The caboose train is making its westbound run back to the museum with another outstanding lash-up put together by the Illinois Railway Museum. CRIP 4506 and ITC 1605 have the honors.
CRIP 4506 idles at the Illinois Railway Museum before being used for throttle time during Diesel Days to raise funds for operations at the venue.
With its heralds safely tucked away, the pair of 652/630 remain outside after a night photo op a couple days prior. Another photo op with the pair would present itself in July when UP 4014 went n... (more)
The Route of the Rockets! The Manly Junction Railroad Museum's CRIP E units are posed under a fading sunset.
Original CRIP #652 was rescued from obscurity at the Midland Railway and repainted by Mid America Car in 2017. This one wore a fairly attractive "Rocket" scheme & was also the Bicentenn... (more)
Original CRIP #630 was rescued from obscurity at the Midland Railway and repainted by Mid America Car in 2017. IANR opened up their property to a night shoot, and a great many thanks has to go ou... (more)
Smoke from Canadian wildfires creates a beautiful filter at sunset. Here the two Manly Junction Railroad Museum Rock Island E units are displayed for a group night shoot.
The Rock Island Rocket (left) and Peoria Rocket have arrived side by side at La Salle Street Station.
Rock Island locomotives await assignment.
The Peoria Rocket arrives at Joliet Union Station greeted by the fireman waving from a freight headed east.
Elimination of Rock Island passenger trains and shortage of working freight units has a pair oF E8As leading an eastbound freight.
The “Neal Smith” leads a set of first generation Geeps on a westbound train destined for Armourdale Yard in Kansas City, KS.
Exiting Tunnel #3 with train destined for Armourdale Yard in Kansas City, KS.
In Eldon Yard awaiting assignment.