An A-B-A set of F9's for the Peoria and Western Railway pull a long string of coal hoppers out of storage near Disco, IL on 3/31/10.
An A-B-A set of F9's for the Peoria and Western Railway pull a long string of coal hoppers out of storage as it passes the badly faded wooden station sign at Disco, IL on 3/31/10.
Staged for the Monday run west, the ABA set of f-units sits under an especially bright moon.
Where on earth can you find three F9's A-B-A pulling 106 empty coal cars? Disco, IL! On a rare move to pull cars from storage, the newly added B unit makes this trio perfect, as they climb out of ... (more)
After setting out the last cut of cars going to storage, the A-B-A FP9 set head back to town... After seeing many railfans in my life, I'm afraid some of them might exceed the weight limit in town... (more)
The Peoria Western rolls west out of Mapleton, IL, towards Good Hope, IL, with around 30 cars and the F units. Here the crew crosses a crossing at Breeds which is 5 miles East of Canton, IL. Norm... (more)
The Peoria Western has just crossed the BNSF Brookfield Sub and now pulls to the west end of Bushnell to do some local work. This job will run out to Good Hope, IL, and tie down for the night wit... (more)
Westbound Peoria Western F's head west with around 30 cars bound for Good Hope, IL. Here the train is passing thru Smithfield which is 16 miles west of Canton. Normally this train meets another lo... (more)
For 2 months in 2009 Peoria and Western delivered coal to the Dunefernline power plant south east of Canton IL. for the BNSF. The BNSF was rebuilding their own line which comes in from the south... (more)
Peoria and Western's GP20's lead the last cut of cars from storage off the mainline and towards Laharpe, where they'll shove down the TP&W main and finish a busy day of work.
Where in the US can you see an A-B-A-A-A lash-up of F units in 2010? La Harpe, IL, of course! In reality the power for today's eastbound Canton Cannonball shifts two OOS Fs around the yard.
The quiet farm town of Disco is interrupted by the Canadian tuned K3LA of light power A-B-A F9's as they return to Laharpe after setting out 60 cars on the TPW main for storage.
Disco Fever! In a scene surly out of the 70's, although it could pass as the 50's, three F's have ducked into the siding at Disco to meet the GP20's heading South with 99 empty coal hoppers... (more)
In the first time in 3 years Disco, IL sees some rail action. Peoria and Western is running two crews to pull about 300 cars out of storage, grab a dozen hoppers, and shove the 300 back. The secon... (more)