Trips

As a railfan living a peninsula, there tends to be a rather boring anassortment (the opposite of assortment) of trains here, so why not go down to some of the busiest places in the US to watch trains, Chicago-land!

Wellsboro, Indiana

October 26, 2007

The first junction I went to for GRRails. Rather middle-of-nowhere, but when two busy mainlines cross, location doesn't really matter.

La Grange, Illinois

October 12, 2008

This was on my dream list of junctions because of the fact it is a bi-level junction, so a train on one line doesn't interfere with trains on the other, meaning a very large amount of traffic can pass in a short time.

Dolton, Illinois

April 8, 2009

This is the first time I bothered to take photos of the locomotives (at La Grange and Wellsboro I was uncertain of my photographical ability). This junction also set the record for locomotives seen: 36, not counting trains that ran through the junction more than once.

Owosso, Michigan

July 23, 2009

Y'know what I said about penninsulas and railroading? Sometimes there are exceptions to that rule. Big exceptions. Take TrainFest 2009 for example...

Brighton Park, Illinois

July 14, 2010

A rather historical and modern (simultaneously) junction location close to downtown Chicago. CSX and NS on CN and Amtrak lead to plenty of action, including many trains from other railroads (read: Union Pacific takes over every time I go anywhere...).