A line of 18 U33Bs awainting dispostion and the backshops is about all that remains of Rock Island's main engine facility and the important Silvis classification yards. A red RI caboose can be se... (more)
With the RI nearing the end and having touble keeping power on the road, a lone mechanic works on a U28B in a line of GEs and EMDs inside Rock Island's main repair facility.
One of two units in blue with the RI herald (a paint scheme of the trustee after shutdown) waits on the Memphis to Tucumcari main while crews behind lift the track above the KCS main. Tomorrow a ... (more)
The trustee grouped locomotives by type after the shutdown. Here four U25Bs await disposition before the massive Silvis yard was ripped up.
Weren't Alcos barred from Chicago for doing this? 4700-280 are notched out after a long idle spell.
4343-330-309-4352 stop just short of the KCS interchange when the crew discovers that several cars split the switch taking the pass. The "abundance" of fresh ballast shows that this part of the M... (more)
Recently acquired from the Union Pacific
New GP38-2 eases its WB local to a stop at the depot. Notice the train orders out for an approaching EB and the autoracks full of Honda Civics.
Headed for Blue Island
Arriving at Joliet
The Rock's "Peorian" departs Joliet
Visual evidence of a non-merger...
Note the Rock's high tractive effort six-axle freight power