A pair of conductors, master and apprentice, ride the shove on Iowa's Blue Island switch job with their former ATSF cupola leading the way.
BNSF 5360 highballs Stronghurst passing under vintage ATSF style cantilevers in a scene that will someday be history.
This strange little switcher once worked for Peoria Steele & Wire before being sent here for storage. Along with PREX 1301 is former IAIS GP10 471, also stored serviceable.
A former CCP GP10 still wearing the original colors of the ICG makes friends with yet another PREX GP20 on the west end of KJRY's Keokuk yard and engie house.
On long term lease from Pioneer Rail Corp., KJRY's usual motive power sits dormant on this Sunday afternoon. Add Keokuk, IA to the list of towns with many smells...
Out of service indefinately, this old Alco switcher rusts away with its former contractor looming in the background.
Recently acquired BJRY Alco S13 8711 was originally Canadian National before going to Canac for an extensive career as an industrial switcher. The former BCOL B36-7's in the background are being p... (more)
The elusive (atleast the western portion of the trip) NS OCS cruises through Whiting, IN under the modified Pennsy Position Lights.
BNSF 6158 screams around the super elevated curve in Biggsville, IL doing all of 20 mph, struggling upgrade with a loaded coal drag.
M&StL 700 proudly glimmers in the mid morning sunlight displaying the attractive Minneapolis & St. Louis RR paint scheme. The former M&StL bridge over the Mississippi river can be seen in the back... (more)
A recently re-decaled GP9 belches smoke as he shoves hard on a heavy string of manifest sticking out of IC&E's Nahant yard.
ICE GP40-2 4206 and a former SOO/IMRL GP9 pull down the Bettendorf siding to meet the southbound MSPKC. 06:12AM.
A BNSF local sits crewless along the ICE mainline on this Sunday morning as the sun rises in Bettendorf, IA. 06:03AM.
ICE train MHUCC slowly creeps down the Belt with 4 EMD's, a pair of former CP SD40Q's owned by DM&E sandwiching IC&E SD40-2's 6437 and 6409.
The CP job to the Belt hustles down the mainline toward Clearing with a former SOO GP38-2 in the lead, trailing is SOO GP38-2 4452 and cupola 88.