One of Union Pacific's afternoon "Birds" ducks under the impressive coal chute at Nelson.
Former Santa Fe warbonnets 654 and 625 team up on the Galesburg to Barstow flip local.
A look inside the shop building where Iowa Interstate's 2-10-2 QJ's call home. The south end of the building contains a drop pit (under the regulator) and a work shop area.
An extra Bureau Switcher ("Rocket") pulled cars from Buzzi in La Salle, but was unable to deliver them to the CSX at Utica and instead took them to Bureau to wait for another day. The f... (more)
An extra Iowa Interstate westbound from Silvis to South Amana crosses the Perry Street bridge in downtown Davenport.
Iowa Interstate's westbound BICB switches the siding at Booneville.
The late running Clinton local pulls down the Bettendorf siding to meet southbound 474 before setting out cars and continuing to Clinton.
The 428 job to Bettendorf gets ready to leave the Lower Yard in Rock Island with the iconic Centennial Bridge spanning the Mississippi River in the background.
The west train, with 2 east facing engines, passes the west end of Moline siding.
The west train crosses Fillmore St on its way through Davenport. In the Rock Island days, this was Missouri Division Jct where the mainline to Kansas City split from the mainline to Omaha. Now t... (more)
The westbound BNSF manifest from Galesburg to Temple, TX crosses the massive Media Trestle east of Media, IL. Materials for construction of the new bridge are being staged below.
The Lincoln to Galesburg manifest hauls 6 dead former Santa Fe GP30's that were re-acquired by the BNSF in trade from LTEX. The GP30's are heading to Relco in Albia, IA for rebuilding. The sidin... (more)
Galesburg, IL to Temple, TX manifest crosses the Ellison Creek Valley east of Media. BNSF is preparing to replace the Media Trestle this year.
Amtrak's Southwest Chief crosses the Ellison Creek Valley with the Veterans leading the Phase I specially painted P42's. BNSF is preparing to replace the Media Trestle this year.
A pair of TRRA SD40-2s pull down a cut of cars to be humped while another TRRA job gets to work in the background.