IAIS 513, the new Rock Island heritage unit, leads extra ethanol towards Blue Island, passing through Seneca.
The railfans line up for their shots of the Rock Island heritage unit, as it makes its first daylight trip through Illinois.
Over the years fans have shot this classic pose of Rock Island trains crossing the Santa Fe and GM&O diamonds at Joliet. 30 years after the Rock ceased operations IAIS 513 fondly brings back the ... (more)
Shortly after the sun has come up, 513 has finished the switching chores and backs across the yard to pick up more power to head east.
IAIS 513 crawls across the bridge connecting Iowa and Illinois, and is a few minutes from a crew change in Rock Island.
AHHH! THE LIGHT!!! IAIS 513 sees sunlight for the first time as it drags the Council Bluffs to Blue Island train out of Iowa City on a beautiful but cold January morning.
After switching out its train and getting more power At Iowa City and now crossing the frozen Cedar River on its way to Davenport and Rock Island.
First Light on a sharp paint job.
Having just met counterpart BICB at Northstar siding, IAIS #513 leads the East train past Gerdau Ameristeel's mini-mill at Wilton.
IAIS' Rock Island heritage unit leads the East train past the former RI depot at West Liberty.
With a warrant good to Rock Island, IAIS #513 shows what could have been if the Rock had survived as it carries the CBBI train past Walcott.
The black, red, and white of new Rock Island heritage GEVO 513 stands out against the blue sky as the CBBI heads east.
BICB sweeps past the elevators at Atalissa with RI inspired #513 on the point.
The CBBI train passes the junction with "Rock Island" power pointing the way.
With the sun shining for the first time in a week, new Rock Island heritage GEVO 513 crosses First Avenue in Iowa City as it leads the CBBI towards the Quad Cities.