The two GP35CATs, powered by Caterpillar 3516 engines, were the "big power" for the Peoria & Pekin Union Railway back in the day, handling much of the heavy grain and coal interchange with the Iow... (more)
It's been almost 23 years since the date of the BNSF merger, and here's a consist right out of the post merger days. A former BN "white-face" SD40-2 is followed by a unit in BNSF herita... (more)
A Tazewell & Peoria industry job passes the Peoria Riverfront Museum with empty flats bound for the Komatsu off-highway truck factory.
This is not the head-end of the train, but pushers called upon to push a Gateway Yard to Proviso train up the 1% grade of Radnor Hill out of the Illinois River valley. Two locomotives, which are ... (more)
According to my notes, these units were brought into town in a sale to Pioneer Railcorp.
A PREX GP20 in nearly untouched Santa Fe paint sits on a side track in Peoria.
KJRY returning to Mapleton with four cars from the TZPR.
Iowa Interstate's Silvis to Peoria train passing the Peoria waterworks as it enters the North Limit Yard.
An Iowa Interstate crew guides this Cedar Rapids coal train through downtown Peoria's riverfront district.
There is something sacrilegious about this patch job!
TZPR's Kickapoo Job trundles by on its way to serve steel scrap businesses and a steel and wire mill.
TP&W's intermodal train to Ft. Madison, Iowa crosses the P&PU Illinois River bridge on an unusual Sunday afternoon departure.
Lincoln seems to give the train a tip of his top hat as the Iowa Interstate "SIPE" (Silvis to Peoria) passes the Seward Johnson sculpture at the Peoria Riverfront Museum.
The Peoria Riverfront Museum now occupies the block across the street from the old Peoria Rock Island station. This replaced an old Sears store and attached parking deck, which was really decrepi... (more)
The distributed power units on this ADM feed train push out of town as a UP unit train of windmill blades waits access onto the Tazewell & Peoria to deliver at their yard.