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By:Mike Rapchak Jr.
Dates:10/24/2004 - 12/31/2006
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BNSF C44-9W 4552
Title:  BNSF C44-9W 4552
Description:  Southbound on the CSX/IHB mainline at Blue Island Junction.
Photo Date:  10/24/2004  Upload Date: 12/5/2004 9:14:05 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Mike Rapchak Jr.
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Locomotives:  BNSF 4552(C44-9W)
Views:  348   Comments: 2
CN Freight
Title:  CN Freight
Description:  Holdong southbound on the IAIS mainline at Blue Island Junction.
Photo Date:  11/7/2004  Upload Date: 12/11/2004 7:27:55 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Mike Rapchak Jr.
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Locomotives:  CN 2617(C44-9W)
Views:  347   Comments: 0
CN C44-9W 2617
Title:  CN C44-9W 2617
Description:  Leading a southbound manifest on the IAIS mainline at Blue Island Junction.
Photo Date:  11/7/2004  Upload Date: 12/11/2004 7:33:50 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Mike Rapchak Jr.
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Locomotives:  CN 2617(C44-9W)
Views:  548   Comments: 4
CSX Freight
Title:  CSX Freight
Description:  Northbound on the CSX/IHB mainline at Blue Island Junction. The junction's interlocking tower can be seen behind lead unit #7804.
Photo Date:  11/7/2004  Upload Date: 12/11/2004 7:54:25 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Mike Rapchak Jr.
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Locomotives: 
Views:  211   Comments: 0
CSX
Title:  CSX
Description:  Northbound on the CSX/IHB mainline at Blue Island Junction. CW40-8 #7804 is visible through the CN-mainline bridge.
Photo Date:  11/7/2004  Upload Date: 12/11/2004 7:59:39 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Mike Rapchak Jr.
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Locomotives:  CSX 7804(C40-8W)
Views:  403   Comments: 0
CSX SD70AC 4765
Title:  CSX SD70AC 4765
Description:  Leading a southbound stack train on the CSX/IHJB mainline at Blue Island Junction.
Photo Date:  11/14/2004  Upload Date: 12/18/2004 5:19:48 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Mike Rapchak Jr.
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Locomotives:  CSX 4765(SD70MAC)
Views:  300   Comments: 0
CSX SD40-3 8424
Title:  CSX SD40-3 8424
Description:  Leading a southbound manifest on the CSX/IHB mainline at Blue Island Jnction.
Photo Date:  11/14/2004  Upload Date: 12/18/2004 4:28:43 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Mike Rapchak Jr.
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Locomotives:  CSX 8424(SD40-2)
Views:  293   Comments: 0
CSX Southbound under the METRA Mainline
Title:  CSX Southbound under the METRA Mainline
Description:  CSX #4765's southbound stack train ducks under the METRA overpass on its way to Barr Yard - at Blue Island Junction.
Photo Date:  11/14/2004  Upload Date: 12/19/2004 4:54:12 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Mike Rapchak Jr.
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Locomotives:  CSX 4765(SD70MAC)
Views:  305   Comments: 0
Iowa Interstate 626 & 714
Title:  Iowa Interstate 626 & 714
Description:  IAIS GP38AC #626 & GP38-2 #714 holding northbound on a branch of their mainline (CSX-owned Track #9) at Blue Island Junction.
Photo Date:  11/14/2004  Upload Date: 12/19/2004 5:00:01 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Mike Rapchak Jr.
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Locomotives:  IAIS 626(GP38AC)
Views:  623   Comments: 2
METRA MP36PH 408
Title:  METRA MP36PH 408
Description:  Westbound on the elevated METRA mainline at Blue Island Junction.
Photo Date:  11/14/2004  Upload Date: 12/18/2004 4:13:23 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Mike Rapchak Jr.
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Locomotives:  METX 408(MP36PH-3S)
Views:  427   Comments: 0
CSX SD40-2 8117
Title:  CSX SD40-2 8117
Description:  Southbound across the Cal Sag Channel on the IHB/CSX mainline at Blue Island Junction.
Photo Date:  3/6/2005  Upload Date: 4/9/2005 3:46:45 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Mike Rapchak Jr.
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Locomotives:  CSX 8117(SD40-2)
Views:  321   Comments: 0
CSX 8117
Title:  CSX 8117
Description:  A closer look at #8117.
Photo Date:  3/6/2005  Upload Date: 10/28/2008 5:17:11 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Mike Rapchak Jr.
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Locomotives:  CSX 8117(SD40-2)
Views:  286   Comments: 0
Ex-FEC 4-6-2 Pacific #148
Title:  Ex-FEC 4-6-2 Pacific #148
Description:  Northbound through Blue Island Junction on her way to Creede, CO for final restoration and possible tourist-line duty (this photo was featured in the "Preservation" column of the July 2005 issue of "TRAINS" Magazine).
Photo Date:  3/6/2005  Upload Date: 7/18/2006 5:17:51 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Mike Rapchak Jr.
