Andy gives us a wave as he rushed out of Tunnel 24 at Nemo.
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!!
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.
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…
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…
Built in February 1990 as BN #9229. EMD SD60M.
Interesting repaint…haven’t seen one of these before in this scheme!
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).