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Eastbound Warbonnets coming into Joliet
This is a typical intermodal train coming into Joliet about to cross the diamonds at the Joliet Union Depot.
Westbound Intermodal train streaking across the Illinois plains
This intermodal train is shooting through Verona, Illinois headed west to Los Angeles.
Covered hoppers waiting to be picked up for delivery to the mills in Chicago
Covered hoppers sit on a siding in Verona, Illinois wait for a local train to pick them up for delivery to the grain mills in Chicago.
Dispatcher control JMRI Panels for the Eastern Illinois Santa Fe
These 2 JMRI Panel Pro Panels are used to monitor trains across the layout and control turnouts on the mainline. The Dispatcher communicates with train operators via two-way radios.
Tom Cain's Eastern Illinois Santa Fe
This is an HO layout that has been designed from the prototype to represent a section of the pre merger Santa Fe Railroad from Joliet, Illinois to Streator Illinois. Trains runing on the layout are a combination of Intermodal through trains, manifest trains, AMTRAK and local trains that switch cars in and out of local industries.