I was coming back from Walmart with my wife's meds when I saw the Barstow Local pick up a unit from NRE as I crossed the tracks in Silvis. I hung a Ueee and got ahead of the local to get a shot. W... (more)
Iowa Interstate's daily east and westbounds meet at the west end of Silvis Yard.
A pair of Iowa Interstate westbounds hold at Silvis Yard for the arriving eastbound CBBI.
The last SOO SD60M, 6061, was repainted at NRE this summer and fall and was released for service in early November.
A long line of engines await their fate at NRE in Silvis, IL. Included are NREX 2707 which started out life as UP 3014 in March of 1966 before being sold off to Southern Pacific, only to come back... (more)
The Silvis switch crew works on putting together the outbound CBBI with a pair of IAIS ES44AC's while a loaded NS haulage grain train from Des Moines to Peoria waits for a crew to take it east wit... (more)
The 2707 sits at the point of one of the long strings of stored lokies sitting on the grounds of the former Rock Island servicing facilities on the NREX property in Silvis.
Iowa Interstate 516 sits on the North RIP track and Iowa Interstate's "new" excursion cars get some attention on the South RIP track at Silvis.
The Illinois Railway Museum sent their former Santa Fe FP45 92 to NRE to be rebuilt to operating condition while other cosmetic restoration will be completed at the museum at a later date. The Io... (more)
The three paint schemes of the IAIS ES44ACs, featuring IAIS 513, IAIS 516, and IAIS 511. Taken at the east end of the Silvis Yard.
Two classic units sit in Iowa Interstate's Silvis Yard. SOO SD60M 6061 is now currently at NRE at Silvis for repaints (7-14-17)