The west train, with 2 east facing engines, passes the west end of Moline siding.
The west train crosses Fillmore St on its way through Davenport. In the Rock Island days, this was Missouri Division Jct where the mainline to Kansas City split from the mainline to Omaha. Now t... (more)
The westbound BNSF manifest from Galesburg to Temple, TX crosses the massive Media Trestle east of Media, IL. Materials for construction of the new bridge are being staged below.
The Lincoln to Galesburg manifest hauls 6 dead former Santa Fe GP30's that were re-acquired by the BNSF in trade from LTEX. The GP30's are heading to Relco in Albia, IA for rebuilding. The sidin... (more)
Galesburg, IL to Temple, TX manifest crosses the Ellison Creek Valley east of Media. BNSF is preparing to replace the Media Trestle this year.
Amtrak's Southwest Chief crosses the Ellison Creek Valley with the Veterans leading the Phase I specially painted P42's. BNSF is preparing to replace the Media Trestle this year.
A pair of TRRA SD40-2s pull down a cut of cars to be humped while another TRRA job gets to work in the background.
An NS haulage grain train on the IAIS from Des Moines to Peoria passes over a small creek west of Annawan. The NS has been using IAIS access to Des Moines to handle these trains for several years... (more)
BNSF's Northtown to Galesburg manifest rolls down the Peavine at Briar Bluff, IL with Norfolk Southern's Central of Georgia heritage ES44AC trailing. The full consist was BNSF 6643, NS 8101, BNSF... (more)
The late running B60 local works the small yard at Bettendorf. CP 4007 was rebuilt by NRE in Silvis, IL during a 2 year period and is former MILW GP40 2066. http://www.railpictures.net/photo/54366... (more)
The late running B60 local departs for Clinton after setting out interchange cars for the BNSF at Bettendorf.
The daily Peoria to Rock Island train arrives Rock Island yard over the Have A Happy Day bridge. The bridge was removed and the gap filled in on 12/21/16 due to structural defects.
Running short on time, the Nitrin Job highballed their pickup from the IAIS Rock Island yard and took the faster route to West Davenport yard via BNSF's Crescent Bridge. The local doesn't use thi... (more)
IAIS 516 and 512 handle the east train through downtown Moline.
IAIS 512 sits on the main with BICB while IAIS 506 brings CBBI into Silvis Yard during the first snow storm of the season. Once stopped in the yard, CBBI's crew will depart Silvis on BICB.