Throwback to the final weeks of summer in 2020...
During the IRMs annual showcase weekend, the museum assembled a pretty large "Demonstration" freight consist for their locomotives to... (more)
The M&E 18 sits, displayed in yard 5, with the C&NW 6847, UP 1848 and the Nekoosa Paper 14.
Shay 5 makes the reverse move from the siding and starts the return trip to the East Union depot.
My 1970 Chevelle and SP 1518 pose next to each other on Labor day eve 2020.
RI 4506 picks CBQ 9255 at Barn 2. These movements were done after the photo freight did its last run, and Illinois Railway Museum was "cleaning up" the displays of the night before, when... (more)
WYT VO-660 103 sits on display at IRM.
Milwaukee 760 leads a single sand car onto IRM property as it passes the blades at Olson Road.
From left to right, CBQ 504, CRIP 4506, ATSF 92, and CBQ 9255 sit on display during IRM's showcase weekend. Special thanks to Rob S. for the lighting.
JNLC Shay #5 leads a demonstration freight train pass Olson Road at the Illinois Railway Museum.
Rock Island 4506 leads the coach train east past the blades at Olson Rd in Union.
The C&NW 411 displayed in front of barn 9 with the newly illuminated C&NW sign above it. The BN 5383 GE U30C completes the line up.
A line up outside the diesel shop during IRM's showcase weekend. Included here is the CB&Q 504 EMD SD24, the CRIP 4506 EMD GP7R, the ATSF 92 EMD FP45 and the CB&Q 9255 EMD SW7.
WC 7525, a SD45 originally built for Burlington Northern, sits tucked away in an engine line at the Illinois Railway Museum during Showcase Weekend.
J. Niles Lumber Co 5 departs the East Union depot in a cloud of smoke.
M&E C424 18 sits on display at the IRM.