|201507,08 3772, IR's engine terminal in Ottawa, IL|
Below are closeups of the three locomotives parked by their engine terminal.
|GMTX 2604 (GATX Locomotive Group)|
|Hudson Bay Railway 5009|
The track is still jointed on the stretch that goes south across the bridge, but it appears fairly straight. Below are some pictures of track I took as I followed it from the depot north and then east to go check out the I&M Canal through Ottawa. (Most "railfans" take pretty pictures of the lead engine of a train, I actually take pictures of rail.) The fastener that clamps the rail to the tie-plate doesn't look like a traditional spike. And there are a lot of those fasteners. All of these pictures were taken at 55mm or less.
|IR south from Superior St.|
|CSX west from La Salle|
|IR north from Superior St.|
|Looking west from Mill St.|
Tom Robbins Yorkville elevator photo is from an album that includes many other older elevators. (other side of elevator) (Update: Jimmy Fiedler also posted some pictures of the area around the elevator.)
On the way home, I went on the side roads in Oswego to get pictures of some old grain storage facilities. I deliberately included the IR track in the picture. It looks like CWR on good ballast.