July 22, 2014
Metra Western Ave shops by Mark LLanuza on Flickr.

Metra Western Ave shops by Mark LLanuza on Flickr.

July 22, 2014
theprairiestate:

Nygrens Wetlands, Rockton, Illinois, USA (by photomama777)

theprairiestate:

Nygrens Wetlands, Rockton, Illinois, USA (by photomama777)

July 22, 2014
poboh:

Boys on the Road, 1936, Hansel Mieth. (1909 - 1998)

poboh:

Boys on the Road, 1936, Hansel Mieth. (1909 - 1998)

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July 21, 2014
qstation:

Andy gives us a wave as he rushed out of Tunnel 24 at Nemo. by Wade White on Flickr.Andy gives us a wave as he rushed out of Tunnel 24 at Nemo.

qstation:

Andy gives us a wave as he rushed out of Tunnel 24 at Nemo. by Wade White on Flickr.

Andy gives us a wave as he rushed out of Tunnel 24 at Nemo.

July 21, 2014
Counting Down the Days…

I may be an uncle (for the first time!) on Wednesday.  Or not.  Or sooner.  All depends on what my sister, her doctor, and my soon-to-be born niece decide…

At any rate, I’m really looking forward to meeting my niece, baby Lorelei, for the first time!!

July 10, 2014
My fourth heritage unit!
Norfolk Southern 8025, the “Monongahela” heritage unit, is seen tied down at Oregon, IL on the afternoon of July 9, 2014.  Also in the consist were NS 1029 and BNSF 777.  The train of loaded tank cars was headed east towards Chicago and home rails, but for some reason was parked at Oregon on BNSF’s Chicago-Twin Cities main.

My fourth heritage unit!

Norfolk Southern 8025, the “Monongahela” heritage unit, is seen tied down at Oregon, IL on the afternoon of July 9, 2014.  Also in the consist were NS 1029 and BNSF 777.  The train of loaded tank cars was headed east towards Chicago and home rails, but for some reason was parked at Oregon on BNSF’s Chicago-Twin Cities main.

July 10, 2014
marmarinou:

Vintage Advertisement by Jasperdo on Flickr.Vintage Advertisement

marmarinou:

Vintage Advertisement by Jasperdo on Flickr.

Vintage Advertisement

July 9, 2014

The best part of getting Dish Network (and dropping Comcast), besides the lower monthly bill, is that I now get HBO for free for three months…and I can finally watch Looking (on demand)!

Finally I’m starting to get caught up with the rest of the gay world…

July 2, 2014

Departures at Galesburg

Amtrak’s westbound California Zephyr (top) and Southwest Chief (bottom) depart Galesburg, IL for Emeryville and Los Angeles, CA, respectively.  The trains are clearing “A Plant”, at the north end of the massive Galesburg terminal, and are headed out on the passenger main.  June 28, 2014.

Clearly, Amtrak’s prohibition against fans taking photos of trains at their stations was being ignored during Galesburg Railroad Days…

July 2, 2014
theprairiestate:

DeKalb and the Lincoln Highway - DeKalb IL (by Meridith112)

theprairiestate:

DeKalb and the Lincoln Highway - DeKalb IL (by Meridith112)

July 2, 2014
qstation:

BNSF 8129 by BNSF650 on Flickr.
Built in February 1990 as BN #9229. EMD SD60M.

Interesting repaint…haven’t seen one of these before in this scheme!

qstation:

BNSF 8129 by BNSF650 on Flickr.

Built in February 1990 as BN #9229. EMD SD60M.

Interesting repaint…haven’t seen one of these before in this scheme!

(via worldwiderails)

July 2, 2014
thekimonogallery:

Japanese room, Washitsu 和室

thekimonogallery:

Japanese room, Washitsu 和室

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July 2, 2014
qstation:

BNSF at Avon IL by Mark LLanuza on Flickr.BNSF #6336 at Avon IL pulling a coal train

qstation:

BNSF at Avon IL by Mark LLanuza on Flickr.

BNSF #6336 at Avon IL pulling a coal train

July 2, 2014

marmarinou:

Top: Chesapeake and Ohio locomotive 1505, an GP15T model, at Riverdale, Illinois. October 16, 1982. Photo by Bill Johnson on Flickr at https://flic.kr/p/oacdSn

The Chessie System logo on the front of the locomotive was derived from the Chesapeake and Ohio advertising-theme mascot “Chessie”, which was used to emphasize the comfort of sleeping on C&O passenger trains, as seen in the bottom two images, one from the 1930s and one from the 1940s (in which Chessie was enlisted into wartime service).

June 27, 2014

Me a year ago: Happy Pride!

Me this year: Who gives a f*%# about Pride?

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