An eastbound empty coal train splits a pair of endangered ex-PRR position light signals and gets ready to pass under PA Hwy 75.
The Silvis switch crew works on putting together the outbound CBBI with a pair of IAIS ES44AC's while a loaded NS haulage grain train from Des Moines to Peoria waits for a crew to take it east wit... (more)
A lone BNSF Tier 4 GE leads 6 business cars on a deadhead trip back to the shop in Topeka. Construction for the replacement Media Trestle is progressing with a projected cutover in January 2018.
Iowa Interstate 513 and 516 lead a pair of NS and another IAIS engine on CBBI onto the Government Bridge crossing the Mississippi River from Davenport to Rock Island.
Canadian Pacific's B73 "Nitrin" local utilizes the Iowa Interstate between the Nitrin Sub in East Moline and Nahant Yard. The Nitrin is seen here crossing the Government Bridge, 2nd Str... (more)
Iowa Interstate's daily Blue Island to Council Bluffs manifest takes a stroll down the quasi street running in Davenport, passing numerous houses along 5th Street.
A military train from Fort Hood to Camp Riley is dropping into the Edwards River Valley at Ophiem. The KCS Belles are running through on the BNSF.
The conductor leans out of the window to grab orders from the tower operator at West Chicago as the train crosses the triple track Union Pacific.
SOO 1003 sits in the clear during a layover at Janesville while the Wisconsin & Southern goes about normal business. The 1003 was headed to Chicago for an event for Shriners Hospital and Metra fa... (more)
Iowa Interstate 516 sits on the North RIP track and Iowa Interstate's "new" excursion cars get some attention on the South RIP track at Silvis.
BNSF 8034 pulls BNSF geometry cars 85 and 86 into Rock Island. Seeing the geometry train is real treat on the Industrial as it is normally tested by a hi-rail truck.
A pair of reactivated, but worn warbonnet GE's lead several other BNSF engines on the local switching the west end of Barstow Yard.
Rebuilt and repainted SD75I 288 is tied down in the yard at Barstow. The modified "swoosh" paint scheme looks pretty sharp on these EMD's.
Due to record rainfall to the north, the Rock River is rising out of it's banks as well as the nearby streams. Fields surrounding the Barstow Yard are flooding but the railroad appears safe for n... (more)
An eastbound 8-car engineering special approaches the Mississippi River bridge to cross into Illinois from Iowa.