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Ken Ford's Collection
 
7/21/2017
 
 
 
 
 
By:Ken Ford
Dates:1/1/2004 - 12/31/2009
Album Info:Images from BNSF's Aurora, Chicago, Chillicothe and Mendota Subs, UP's Geneva Sub, and other Illinois railroads.
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BNSF 8936 East
Title:  BNSF 8936 East
Description:  BNSF SD70MAC 8936 races eastbound coal out of a spring thunderstorm at Sugar Grove, IL.
Photo Date:  5/30/2004  Upload Date: 6/9/2006 12:42:23 PM
Location:  Sugar Grove, IL
Author:  Ken Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 8936(SD70MAC)
Views:  285   Comments: 1
BNSF 4995 West
Title:  BNSF 4995 West
Description:  BNSF GE C44-9W leads a westbound out of the mist at Chana, IL.
Photo Date:  1/30/2005  Upload Date: 6/9/2006 12:32:27 PM
Location:  Chana, IL
Author:  Ken Ford
Categories:  Winter,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 4995(C44-9W)
Views:  291   Comments: 0
BNSF 7159 East
Title:  BNSF 7159 East
Description:  BNSF ex-BN SD40-2 7159 and ex-ATSF SD40-2 6760 team up to lead an eastbound past the world-famous (?) Ho-Ka Turkey Farm near Waterman, IL.
Photo Date:  1/30/2005  Upload Date: 6/9/2006 12:35:02 PM
Location:  Waterman, IL
Author:  Ken Ford
Categories:  Winter,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7159(SD40-2) BNSF 6760(SD40-2)
Views:  277   Comments: 1
BNSF 7876 East
Title:  BNSF 7876 East
Description:  Patched BNSF SD40-2 7876 and repainted mate BNSF 6756 lead an eastbound stack train around the depot curve in Steward, IL.
Photo Date:  1/30/2005  Upload Date: 6/9/2006 12:37:55 PM
Location:  Steward, IL
Author:  Ken Ford
Categories:  Winter,Station,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7876(SD40-2) BNSF 6756(SD40-2)
Views:  256   Comments: 1
EJ&E 660 West
Title:  EJ&E 660 West
Description:  EJ&E SD38-2 660 climbs out of the Des Plaines River valley with a short freight just outside Joliet, IL.
Photo Date:  12/3/2005  Upload Date: 6/13/2006 5:34:03 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Ken Ford
Categories:  Winter,Action
Locomotives:  EJE 675(SD38-2) EJE 660(SD38-3)
Views:  457   Comments: 1
IC Sunset
Title:  IC Sunset
Description:  Sunset at Gilman, IL.
Photo Date:  1/7/2006  Upload Date: 6/13/2006 5:13:37 PM
Location:  Gilman, IL
Author:  Ken Ford
Categories:  Night,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  124   Comments: 0
GTW 5858 South
Title:  GTW 5858 South
Description:  We're not entirely sure the first unit was working - the train was certainly light enough for a single Geep. Perhaps the crew was enjoying the relative quiet of an isolated unit! Here he is near Melvin, IL.
Photo Date:  1/7/2006  Upload Date: 6/13/2006 5:28:57 PM
Location:  Melvin, IL
Author:  Ken Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  GTW 5858(GP38-2) GTW 5852(GP38-2)
Views:  344   Comments: 2
BX Sunset
Title:  BX Sunset
Description:  Evening falls at BX, the crossing of the BNSF (ex-BN, ex-CB&Q) C&I line and the UP (ex-C&NW) Troy Grove branch west of Waterman, IL.
Photo Date:  1/15/2006  Upload Date: 6/9/2006 12:25:42 PM
Location:  Waterman, IL
Author:  Ken Ford
Categories:  Scenic,Night,Signal
Locomotives: 
Views:  234   Comments: 2
BNSF 7773 West
Title:  BNSF 7773 West
Description:  "Swoosh" BNSF ES44DC 7773 and a trailing NS EMD cross over at East Naperville, IL.
