RI GP40 no. 4714 mates up with a U25B on a moist March day in 1973. The units are at the Rock Island locomotive facility at Inver Grove, south of St. Paul, MN. Rock Island operated a strategic mai... (more)
The nasty March weather is fitting for the condition of Rock Island 265, a GE U28B locomotive. The unit is waiting ist next assignment at the Rock Island engine facility at Inver Grove Heights, MN... (more)
Rock Island 216, a U25B and GP40 mate get a free wash job with cold March rain at their Inver Grove diesel service facility in March 1973. Finding sunlight on the Rock seemed impossible.
Rock Island F9M 4162 was born in 1948 as a Union Pacific F3A unit. UP rebuilt this and some other F3s into F9Ms in the late 1950s and eventually sold some to Rock Island. The 4162 is shown a littl... (more)
A heritage ACe and a veteran SD60M head up a train southbound at Inver Grove Heights, MN. The trains short trip from the South St. Paul yard would end in a few miles at Roseport.
A local heads for the Roseport industrial complex.
UP 3985 passing under the Hwy 55 bridge.
A pure autotrain cuts down the UP.
Coal empties head south from St. Paul.