Iowa Interstate Montreal Locomotive Works M420W No. 800 rests at the railroad’s facilities at Council Bluffs, Iowa, on May 7, 1995. This unit is former Providence & Worcester No. 2001 built in Feb... (more)
Illinois Central Dash 8-40CW 2459 is the former LMSX 732. In the mid-90s, LMS leased a group of these Dash 8s to Conrail and Canadian National subsidiary Illinois Central – LMS 700-739 – with the... (more)
C&NW Baldwin DRS 6-6-1500 No.1505 1500hp unit, built 1949. From my Collection, Photo Jim Scribbins.
Paducah GP's are pulling grain from the Union Pacific yard in Council Bluffs, IA.
Even in the 21st Century, the Union Pacific Railroad can still put together the most impressive passenger trains of any railroad in North America. And here is where it all happens – The Union Pac... (more)
The US Highway 6 bridge just east of Council Bluffs is always a good spot to watch CBBI after it departs Council Bluffs, although the days are long gone when you could catch these units on the tra... (more)
A shell of its former self. With the grain elevators of Hansen-Mueller in the background, BRAN 71 (Alco S3) seems to have found a final resting perch at Cox Contracting. After being built for the ... (more)
The BN rails in this Council Bluffs view between 10th and 12th St. were ripped out a few years ago during the city's RR rationalization project that was part of the decade long I-80/I-29 corridor... (more)
An Alco takes a spin on the former Rock Island open pit turntable in Iowa Interstate's Council Bluffs yard. The turntable is still there today, but is now surrounded by development of IAIS's inter... (more)
CBRY 714 is switching in front of the former Rock Island depot in Council Bluffs. The carrrier stores cars in remnants of the former Wabash and MILW yards in CB.
A BN yard to yard transfer is returning to Gibson Yard in Omaha from Council Bluffs as it moves by UP's icehouse on the approach to the Missouri River Bridge.
I was too young, and Rock Island was just out of reach, for me to have photographed the railroad in its last days. I sure wish I could have, but only saw bits and pieces of it as the years wore on... (more)
Eastbound CBBI(Council Bluffs-Blue Island) has just departed it's origin at Council Bluffs, IA and is beginning its evening run towards Chicago.