An ex-Santa Fe SD45, wearing a BNSF number but NREX initials, has been shuffled around at NRE and is sitting at the east end of the ex-Rock Island facility. A few of the ex-BN SD60M's recently so... (more)
With the Mississippi River slowly receding back to it's banks, the CP has resumed operations by "push/pulling" trains through the remaining high water. The conductor and student are rid... (more)
The Monongahela heritage leads an eastbound BNSF oil train along the Mississippi River at Savanna.
The CRSA Special utilizing 2 Iowa Pacific E8's and 5 matching cars crosses the Rock River after departing Janesville for the return trip to Chicago over the WSOR.
SLRG 515 and SLRG 518 team up to pull a matching 5-car special for the Chicago Railroad Superintendents Association over the WSOR from Chicago to Janesville, WI and back. The wooden humpback brid... (more)
RP.net's own Tom Farence gets the shot of CN 1501 inspecting the IAIS mainline through the Quad Cities on its way from Council Bluffs, IA to Peoria, IL.
IAIS 513 leads a rare all-doublestack BICB west through downtown Moline.
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.