Photo Date:  1/19/2006  Upload Date: 6/13/2006 5:11:25 PM
Location:  Naperville, IL
Author:  Ken Ford
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7773(ES44DC)
Views:  213   Comments: 0
BNSF 7606 West
Title:  BNSF 7606 West
Description:  ES44DC 7606 leads a westbound through the sleet at Yackley Avenue in Lisle, IL.
Photo Date:  1/31/2006  Upload Date: 6/13/2006 5:31:20 PM
Location:  Lisle, IL
Author:  Ken Ford
Categories:  Winter,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7606(ES44DC)
Views:  381   Comments: 0
Metra Train 1231
Title:  Metra Train 1231
Description:  With sleet flying, F40PHM-2 205 leads today's edition of Metra Train 1231 past eastbound Powder River coal at Yackley Avenue, Lisle, IL.
Photo Date:  1/31/2006  Upload Date: 6/13/2006 5:54:34 PM
Location:  Lisle, IL
Author:  Ken Ford
Categories:  Winter,Signal,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  METX 205(F40PHM-2)
Views:  274   Comments: 0
BNSF 2644 West
Title:  BNSF 2644 West
Description:  BNSF GP35u 2644 storms into the setting sun at Verona, IL.
Photo Date:  3/25/2006  Upload Date: 6/13/2006 5:36:28 PM
Location:  Verona, IL
Author:  Ken Ford
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 2644(GP35u)
Views:  233   Comments: 0
Green Board
Title:  Green Board
Description:  Three older EMDs lead a stack train into Mazon, IL.
Photo Date:  3/25/2006  Upload Date: 6/13/2006 5:38:50 PM
Location:  Mazon, IL
Author:  Ken Ford
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  158   Comments: 0
UP 3067 West
Title:  UP 3067 West
Description:  Ex-CNW SD40-2 3067 and two mates lead a westbound manifest up the hill at Creston, IL.
Photo Date:  3/26/2006  Upload Date: 6/13/2006 5:41:55 PM
Location:  Creston, IL
Author:  Ken Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 3067(SD40-2)
Views:  133   Comments: 1
BNSF 6779 East
Title:  BNSF 6779 East
Description:  An eastbound stack train led by SD40-2 6779 and a NS GE looms out of the dusk approaching the west switch of Aurora (IL) Siding.
Photo Date:  4/18/2006  Upload Date: 6/9/2006 12:44:59 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Ken Ford
Categories:  Night,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 6779(SD40-2)
Views:  1742   Comments: 13
BNSF 7670 East
Title:  BNSF 7670 East
Description:  A single ES44DC slogs autoracks into Aurora, IL as the sun sets on a beautiful Spring day.
Photo Date:  4/20/2006  Upload Date: 6/9/2006 12:40:11 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Ken Ford
Categories:  Night,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7670(ES44DC)
Views:  177   Comments: 0
Metra Train 45
Title:  Metra Train 45
Description:  Metra F40PH-2 157 scoots into Winfield (IL) with a trainload of Friday commuters.
Photo Date:  4/21/2006  Upload Date: 6/13/2006 5:44:57 PM
Location:  Winfield, IL
Author:  Ken Ford
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  METX 157(F40PH)
Views:  295   Comments: 0
BNSF 5359 East
Title:  BNSF 5359 East
Description:  C44-9W 5359 roars through West Naperville (IL) plant with pigs in tow on a drizzly Spring day.
Photo Date:  5/1/2006  Upload Date: 6/13/2006 5:52:01 PM
Location:  Naperville, IL
Author:  Ken Ford
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5359(C44-9W)
Views:  126   Comments: 0
Metra Train 503
Title:  Metra Train 503
Description:  METX F40PH-2 178 Village of Prospect Heights approaches Geneva with train 503.
Photo Date:  5/13/2006  Upload Date: 6/13/2006 5:56:49 PM
Location:  Geneva, IL
Author:  Ken Ford
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  METX 178(F40PH-2)
Views:  230   Comments: 1
UP 4132 West
Title:  UP 4132 West
Description:  UP SD70M 4132 and CSX SD50 8600 lead westbound racks across the Fox River in Geneva, IL.
