS 711(GP38-2)
Views:  298   Comments: 0
662 highballing
Title:  662 highballing
Description:  EJ&E SD38-2 662, one of 4 J-Ball painted engines left, leads a USX Westbound taconite train towards Eola, coming through Turner.
Photo Date:  5/18/2006  Upload Date: 8/24/2007 6:11:17 PM
Location:  Crest Hill, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  EJE 662(SD38-2)
Views:  319   Comments: 2
IAIS 719
Title:  IAIS 719
Description:  Iowa Interstate 719 leads BICB at Joliet Union Station.
Photo Date:  6/13/2006  Upload Date: 8/9/2007 9:35:06 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IAIS 719(GP38-2)
Views:  238   Comments: 2
IAIS 708
Title:  IAIS 708
Description:  Iowa Interstate GP38-2 708 leads train BICB through Joliet. Bridge 407, the old Rock Island lift bridge over the Des Plaines River can be seen in the background.
Photo Date:  8/12/2006  Upload Date: 8/21/2007 11:12:59 AM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IAIS 708(GP38-2)
Views:  237   Comments: 0
BN 2926
Title:  BN 2926
Description:  Patched BN GP39E 2926 heads west at Joliet Union Station with the local, L-CHI102 passing over the new Jefferson Street bridge.
Photo Date:  8/31/2006  Upload Date: 8/20/2007 10:00:16 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
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Locomotives:  BNSF 2926(GP39E)
Views:  233   Comments: 0
UP 2002
Title:  UP 2002
Description:  UP SD70M 2002, one of the Olympic engines, heads east departing the EJ&E Yard in Joliet.
Photo Date:  11/16/2006  Upload Date: 8/12/2007 1:21:15 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2002(SD70M)
Views:  228   Comments: 0
UP 2002
Title:  UP 2002
Description:  UP SD70M 2002, one of the Olympic engines, highballs down the EJ&E mainline just east of Turner Junction.
Photo Date:  11/16/2006  Upload Date: 9/23/2007 8:33:11 PM
Location:  Crest Hill, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2002(SD70M) UP 9339(C40-8)
Views:  222   Comments: 1
EJ&E 654
Title:  EJ&E 654
Description:  Giving chase of the combined JSW1/AXS1 to the bridge over the tracks, I missed the lead engine, but was able to get another shot of EJ&E 654 approaching Turner.
Photo Date:  11/16/2006  Upload Date: 9/23/2007 8:36:10 PM
Location:  Crest Hill, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  EJE 654(SD38)
Views:  486   Comments: 0
EJ&E 654
Title:  EJ&E 654
Description:  EJ&E SD38 654 is at the other end of the combined JSW1/AXS1 at West Bridge Junction. A J-Ball painted engine on each end of the train, very rare!
Photo Date:  11/16/2006  Upload Date: 9/23/2007 8:35:07 PM
Location:  Crest Hill, IL
Author:  Robby Gragg
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  174   Comments: 0


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