Iowa Interstate's Silvis to Peoria train passes one of the many grain elevators that dot the mainline system-wide.
A nice layer of hoar frost appears after the morning fog lifts just in time for IAIS 701 East to appear.
SOO GP38-2s 4412 and 4448 lead the Nitrin Job through downtown Moline on their way back to Nahant Yard from the Nitrin Branch.
In an very rare move, the Nitrin Job "comes home" from Ceffco with a pair of six-axles in tow. The extra horsepower was required to deliver 80 cars to the IAIS the day before and will p... (more)
SOO GP38-2 4448 waits for service at the Nahant Roundhouse. 4448 now has Remote Control and 2 new strobe lights in additional to the original SOO strobe in the middle.
IAIS SD38-2 151 is tied down on the siding at Moline with an empty potash train for the CP while IAIS GP38-2 700 passes by on the mainline. The 700 will stop here and pickup the 151 before contin... (more)
Former Rock Island GP7 1275, the only ex-RI engine on the IAIS roster, leads the eastbound CBBI through Marengo.
The Norfolk & Western heritage leads CP 476 from Mason City to Nahant and passes the former Dri-Line depot in downtown Davenport.
A pair of IAIS GP38-2s sandwich an ES44AC at "Missouri Division Junction" in Davenport. This was Rock Island's junction between the mainlines to Kansas City and Omaha. The IAIS is on t... (more)
This lone GP40 is in charge of CP's "south local" B76 which departs from Nahant Yard mid-day and provides cars to the B70 "Ipsco Job" and other mainline industries.
The Norfolk & Western heritage leads Canadian Pacific's Mason City to Nahant manifest over Duck Creek.
A pair of ratty and faded, but still proud Santa Fe warbonnets wait for a track warrant onto the mainline to head back to Rock Island.
IAIS 513 leads the last BICB of 2015 through Davenport.
IAIS 513 leads an extra ethanol from South Amana to Silvis in the siding at Walcott while IAIS 514 passes by with the daily Blue Island to Council Bluffs freight.
An NS SD60E and an IAIS SD38-2 team up on a 99-load, 5-empty Silvis to Peoria grain train through the BNSF connection at Colona.