FURX 3042 Leading a Tank Car Train On UP's Chester Subdivision - Chalfin Bridge, IL.

FURX 3042 leads a tank car train on the Chester Subdivision at Chalfin Bridge, IL.

On the point of this tank car train is First Union Rail (FURX) 3042, with an ex-Conrail unit. The train is heading north on Union Pacific's Chester Subdivision at Chalfin Bridge, IL. This curve at Chalfin Bridge is a popular spot, at least to me, along the Chester Subdivision, due to the rest of the subdivision being very straight between here and Dupo, IL. (Dupo is approximately twenty-three miles to the north of here). Counting this curve, there are three curves in the rail line between Chalfin Bridge and Dupo. If you take a look at this map at Open Railway Map, you can see that long portions of the Chester Subdivision stretch for miles without a curve. The rail line is also very flat, since it runs through the Mississippi River Valley, through southern Illinois.

Update (2019-10-31): First Union Rail was a locomotive and rail car leasing company. In 2015, FURX was purchased by Wells Fargo, and was renamed Wells Fargo Rail.

Photo taken: November 12, 2005, at Chalfin Bridge, Illinois.

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  1. Very nice shot. Like the angle and repetition. Weird that for some reason my tag did not take.

  2. Thank you, Shelly Gunderson

    That is odd that your tag didn't take. I didn't even catch that at first.

  3. Motoring right along. Nice leading lines, Tom.

  4. Thanks a lot, ᙅYᙖᙓᖇ ᗪOᙅ™.

  5. Very nice capture, Tom.👍👍👍


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