Former Rock Island covered hopper used in silica sand service has spent it's retirement perched on top of a warehouse adjacent to the former Rock Island yard at West Davenport, now owned by the CP... (more)
What's likely the list run of a KJRY F-unit across the Illinois River in Peoria. PREX FP9 1750, PREX F9B 1761, and PREX GP20 2003 with 23 cars - the ROCK hopper at the front was an added bonus. Ne... (more)
CP SD40-2s 5996 and 6068, both wearing the "PacMan" scheme, handle a GREX ballast train along the Mississippi River on the north side of LeClaire, IA. The crew will dump the ballast alon... (more)
The general public and a handful of railfans crowded the Big Boy during the service stop in Wheatland to take selfies and look over the big Alco. The steam crew requested block protection on both ... (more)
The Big Boy passes through Low Moor on the way to Cedar Rapids for the night.
The Mississippi River crested at an all-time high the previous evening and the water is still incredibly high in all low-laying areas of the Quad Cities. Rather than shut down operations, the CP i... (more)
A trio of veteran Canadian Pacific SD40-2's bring a 60 car Herzog ballast train through downtown Davenport. This view shows how the CP has elevated the mainline at least 2 feet over the Gaines Str... (more)
Due to flooding in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa, the BNSF detoured coal trains where they could. This empty coal train ran over the Iowa Interstate from Colona, IL to Council Bluffs, IA.
Spring thaw means Mississippi River flooding in downtown Davenport. The CP will run trains through the floodwaters for as long as they can, until the River gets too high. Another engine was on the... (more)
A BNSF Geometry Train pauses at the former Dri-Line depot in downtown Rock Island to pick up the local engineer to pilot it across the Crescent Bridge.
A BNSF Geometry Train crosses the Crescent Bridge after wying on the Davenport side of the Mississippi River for the return trip to Galesburg.
Southbound CP 674 crosses Mad Creek at Muscatine, IA with 100 loads of fracking sand for Texas behind Norfolk Southern's Lehigh Valley heritage painted ES44AC.
The "Bureau Rocket" makes a run from Silvis to Bureau during an afternoon snowstorm at the tail end of the several cold temps brought to the Midwest by the polar vortex.
The first of the 8200-series AC4400CWM rebuilds leads 474 over Pine Creek south of Montpelier.
CP 4107 and 4106 tag along for a ride at the headend of 474. The pair are going to Relco in Albia, IA for some modifications and repairs.