The "BN Barstow" job makes it's normal weekday run west from Barstow to Rock Island at the west end of Moline siding with "the pill" BNSF 2911 with it's experimental patch job.
CP's Clinton to Nahant Turn died in the siding at Bettendorf on its return trip north. Before the recrew could arrive, BNSF's own Clinton local, R-CHI4291-06, ran around it on the main with a pai... (more)
The Central of Georgia heritage unit is leading another empty oil train bound for North Dakota on the BNSF in the siding at Shabbona while a new C4 leads a higher priority westbound past it.
The Central of Georgia heritage unit leads another empty oil train bound for North Dakota on the BNSF. It is pulling down the siding at Shabbona so higher priority vehicle and "Z" trains can pass... (more)
NS 6920 is sandwiched between two NS GE's on a westbound phosphate train bound for Watertown, SD on the BNSF. The crew only has 20 minutes left to work and is tying the train down in the siding.
A pair of recently re-leased ex-Santa Fe SD75M's bring loaded autoracks around the 90-degree curve at Barstow, IL.
With the U-KEEMAD dead in the siding at Ebner, an oil load for Hayti, MO makes its way towards Galesburg. The derailed cars in the ditch are leftover from a late October 2013 incident.
Canadian Pacific's B73 "Nitrin Job" creeps down the IAIS mainline into Rock Island yard after crossing the Mississippi River on its way to Nitrin.
The "BN Barstow" local from Barstow, IL to Rock Island and return got their hands on the pair of ex-BN SD60M's to handle the day's chores.
Four inches of fresh heavy snow blanket the KJRY at Kolbe Station including the pair of FP9's and a GP20.
The West Train departs the Quad Cities through downtown Davenport along 5th Street.
An veteran ex-SOO GP9 works the yard while a "new" IC&E SD40-2 awaits a crew on the main. The city name has yet to be applied to the 6416.
The NS Santa Train operated out of Decatur, IL used equipment from the Monticello Railroad Museum with WAB 1189 leading on former Wabash territory.
IAIS 513 leads the daily westbound freight through downtown Moline.