TZPR's "Pekin Job" crosses Court St. in Pekin as it approaches the industries it serves. In the background is the Illinois River and the John T. McNaughton Bridge
carrying Illinois route 9 over ... (more)
Late in the midnight hour in the Temple City and produce trucks are making their pre-dawn deliveries, but the crew of Union Pacific's Long Street Tramp cools their heels in the middle of 4th West ... (more)
Built in Oct 1953, UP 1202 now lives at the Grainland Cooperative elevator in Cruger,IL. Unfortunately, the TP&W has not switched this elevator in several months now due to the railroad demanding ... (more)
DRIR 1264 (SW10) is looking great for being nearly 61 years old. The Denver Rock Island Railroad takes pride in their vintage power.
There are plenty of critters dotting the Illinois landscape, here we find a rare SW10 still in full UP markings working a cut of cars at the Grainland Co-op just west of Cruger Illinois.
A bizarre BN lashup -- SW1500 leading E unit and F7B
This ex-UP switcher still lives on in middle Illinois. She was last painted at NLR in July of 1991, not so bad for almost 20 years worth of weathering.
A leased switcher rests after a hard weeks work in the coalfields of Eastern Kentucky.
Looks like short line MD&W is getting its first EMD product, apparently refurbished and painted by NRE. Here it is en route to International Falls on the CSX.
Richard Beal photo
Transfer job between the SP and UP at Stockton with a classic UP SW10
The TZPR's Pekin job heads to Pekin along Rte 29.
A Tazewell & Peoria transfer job to the TP&W yards approaches the west end of the yards in East Peoria.
TZPR 702 switches Gavilon Fertilizer on a nice October afternoon.
My first kayak shot.
The 1202 started her life out as Union Pacific 1866 a SW9 in October 1953. Later in life she was rebuilt by the Union Pacific into a SW10 and renumbered to 1202 in January 1980. After spending man... (more)