BN 5383 Cab ride at IRM Union, IL
A cab ride in BN 5383 a GE U30-C loco built in 1974 down the IRM mainline to 4 mile siding. Part 2 is the train pulling into depot track 2 at the Illinois Railway Museum at Union, IL. Recorded on 8/7/2011
BN #5383 at the IRM
Burlington Northern GE U30C #5383 pulls the coach train at the Illinois Railway Museum on 10/06/07.
LS&I with one more hard pull to Eagle Mills
LS&I 3006-3074 has just when over the Pinn Hills scales, and is about to cross the Morgan Creek trestle. Its a hard pull until he gets to Eagle Mills, and those old GE's sound great. They are both pure GE with FDL 16 cylinders prime mover. Of the U30C's, it is one of the 180 built originally for the BN. Total U30C's built was 600. The second unit is a C30-7, with the same FDL engine, one of 242 built for BN, and a total of 1137 units built. Thanks for looking. Jackmp294
The Illinois railway museum put together a freight train made of historic cars being pulled by the Burlington Northern 5383 and Santa Fe 92 diesel engines.
Cab Ride IRM SD-7
A view from the conductor's seat as Southern Pacific 1518, an SD-7 at the Illinois Railway Museum, rumbles down the 5 mile demonstration line, pulling a consist of 4 heavyweight coaches. The two Interurbans at the end of the video are Chicago Northshore and Milwaukee cars 160, and 714. The train also had some signal conflicts on the way out of the station.
BN 5383 at IRM
BN U30C #5383 passes the diesel shop at the Illinois Railway Museum. It was built in 1974. The U30C was universally unpopular due to reliability issues. I rode in 5383's cab a couple years ago and it stalled on this stretch of track due to electrical problems - thanks IRM, authentic! :)
Looks great here with new paint and has a nice rambling chug from its massive 16 cylinder 3000 HP prime mover. Canon T2i with Rode VideoMic.
CTA 41 and 22 at IRM Union, IL
CTA 22 and 41 Rapis Transit cars built by St. Louis Car Co. in 1959. The 1-50 series cars were the last of the 6000 car order and built as single cars. The train is crossing Seeman Rd and pulling into Johnson Siding at IRM in Union, IL Recorded on 9/19/2010
WC 7525 at IRM
WC 7525 a EMD SD45 Locomotive with a freight train in the diesel parade for diesel days 2009 at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, IL. Recorded on 7/19/2009
CNW 411 at IRM Union, IL
CNW 411 an EMD F7A loco pulls the CNW scoot back to the East Union depot at the Illinois Railway Museum at Union, IL. Recorded on 9/19/2010