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)
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)
Rock Island GP38-2 4310 was built in October of 1976 and was dedicated to "The American Railfan." The 4310 sits with several other GP38-2s at Silvis, IL. Kodachrome slide processed in November 19... (more)
Amtrak E9A 424, acquired from the Union Pacific as their 947, lays over with other covered wagons at the Chicago Maintenance Terminal in Chicago, IL. Kodachrome slide processed in December 1977.
A U30C is teamed up with SD40-2 on a westbound freight climbing out of the Mississippi River valley in Davenport. This Kodachrome was processed in February 1977.
A BN worker surveys the damage at the Hillsdale derailment site while a side-boom begins to move a Manufactures Railway boxcar. This Kodachrome was processed in April 1977.
Several BN officials survey the derailment at Hillsdale. This Kodachrome was processed in April 1977.
The BN wrecker has been called out to help clear the mainline after a derailment at Hillsdale. This Kodachrome was processed in April 1977.
Conrail's bicentennial painted GG-1 leads an Amtrak train east out of the terminal Harrisburg. This Kodachrome was processed in October 1976. Any information on this train would be appreciated!
Celebrating passing the 5M page-view mark here at railpictures.net with these uploades, John is pleased his photos are appreciated by those born in the new millennia, and feels very connected by w... (more)