The turn gets out of town ahead of the excursion trains.
Behind a pair of GEs, the Rock Island turn rolls off the Government Bridge into Davenport with a warrant good to Iowa City.
The conductor of 502 West heads back to the cab after checking his train.
As the conductor of 502 West heads for the rear of his train to check for problems, the setting sun casts a golden glow over everything it illuminates.
An Iowa Interstate RIIC train trundles into the sun along 5th Street.
Today's RIIC sport two new GEVOs, split by the #151. The train will cut off the #151 for set out before grabbing a long cut of hoppers at Twin States.
Brand new IAIS 502 & 510 pose at the west end of the yard before adding the 151 for the trip to Cedar Rapids.
Brand new IAIS 502 & 510 await a crew change after bringing the RIIC from Rock Island for the first time solo. They ARE sharp!
The Rock Island Turn just met the CBBI train at North Star and is working on getting back up to track speed after clearing the siding. The train is crossing the Cedar River at Moscow on its way ba... (more)
With 4 SD38's for power and a short train, the Rock Island Turn is heading thru Atalissa on the way west towards Iowa City. This job runs from Iowa City to Rock Island and back every night. Today ... (more)
A late RIIC turn passes Atalissa with IAIS's four SD-38-2s.
IAIS' "RIIC" train passes Wilton, Iowa with six axle power.
IAIS 150 West through Durant, Iowa with the Rock Island turn.
IAIS train "RIIC" rolls west through Mo. Div. Junction with manifest out of Rock Island yard.
With a warrant good to Iowa City, Rock Island turn RIIC passes through Stockton, Iowa.