Photo Date:  5/13/2006  Upload Date: 6/13/2006 5:49:00 PM
Location:  Geneva, IL
Author:  Ken Ford
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  UP 4132(SD70M) CSX 8600(SD50)
Views:  150   Comments: 0
UP 9033 West
Title:  UP 9033 West
Description:  Ex-CNW C40-8 9033 starts the downgrade run to the Fox River crossing in Geneva, IL.
Photo Date:  5/13/2006  Upload Date: 6/13/2006 5:46:54 PM
Location:  Geneva, IL
Author:  Ken Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 9033(C40-8)
Views:  109   Comments: 0
AMTK 181
Title:  AMTK 181
Description:  AMTK P42 181 speeds the westbound Southwest Chief into the setting sun at Meriden, IL.
Photo Date:  10/29/2006  Upload Date: 11/1/2006 11:25:31 PM
Location:  Meriden, IL
Author:  Ken Ford
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AMTK 181(P42DC)
Views:  231   Comments: 0
AMTK 3
Title:  AMTK 3
Description:  AMTK P42 3 accelerates the California Zephyr through Meriden, IL as the Southwest Chief fades into the background.
Photo Date:  11/29/2006  Upload Date: 11/1/2006 11:28:32 PM
Location:  Meriden, IL
Author:  Ken Ford
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AMTK 3(P42DC)
Views:  325   Comments: 1
BNSF 1533 East
Title:  BNSF 1533 East
Description:  Sliding through the ice fog, BNSF GP28M 1533 leads the Cat Job back to Eola.
Photo Date:  12/31/2007  Upload Date: 12/31/2007 4:54:54 PM
Location:  Montgomery, IL
Author:  Ken Ford
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 1533(GP28M)
Views:  206   Comments: 0
Metra 188 on Train 1227
Title:  Metra 188 on Train 1227
Description:  F40PHM-2 188 swings into Aurora Transportation Center with train 1227.
Photo Date:  12/31/2007  Upload Date: 12/31/2007 4:54:33 PM
Location:  Aurora, IL
Author:  Ken Ford
Categories: 
Locomotives:  METX 188(F40PHM-2)
Views:  224   Comments: 0
BNSF 1482 East
Title:  BNSF 1482 East
Description:  Ex-Frisco GP15-1 1482 leads the local back to Eola Yard.
Photo Date:  3/1/2008  Upload Date: 3/1/2008 5:05:53 PM
Location:  Sugar Grove, IL
Author:  Ken Ford
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 1482(GP15-1)
Views:  316   Comments: 0
UP 3047 East
Title:  UP 3047 East
Description:  Ex-C&NW SD40-2 3047 leans through a curve.
Photo Date:  3/1/2008  Upload Date: 3/1/2008 5:07:00 PM
Location:  West Chicago, IL
Author:  Ken Ford
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 3047(SD40-2)
Views:  201   Comments: 1
UP 9087
Title:  UP 9087
Description:  Patched ex-C&NW Dash 8 9087 negotiates a crossover with an eastbound.
Photo Date:  3/1/2008  Upload Date: 3/1/2008 5:06:41 PM
Location:  Elburn, IL
Author:  Ken Ford
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 9087(C41-8)
Views:  320   Comments: 3
UP 4532 West
Title:  UP 4532 West
Description:  SD70M 4532 hustles well cars west through the midday haze at Winfield, IL.
Photo Date:  6/22/2007  Upload Date: 6/28/2007 8:55:53 AM
Location:  Winfield, IL
Author:  Ken Ford
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  UP 4532(SD70M)
Views:  149   Comments: 0
Amtrak Train 383 West
Title:  Amtrak Train 383 West
Description:  A dirty P42DC 69 leads the westbound Illinois Zephyr near Bristol, IL.
Photo Date:  6/22/2007  Upload Date: 6/28/2007 8:52:13 AM
Location:  Bristol, IL
Author:  Ken Ford
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AMTK 69(P42DC)
Views:  234   Comments: 0
UP 3033 West
Title:  UP 3033 West
Description:  Ex-CNW SD40-2 3033 glides west with a long string of empty well cars.
