Built in 1901, demolished on June 21, 2016 by the IL-DOT for the new I-74 bridge over the Mississippi River. History is lost after preservationists failed to save the building.
A special move handling the first EMD F-125 for Metrolink came off the NS at Streator, IL and is running west on the BNSF to Los Angeles. The two GP60's brought the SCAX 905 and buffer cars from ... (more)
What has to be the best looking warbonnet leads the Barstow to Clinton local at "Tom Farence Curve" in Pleasant Valley.
The Rock Island Switcher was in charge of dumping ties on the Milan Branch and the crew used the caboose to help with the required reverse moves. The conductor is seen here protecting the shove a... (more)
An ES44AC teams up with a GP38-2 on a loaded potash train from the Quad Cities to Peoria.
Iowa Interstate's Rock Island Switcher makes a few moves in the yard with the railroad's only caboose, former Santa Fe 999431. The caboose has not been used as much in recent past and is being pu... (more)
A Union Pacific Engineering Inspection train slows to a stop at the crew change pad in Clinton to exchange managers on the rear car "Fox River." The head-end crew changed at Hwy 84 on t... (more)
BNSF's Galesburg to Chicago manifest ducks under the ATSF cantilever signal bridges at Williamsfield. With an on-going signal project, these bridges will likely fall by the end of the year.
With build dates stamped as 12-31-2015, Crandic's newest slug set is finally in transit for delivery. CIC 208 (L4-1500XD-M) and CIC 308 (S4-143) are the 8th set built new by Relco for the Crandic... (more)
BNSF's 101 local from Galesburg to Streator is running light engine on M2 but has to wait for four westbounds before it can cross over to M1 to get around some M-of-W.
Iowa Interstate's Bureau Switcher has just dropped off a bunch of hoppers and the end loader didn't waste any time loading them with sand.
One of the 56 cars in the unit John Deere combine train is loaded with a pair of John Deere S680 combines. There is a lot of money tied down onto these flatcars!
A 56-car unit John Deere combine train passes through Alpha on its long journey to Tacoma, WA where the combines will be exported.
A 56-car unit John Deere combine train gets underway on a long journey to Tacoma, WA where the combines will be loaded onto a ship for export. That's RP.net contributor Tom Farence getting his sh... (more)
An unexpected B40-8, GP60B, B40-8W consist handles the "BN Clinton" job north on CP.