An extra Iowa Interstate job from the CRANDIC interchange in Cedar Rapids departs Fairfax with manifest and empty coal buckets bound for the BNSF in Council Bluffs.
The first CBBI of October roars as it climbs up Mokena Hill, with the usual pair of GEVOs for power. With the SD38-2s going into storage, and only about 5 known GP38s having PTC, and the COVID-19 ... (more)
Blue Island to Council Bluffs re-crews at Tiskilwa
To The Memory of our Brave Soldiers of Arispie Township Bureau Co. Illinois who died in the service of this Country.
Sleep Noble Sons Thy Memory We Cherish.
24 names inscribed.
Memorial ... (more)
The Rock Island heritage unit is second out as a westbound IAIS freight departs Des Moines.
Iowa Interstate's daily BICB is combined with empty NS grain train NSPEDM-04 through downtown Moline. NS 8102 is 5th of 5 and will eventually lead the loaded train back to Peoria from Des Moines.
Over the government bridge...
A pair of IAIS ES44s lead CBBI east over the Government Bridge.
Going down the middle of brick lined 5th St., the IAIS 503 heads West.
IAIS daily Council Bluffs to Chicago train departing Homestead
503 battles snow drifts a mile east of Ladora, Iowa
Yard crews blow out switches as 503 waits in the background to leave for Cedar Rapids.