IAIS 6988 deadheads east along US 6 east of Atkinson to turn at Bureau in preperation for participation in Geneseo, IL's "Planes, Trains & Automobiles" Festival the following day.
IAIS 6988 deadheads into the Quad Cities with its water car, tool car, and 10 covered hoppers in preperation for participation in Geneseo, IL's "Planes, Trains & Automobiles" Festival.
After setting out several cars for the CP, the "east train" returns to their train on the mainline with former IAIS 250 leading the way. The 250 was sent to Council Bluffs for some work and is re... (more)
NKP 765 passes the ex-Rock Island depot on its way to Train Festival 2011.
The Nebraska Zephyr rolls east on the ex-Rock Island through Silvis on its way to Bureau and back.
IAIS 7081 gleams in the afternoon sun at Trainfest 2011.
NKP 765 heads back to Rock Island as it passes through Sheffield.
NKP 765 heads back to Rock Island as people pace it along U.S. 6.
A rail train with a pair of SD38-2s pass Missouri Division Junction on their way west to dump new rail.
An IAIS plow extra heads west towards Iowa City. The plow ran during the previous night, taking care of most of the drifts.
The conductor on a late running BICB-03 (IAIS 501) walks up to the next switch so the train can pull into the yard at Silvis while CBBI-03 (IAIS 504) pulls down the mainline in a light snow.
"The Rocket" switches Bureau with a nice trio of GP38-2s in front of the ex-Rock Island cantilever signal bridge.
An extra Blue Island to Rock Island freight is the first train through the fresh snow after the Christmas shutdown seen here passing the westbound approach (ex-Rock Island) signal to the junction ... (more)