Union Pacific's United Way painted SD40-2 leads the Proviso to Council Bluffs manifest through Morrison on a mild spring afternoon.
The Iowa Interstate borrowed CN's Geometry Car to inspect their train from Council Bluffs, IA to Peoria, IL. It is seen here along 5th Street in Davenport.
An empty westbound oil train kicks up the snow on a bitterly cold January day as it whips through Chana on the C&I.
Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief crosses the Mora River east of Watrous and splits the semaphore block signals at MP 748.
Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief rolls by the semaphores at the west siding switch at Levy.
Iowa Interstate is back to working the Milan Branch during the daylight hours after a number of years of it being worked at night. The ex-Rock Island depot is now a coffee shop.
Sold to Progress Rail Locomotive, ex-BNSF 8147 has been re-leased back to the BNSF and received some crude patching before re-entering service. The original BN SD60M is paired with CITX 3085, a v... (more)
Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief decends the western slope of Raton Pass on between Wooton, CO and Raton.
After driving through a very intense thunderstorm, we exited the interstate as the sun came out and found the KYLE Limon Turn tied down on the mainline with the freshly repainted 3098 leading.
An ex-Santa Fe SD45, wearing a BNSF number but NREX initials, has been shuffled around at NRE and is sitting at the east end of the ex-Rock Island facility. A few of the ex-BN SD60M's recently so... (more)
With the Mississippi River slowly receding back to it's banks, the CP has resumed operations by "push/pulling" trains through the remaining high water. The conductor and student are rid... (more)
The Monongahela heritage leads an eastbound BNSF oil train along the Mississippi River at Savanna.
The CRSA Special utilizing 2 Iowa Pacific E8's and 5 matching cars crosses the Rock River after departing Janesville for the return trip to Chicago over the WSOR.
SLRG 515 and SLRG 518 team up to pull a matching 5-car special for the Chicago Railroad Superintendents Association over the WSOR from Chicago to Janesville, WI and back. The wooden humpback brid... (more)
RP.net's own Tom Farence gets the shot of CN 1501 inspecting the IAIS mainline through the Quad Cities on its way from Council Bluffs, IA to Peoria, IL.