6:53pm CDT Dave: "At Joliet, we saw a BNSF MOW force on track 1, jsut south of the diamond. Once that cleared up we saw a northbound van train led by a pumpkin and an extremely dirty UP unit. A little after that, a northbound empty spine train came by led by a single BNSF warbonnet. We also caught the 5:20 Metra Rock Island Line departure... then we left Joliet and headed for Iowa on I-80."
"Now we're in Davenport, Iowa, and as we crossed the Missippi River into Iowa, we saw the tail end of a freight train. So we got off the highway, and drove west along Rockingham until we caught up with the head-end. This train was headed by two CP units (ex-CP?), a couple of Iowa, Chicago & Eastern units, and a couple of Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern units. This mixed freight, we couldn't tell just how long this train was."
"Now we're driving east along the waterfront, hoping a train will come across the Missippi River bridge soon... WAIT, there's a train right here, pull over Chris."
At this point, Dave put down his phone, and all I heard were the sounds of a passing freight.
"Hey Otto! Okay, so a BNSF train just came by on the same piece of track led by a ex-BN unit still in full BN paint, and the second unit was freshly painted in BNSF the swoosh scheme, number 2000, the class unit!"
More updates on the way. Stay tuned. I told you this would get exciting.
Last edited by Otto Vondrak on Fri Jul 07, 2006 9:55 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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