A New Sandbox to Play In
The Illinois Railway 3500, previously assigned to the Oregon, IL, sand plant job, has made its way to the Ottawa line.
On 3-5-12, it led the train to Eola after switching out the silica sand plant at Wedron. Other engines are ex-SP 7444, an SD45R, ex-SP 9238, an SD45T-2, and the Hudson Bay 5009, an SD50. They sounded great pulling the heavy train out of town!