Photo Date:  3/11/2008  Upload Date: 3/22/2008 7:12:51 PM
Location:  Winfield, IL
Author:  Ken Ford
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 3033(SD40-2)
Views:  170   Comments: 1
Metra 161 on Train 33
Title:  Metra 161 on Train 33
Description:  F40PH-2 161 slows for a station stop.
Photo Date:  3/11/2008  Upload Date: 3/22/2008 7:13:39 PM
Location:  Winfield, IL
Author:  Ken Ford
Categories: 
Locomotives:  METX 161(F40PH)
Views:  208   Comments: 0
Metra Train 33
Title:  Metra Train 33
Description:  Train 33's crew works the platform.
Photo Date:  3/11/2008  Upload Date: 3/22/2008 7:14:07 PM
Location:  Winfield, IL
Author:  Ken Ford
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  117   Comments: 0
UP 7668 West
Title:  UP 7668 West
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/11/2008  Upload Date: 3/22/2008 7:14:35 PM
Location:  Winfield, IL
Author:  Ken Ford
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 7668(AC45CCTE)
Views:  190   Comments: 0
Metra Train 50
Title:  Metra Train 50
Description:  An early afternoon inbound brakes to a gentle stop at Winfield, IL as a westbound manifest grinds past.
Photo Date:  3/11/2008  Upload Date: 3/22/2008 7:14:57 PM
Location:  Winfield, IL
Author:  Ken Ford
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  140   Comments: 0
Metra 199 on Train 1269
Title:  Metra 199 on Train 1269
Description:  F40PHM-2 rushes commuters west into the setting sun.
Photo Date:  3/11/2008  Upload Date: 3/22/2008 3:37:20 PM
Location:  Naperville, IL
Author:  Ken Ford
Categories: 
Locomotives:  METX 199(F40PHM-2)
Views:  177   Comments: 1
Metra 401 on Train 1271
Title:  Metra 401 on Train 1271
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/11/2008  Upload Date: 3/22/2008 3:37:40 PM
Location:  Naperville, IL
Author:  Ken Ford
Categories: 
Locomotives:  METX 401(MP36PH-3S)
Views:  247   Comments: 0
Metra 402 on Train 1279
Title:  Metra 402 on Train 1279
Description:  MP36PH-3S 402 is on a skip-stop train - next stop Aurora. This unit is named "State of Illinois".
Photo Date:  3/11/2008  Upload Date: 3/22/2008 3:38:06 PM
Location:  Naperville, IL
Author:  Ken Ford
Categories: 
Locomotives:  METX 402(MP36PH-3S)
Views:  227   Comments: 0
Metra Train 1292
Title:  Metra Train 1292
Description:  Like a salmon swimming upstream, Metra train 1292 heads east against the waves of westbound traffic.
Photo Date:  3/11/2008  Upload Date: 3/22/2008 3:38:23 PM
Location:  Naperville, IL
Author:  Ken Ford
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  153   Comments: 0
Amtrak 34 on Train 383 Meets Metra Train 1292
Title:  Amtrak 34 on Train 383 Meets Metra Train 1292
Description:  Amtrak's Illinois Zephyr meets Metra train 1292 as the light fades away.
Photo Date:  3/11/2008  Upload Date: 3/22/2008 3:38:38 PM
Location:  Naperville, IL
Author:  Ken Ford
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AMTK 34(P42DC)
Views:  175   Comments: 0
METX 132 on Train 57
Title:  METX 132 on Train 57
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/14/2008  Upload Date: 3/23/2008 6:10:09 PM
Location:  Elmhurst, IL
Author:  Ken Ford
Categories: 
Locomotives:  METX 132(F40PH)
Views:  201   Comments: 0
UP 8557 East
Title:  UP 8557 East
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/14/2008  Upload Date: 3/23/2008 9:22:45 PM
Location:  Elmhurst, IL
Author:  Ken Ford
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 8557(SD70ACe)
Views:  222   Comments: 3


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