IAIS SD38-2 151 leads a excursion train south through Sparland, heading for Chillicothe.
With a broken rail and heavy fog, the Chester Sub was at a crawl this morning. This north bound freight was moving at restricted speed past Ziebold Road. The fog is due to the nearby Mississippi... (more)
On Saturday, September 13th, 2014, the Iowa Interstate Railroad made four round trips between Henry, IL and Chillicothe, IL running a special 8-car passenger excursion for the families, railfans a... (more)
Canadian National Freeport local has arrived at Rockford working remaining East Side industrial area.
Iowa Interstate 151 gets ready to depart Henry with an excursion to raise money for the local fire departments in Henry, Sparland and Chillicothe while a US Army bi-plane buzzes around overhead.
The Burlington Junction Ry pulls out some new cars from the Nippon Sharyo plant as some ducks swim around in a small pond nearby.
Large sparks fly as steel wheels short through one of the busiest junctions in the world. Tower 18 on the Chicago L may not still hold that title but the action here is still nonstop. This junctio... (more)
The first passenger train to run this line in 40 years makes a stop at Chillicothe for passengers awaiting a trip north to Henry
The IAIS excursion heads north into Henry with a sharp SD38-2 bringing up the rear.
The passenger excursion passes through Sparland.
Norfolk Southern engineer Richard Coddington begins to work power on train D32 on an unseasonably cool Saturday afternoon, with a former Milwaukee Road SD40-2 in trail.
Steve Smedley photo