This is the same train as in the previous photo. It slowed to a stop east of the road crossing in Meriden due to traffic congestion ahead in and around Mendota. At this point, there was a grain train at the big elevator just east of Mendota (and whose power was sitting on number 2 main); another empty coal train ahead on this (number 1 main) track in Mendota; and another westbound freight west of town. To top it off, there was signal trouble gumming up the works -- that's why there was gridlock. This photo was taken with a long lens across a field from the shoulder of US 34.
Time and Date: 11:50 AM, Sunday, April 4, 2004
Meriden, LaSalle, Illinois
Approximate Latitude: 41° 34′ 14″ N   (41.57083° )
Approximate Longitude: 89° 1′ 51″ W   (-89.03101° )
 
Railroad: BNSF Rwy Co. [BNSF]
Subdivision: Mendota Approximate Milepost: 77.9
 
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel
Shutter: 1/400 sec Aperture: F7.1
ISO: 200 Focal Length: 300.0 mm
White Balance: Auto Lens Range: 100-300mm
Exposure Mode: Program Focus Mode: AI Focus
2004 album

previous photo

next photo

random 2003-2004 picture
Photo Albums by Topic
UP in Milwaukee area UP Adams Sub UP Shoreline Sub
CN north of FDL CN south of FDL CN Saukville/WB
CP in Wisconsin Wisconsin & Southern Passenger
BNSF in Illinois UP in Illinois Elsewhere
Overview Maps
UP in Milwaukee area UP Adams Sub UP Shoreline Sub
CN north of FDL CN south of FDL CN Saukville/WB
CP in Wisconsin Wisconsin & Southern Passenger
BNSF in Illinois UP in Illinois Elsewhere
Photo Albums by Date
1999 photos 2000 photos 2001 photos 2002 photos
2003 photos 2004 photos 2005 photos 2006 photos
2007 photos 2008 photos 2009 photos 2010 photos
2011 photos 2012 photos 2013 photos 2014 photos
2015 photos 2016 photos 2017 photos