Leased Santa Fe power leads a Gateway Western train over the former GM&O route across Missouri, past the old depot at Vandalia enroute to KC.
ICE tonnage moves along Hiway 72 westbound in the rolling hills of NW Illinois.
The foliage has just about bridged the gap where the IC Gruber line used to cross over the doubletrack Milwaukee. Today, the IC&E splits the old bridge abutments headed west on a single main whic... (more)
An IC&E westbound throttles up as it nears the old crossing of the CGW, a remnant of which can be seen on the right.
The IC&E interrupts the quiet of a Saturday afternoon in the farming community of Stillman Valley.
The power shortage on the IC&E means its getting really difficult to find pure IC&E consists. Here a westbound leaves DJ with horsepower assistance from the power dept. at CP.
CEFX SD40-2 (rebuilt from a SD45) 3143 sits with a rare daylight westbound manifest on the old Rock mainline.
The skies have opened up and here's one more companion view of the action at Lewistown in the last daylight hours of 1956. For an earlier view of the steam engine being hostled, click more)
Seen earlier in the yard, the PRR 6967 starts to pull. To see that view, click here>. PRR Class M1a.
A Mountain-type M1a is tied onto a manifest out on the main at Lewistown. Thanks to Mr. Hess for the research on the locomotive number. To see the same train getting underway, click Railroad: Pennsylvania RailroadLocomotive: Steam 4-8-2Location: Lewistown, Pennsylvania, USALocomotive #: PRR 6967Train ID: manifestPhoto Date: December 31, 1956
Nevada Northern RS3 109 pulls out of the East Ely yard about to pick up its excursion.
A relic from days gone by dwarfs UP SD70M 4049 sitting at De Kalb.
A Rock westbound swings over to the Mississippi River bridge lead at Terminal Jct. and will soon cross Arsenal Island after stopping as required by rule at this non-interlocked crossing of the Roc... (more)
A Rock westbound passes through Moline.
The Rock manifest gets out of the yard and onto the main at E. Moline. Much in this view has changed over the years.