Southern #401 leads the museum's excursion train south towards Nelson's Crossing at track speed. This weekend is only the second weekend of operations for the loco since it's restoration and debu... (more)
The Keokuk Junction Railway delivers one of the last 135 car empty Duck Creek coal train to the TZPR. The BNSF will pick up the train to be taken west and reloaded. The second and third units we... (more)
The tri-weekly eastbound TP&W road train from Hoosierlift to East Peoria rolls past the distant signal across UP diamonds on its way to Peoria.
The tri-weekly eastbound TP&W road train from Hoosierlift to East Peoria gets ready to hit the diamonds with the IC in downtown Gilman.
Milwaukee 118-C leads a line of locomotives on Station Track 2 under the my absolute favorite sky. The overhead line poles along the mainline to the right pop out like popsicle sticks against the... (more)
UP 6930 sits on the steam leads at the end of a bright day under a fantastic sky. This unit has indoor track space paid up so hopefully she'll get a fresh coat of paint and live indoors soon. Mo... (more)
NS's Bloomington-Peoria freight heads back east crossing under the TP&W at Farmdale. Today's power was solid blue with the second unit being a Conrail SD60.
Newly repainted into P&PU heritage, CIRY's second unit on the branch idles awaiting it's next assingnment at the northern end of the Kellar Branch. CIRY now shares operations with Pioneer Railcor... (more)
EJ&E 669 & 667 prepare to stop so an MoW employee can join the crew to help throw switches during the snowstorm. West Chicago Tower is the last J manned tower on the Western Sub. *This is the M.... (more)
CIRY's second locomotive on the Kellar Branch rests near O'Brian Steel in downtown Peoria. The branch is slated to reopen in its entirety soon thanks to recent STB rulings. This is in the "old" ... (more)
Chicago Aurora & Elgin 308, a 1906 wood interurban car restored by IRM, pulls up alongside the raised "L" station for the very first revenue trip since the platform was rebuilt in 2006. Note the ... (more)
The 3142 makes a revenue trip around the one mile long streetcar line. The mainline is in the background and the camp grounds in the background is a popular spot in the summer.
SP 1518 (The first SD-7 built) rolls an 8 car ballast train through Johnson Siding westbound. The train was unloaded along the mainline in preparation of surfacing work to the track.
IT 1605 and SP 1518 rest at Johnson Siding on a late September afternoon. The 1605 rarely gets outside, let alone onto the mainline, but today was a special day for this unit.
BN-1 sits in yard 5 showing its battle scars in the morning light. The moon is still in the sky. All three of the BN's passenger executive units are at IRM.