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Locomotives:  FEC 148(4-6-2)
Views:  3022   Comments: 6
NS CW40-9 9359
Title:  NS CW40-9 9359
Description:  Southbound across the Cal Sag Channel on the IHB/CSX mainline at Blue Island Junction.
Photo Date:  3/6/2005  Upload Date: 4/9/2005 3:54:42 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Mike Rapchak Jr.
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Locomotives:  NS 9359(C40-9W)
Views:  466   Comments: 0
IAIS GP38-2 #708
Title:  IAIS GP38-2 #708
Description:  On a branch line (CSX Track #9) with sisters 714 & 715 at Blue Island Junction.
Photo Date:  4/17/2005  Upload Date: 6/11/2005 4:09:42 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Mike Rapchak Jr.
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Locomotives:  IAIS 708(GP38-2)
Views:  397   Comments: 2
IAIS GP38-2 #714
Title:  IAIS GP38-2 #714
Description:  Crossing Broadway St. on a branch line (CSX Track #9) with sisters 708 & 715 at Blue Island Junction.
Photo Date:  4/17/2005  Upload Date: 6/11/2005 4:14:15 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Mike Rapchak Jr.
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Locomotives:  IAIS 714(GP38-2)
Views:  338   Comments: 5
IAIS GP38-2 #715
Title:  IAIS GP38-2 #715
Description:  On a branch line (CSX Track #9) with sisters 708 & 714 at Blue Island Junction.
Photo Date:  4/17/2005  Upload Date: 6/11/2005 4:18:12 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Mike Rapchak Jr.
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IAIS 715(GP38-2)
Views:  395   Comments: 2
BNSF CW41-8 937
Title:  BNSF CW41-8 937
Description:  Weatherbeaten Warbonnet northbound on the IHB/CSX mainline at Blue Island Junction.
Photo Date:  5/1/2005  Upload Date: 6/15/2005 7:31:50 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Mike Rapchak Jr.
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Locomotives:  BNSF 937(C41-8W)
Views:  345   Comments: 0
CSX CW60ACs 609 & 676
Title:  CSX CW60ACs 609 & 676
Description:  Hauling a northbound stack train under the Metra overpass on their ex-B&O mainline at Blue Island Junction.
Photo Date:  5/1/2005  Upload Date: 6/15/2005 7:17:19 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Mike Rapchak Jr.
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Locomotives:  CSX 609(AC60CW) CSX 676(AC60CW)
Views:  430   Comments: 0
CSX CW60ACs 676 & 609
Title:  CSX CW60ACs 676 & 609
Description:  Crossing the Calumet Sag Channel northbound at Blue Island Junction.
Photo Date:  5/1/2005  Upload Date: 6/15/2005 7:25:06 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Mike Rapchak Jr.
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 676(AC60CW) CSX 609(AC60CW)
Views:  467   Comments: 0
CSX CW44AC #335
Title:  CSX CW44AC #335
Description:  Southbound across the Calumet Saginaw Channel bridge at Blue Island Junction.
Photo Date:  7/8/2005  Upload Date: 8/26/2005 7:25:59 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Mike Rapchak Jr.
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Locomotives:  CSX 335(AC44CW)
Views:  285   Comments: 0
CSX CW44AC 5122
Title:  CSX CW44AC 5122
Description:  Leading a southbound double-stack train on her ex-B&O mainline.
Photo Date:  8/6/2005  Upload Date: 11/1/2005 9:40:21 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Mike Rapchak Jr.
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Locomotives:  CSX 5122(AC44CW)
Views:  333   Comments: 0
IAIS 4 Pack
Title:  IAIS 4 Pack
Description:  Leading a northbound manifest at Blue Island Junction.
Photo Date:  8/6/2005  Upload Date: 11/1/2005 9:46:58 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Mike Rapchak Jr.
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Locomotives:  IAIS 718(GP38-2) IAIS 721(GP38-2)
Views:  391   Comments: 2
CN SD75I 5797
Title:  CN SD75I 5797
Description:  #5797 leads a mixed freight south across the CN/IAIS mainline's Calumet Saginaw Channel bridge at Blue Island Junction.
Photo Date:  4/15/2006  Upload Date: 7/10/2006 1:06:08 AM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Mike Rapchak Jr.
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Locomotives:  CN 5797(SD75I)
Views:  232   Comments: 0
Metra MP36PH-3S 412
Title:  Metra MP36PH-3S 412
Description:  As CN #5797's freight continues south Metra #412 does a flyover westbound on her elevated ex-RI mainline.
Photo Date:  4/15/2006  Upload Date: 7/10/2006 1:16:36 AM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Mike Rapchak Jr.
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Locomotives:  METX 412(MP36PH-3S)
Views:  321   Comments: 0
CN 2543 & 5647
Title:  CN 2543 & 5647
Description:  Leading a mixed freight south on the CN mainline at Blue Island Junction.
Photo Date:  4/23/2006  Upload Date: 7/27/2006 5:41:51 PM
Location:  Blue Island, IL
Author:  Mike Rapchak Jr.
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 2543(C44-9W) CN 5647(SD75I)
Views:  341   Comments: 0


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