Iowa Interstate's Rock Island Switcher works the Milan Branch, passing the Case Runaround and Rock Island River Terminal spur.
Iowa 711 sits in Rock Island yard.
Iowa Interstate's daily eastbound crosses the Mississippi River over the Government Bridge into Illinois during a snow storm.
A three week assignment at the RI Arsenal meant the godfather had some downtime to capture the flavor of Midwestern railroading surrounding the area. This was taken in the terminal trackage at the... (more)
A very early "BN Clinton" makes the return trip to Barstow by crossing the Mississippi River on the Crescent Bridge into Rock Island, IL. Iowa Interstate's Milan Branch is below the BNS... (more)
BNSF 8034 pulls BNSF geometry cars 85 and 86 into Rock Island. Seeing the geometry train is real treat on the Industrial as it is normally tested by a hi-rail truck.
The Rock Island switcher switches the west end of the yard to prepare for a run down the Milan Branch.