The Illinois Railway Museum sent their former Santa Fe FP45 92 to NRE to be rebuilt to operating condition while other cosmetic restoration will be completed at the museum at a later date. The Io... (more)
A Silvis to Peoria train with mostly grain passes the former Rock Island depot at Geneseo.
An eastbound 8-car engineering special passes the former Chicago & North Western depot at Clinton. The UP recently re-purchased the depot and surround land from private owners, but no plan has be... (more)
The 403 local crew has died in the siding at Warner, tied it down, and is cabbing home to Galesburg while the train waits for a shuttle crew.
IAIS GP38-2 718 sits on the west side of the diesel shop at South Amana.
The Rock Island switcher switches the west end of the yard to prepare for a run down the Milan Branch.
An eastbound stack train from Fort Madison to Logistics Park passes under the signal bridges at Toluca.
The Los Angeles to Willow Springs Z-train whips around the curve at Ancona and passes under one of the endangered ex-Santa Fe signal bridges still left on the Chilli Sub. Signal crews are working... (more)
Five BNSF GE's make short work of hauling the New York to Los Angeles Z-train through the Illinois country-side.
The AAPRCO Spring Meeting special passes over the Mississippi River into Clinton. The special is operating from Chicago to Kansas City via Clinton and the Spine Line. UP 8800 is required for cab... (more)
An empty Herzog ballast train brings up the 2nd half of the Nitrin Job back to Nahant with CP 6248 and CP 2202 along for the ride on the rear. The ballast train operated the night before, dumping... (more)
Rebuilt from SOO 6033, CP's new SD60-3 class engine 6300 sits at the west end of NRE ready to be picked up. NRE upgraded the electronics, traction motors, and gave it a new paint job.
A former Santa Fe SD40-2 breaks free from yard duty and stretches it's legs on the Barstow to Galesburg local.
A wild pre-merger mix of former ATSF, BN and some new BNSF are together on the daily Barstow to Galesburg local.
Five engines from NRE-Silvis are dead-in-tow on the daily Barstow to Galesburg local. The red and blue/yellow SD40-2s are former DM&E and the black GP11's are former Illinois Central.