EMD 9005 has BN 972551 in tow passing the block signal at Osborn, IL. The rotary is on its way to Albia, IA for repair and possible repaint.
After setting out several cars for the CP, the "east train" returns to their train on the mainline with former IAIS 250 leading the way. The 250 was sent to Council Bluffs for some work and is re... (more)
NKP 765 passes the ex-Rock Island depot on its way to Train Festival 2011.
IAIS 501 waits in the siding while NKP 765 makes its way west to Rock Island, IL with the Train Festival 2011 excursion returning from Bureau.
The Nebraska Zephyr rolls east on the ex-Rock Island through Silvis on its way to Bureau and back.
The Illinois Railway Museum train consisting of CB&Q 9911A, CNW 411, CB&Q 9255 and the CB&Q Nebraska Zephyr deadheads home over the Canadian Pacific after a successful visit to Train Festival 2011... (more)
The Illinois Railway Museum train consisting of CB&Q 9911A, CNW 411, CB&Q 9255 and the CB&Q Nebraska Zephyr deadheads over the Canadian Pacific on its way to Train Festival 2011 in Rock Island, IL... (more)
While enjoying a mini-vacation in the Altoona area we were rewarded with the passage of the NS business train enroute to Alabama.
A rail train with a pair of SD38-2s pass Missouri Division Junction on their way west to dump new rail.
DM&E's 170 train from St Paul to KC wades through the rising floodwaters in downtown Davenport. This would be one of the last trains through town before the railroad was shut down in the evening ... (more)
An IAIS plow extra heads west towards Iowa City. The plow ran during the previous night, taking care of most of the drifts.
The conductor on a late running BICB-03 (IAIS 501) walks up to the next switch so the train can pull into the yard at Silvis while CBBI-03 (IAIS 504) pulls down the mainline in a light snow.
"The Rocket" switches Bureau with a nice trio of GP38-2s in front of the ex-Rock Island cantilever signal bridge.
An extra Blue Island to Rock Island freight is the first train through the fresh snow after the Christmas shutdown seen here passing the westbound approach (ex-Rock Island) signal to the junction ... (more)
A pair of ex-BN SD60M's shove a welded rail train out of the siding at Barstow.