The last "Rock Island" train on the Illinois Division has just delivered a number of covered hoppers that have been sold off in the bankruptcy sale to the new railroad operator at Bureau, Illinois... (more)
Rock Island SD40s for sale. The Rock had 10 SD40s and here are 8 of them.
A trio of Conrail tri-axle EMDs (6348, 6488, 6698) roll gingerly past stored units at Conway hoping they won't be next.
C&O 2309 and B&O 3690 are grabbing a caboose to add to their train of empty hoppers before departing for the Kentucky coalfields.
GE electric switcher built in 1917 and used at the C&O locomotive shop in Huntington, WV, with the proud crew. This unit has since been sent to the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland.
Detroit & Mackinac engine 977 unloading the coal fired, steam powered, car ferry Chief Wawatam at Mackinaw City in June of 1979.
There were literally hundreds of locomotives of every make and model at Silvis after the shutdown of the Rock.
A relic from the past is still hanging from the ceiling of the abandoned steam locomotive shops at Clifton Forge.
A pile of parts from some torn up hoppers on the CSX Big Coal Subdivision at Dartmont, West Virginia.
This mountain goat caboose was on the end of a Burlington Northern train pulled by an SD-9 in Great Northern paint on the Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range mainline.
An ex-Katy Baldwin AS-415 rebuilt as a GP-7 and purchased by C&NW is heading for Escanaba late in the day after delivering cars to the Milwaukee Road in Iron Mountain, Michigan, in April of 1977.
Lots of first generation EMD power at the Belknap Street roundhouse in Superior, Wisconsin, in August of 1976. The 1421 is a former Northern Pacific GP7 (550) rebuilt into a GP10.
A trio of Norfolk & Western engines travelling through Bluefield yard in October, 1980. The lead unit is showing its heritage and the middle unit was a special paint scheme.
Practically new Rock Island road power at the engine terminal at Silvis in March of 1980 - there are only a few more weeks of life left for the Rock.
Southbound NS intermodal train 203 is crossing the "other" railroad bridge in Harrisburg on the former Reading mainline to Hagerstown.