Unbelievable: That's what I thought when I first heard of a Pan Am 'heritage' program; After all, under all that blue paint, it was still Guilford. Wasn't it? Well it only took one afternoo... (more)
On a sunny, Monday morning, an eastbound IAIS extra sits under I-80, with the Rock Island heritage unit on the point.
The Rock Island heritage unit rolls out its final miles through the southwest suburbs of Chicago on its way to Blue Island.
The bridge was right! The CBBI is making a set out at Rock Island yard while my Subaru rests below.
IAIS 513, the Rock Island heritage unit, passes under what's left of the old, Rock Island signal bridge in Joliet.
Home rails! Trundling South on the jointed rail of the UP Desoto Subdivision, UP 1982 looks right at home on this ex-Missouri Pacific line. Thanks to the little kids who were screaming whil... (more)
Iowa Interstate ES44AC 513, the Rock Island heritage unit, passes the 1912-built Joliet Union Station, crossing the BNSF, CN and UP diamonds and running down the old Rock Island main.
The Rock Island heritage unit slows to a stop, in Rockdale. In the process, it passes a set of Rock Island searchlights, that still stand, albeit being inactive for quite some time.
Heritage GEVO 513 rolls into the Iowa City yard with the morning turn in tow.
IAIS 513 leads the CR Turn past the old Rock Island depot in Iowa City.
The special is dwarfed by the Mississippi River bluffs at Cliff Cave Park in Southern St. Louis County, Mo. UP 1982 and 1996 have the honors.
Passing the classic Missouri Pacific depot, the special tops Kirkwood Hill early in the morning.
Operation Lifesaver enroute to N Little Rock, Ar passes through Kirkwood, Mo
Today's UP special is running a bit behind schedule as it passes under an old CNW mainline fueling "pad" at Clyman.
Rock and Rail's first rock train of the year provided a surprise. The train was led by UP Rio Grande Heritage Unit 1989 seen here exiting the Royal Gorge near Canon City, CO. It was a good day to ... (more)