Ottawa to Streator and La Salle to Zearing Branches See the Illinois Railnet's Ottawa to Streator Branch. Our cameras followed the Railnet over a few days a little over 15 miles to Streator. We start at Ottawa on 4-25-05 and follow the RailNet to Streator and back to Ottawa. Pulled by the NKCR #2 ex-CNW GP-7, and the CSP #4 ex-Southern B-23-7.
Also on the Ottawa - Streator Branch we see the #2 try to push a tree blocking the tracks. We also follow the RailNet back to Ottawa during a Thunder Storm.
Illinois Railway is leasing the Hudson Bay's SD-50’s numbers 5008 & 5009. We follow the 5009 on the Ottawa to Streator branch. Filmed on 3/3/09 & 3/10/09
On May 3 & 4 2005 we followed the NKCR #3 and IR #5 - both are ex-Santa Fe CF-7’s. Both engines ran from La Salle to Zearing to interchange with the Norfolk Southern.
We then caught up with #1 and #2 for 3 shots of the road job from Ottawa to Eola on May 8, 2005 - Program says #3 But is engine #2. We also see a few BNSF trains as the RailNet waits.
Another Action packed program from the camera of Harold Holmes!