The MILW mainline from the Quad Cities to Savanna on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River was a secondary route by this time in the 1970's and was used when the mainline on the Iowa side of ... (more)
The headman climbs onboard the northbound Milwaukee Road 2027 after lining the switch at Ebner Junction. The MILW ran on the BN from Ebner to Savanna. The BN has laid out ties to extend their ow... (more)
An eastbound Milwaukee Road patrol diverges onto the Dri-Line mainline at West Davenport This is where the Milwaukee Road/Dri-Line joined Rock Island's Golden State mainline. On the left is Rock... (more)
The Iowa Interstate Railroad is a mere 4 months old when this freight with a quartet of ex-IC(G) Paducah rebuilt EMD's thunders west out of Wilton, IA. The IAIS has risen from the ashes of the Ro... (more)
Power strapped Milwaukee Road leased a number of B&O GP's and 3 of them found their way onto the Nahant to Savanna way-freight which ran over the Rock Island to East Moline and then north on the A... (more)
A westbound freight led by a quartet of GE U-boats gets ready to thump across Burlington Northern's Galesburg to Savanna mainline. Kodachrome slide processed in September 1974.
Rock Island U33B 286 awaits a trip through the shop at Silvis. Kodachrome slide processed in September 1974.
Painted for the bicentennial, Rock Island E8 652 leads the Peoria Rocket west out of Chicago. Kodachrome slide processed in January 1977.
Freshly rebuilt and repainted GP7R 4549 leads a westbound freight down 5th Street in Davenport. Kodachrome slide processed in April 1977.
Rock Island U33B's 298 and 297 sandwich "The Great American Energy Saver" Rock Island slug 284 on an eastbound manifest at 34th Street Moline. Kodachrome slide processed in March 1977.
Two products of the GP9 rebuild program, 4479 and 4490, sits on the west side of the Silvis shop building. Kodachrome slide processed in March 1977.
Recently rebuilt by the shops at Silvis, Rock Island GP7R 4500 leads a westbound under the cantilever signal bridge guarding eastbound movements over Burlington Northern's Galesburg to Savanna mai... (more)