IR = Illinois Railways/Illinois Railnet
BNSF sold this Ottawa, Oswego & Fox River Valley route to IR.
"Bridge once had two truss spans. A Whipple Deck Truss and a Pratt Deck Truss. The whipple was replaced with I-Beam Spans" [BridgeHunter] They have not only kept the Pratt truss, they still have wooden approach trestles on the east side.
John Joseph Walsh III posted twelve photos with the comment: "Just a few pictures I took of the bridge in Sheridan while kayaking on the Fox River with my future in laws and family on Saturday 08/29/20."
|Charles Heraver posted|
Sheridan, IL 7-16-12. The Illinois Railway's Ottawa - Eola train is crossing the Fox River. THe SD50s look nice, but EMD's 50 series was pretty much junk when new.
Chris Paciocco Nice Tunnel Motor sandwiched in the middle.
Kevin Vahey They were still complete junk this many years later. I hated running those things.
Ben Teeters I didn’t mind em, as long as I had a set of black engines to go with.
Kevin Vahey Ben yeah cus the 45s would do all the work!
[Note the short sand cars. Sand for fraking is what provided the revenue to rebuild this route.]
|A Roger Puta Photo|
Three of the photos posted by Marty Bernard.
|1. CB&Q 4960 at Sheridan, IL on July 21, 1965 crossing the Fox River. Roger Patelski photo|
|2. CB&Q 4960 at Sheridan, IL in July 1963 crossing the Fox River. Roger Patelski photo|
|3. CB&Q 4960 at Sheridan, IL in October 1965 crossing the Fox River. Roger Patelski photo|
|Don Crimmin posted|
Oakway painted SD60 9041 spent some time on the IR about five years ago. Here it leads a heavily-powered westbound over the Fox River Bridge at Sheridan, IL 3-10-14. It sure added some color and variety to the roster.
|Gilbert Sebenste posted|
Over the river and through the woods, to the sand plant we go! Led by BCOL 4605, the IR westound sand train on 6/29/19 heads across the Fox River at Sheridan in the blue light.
Jason Leverton Flickr 2012 Photo has four locomotives, three paint schemes and a former SP tunnel motor. It is probably pulling a "sand train." It is well worth clicking the link.
DNE 31 Flickr