Two large cranes from Cattani out of Ladd, IL pick up QJ 7081 from its flatcar. The IAIS 717 is preparing to move the flatcar out from under the 7081 and when that is done the 7081 will be lowere... (more)
CBBI's crew is busy doubling up their train as they get ready to head east for Chicago.
The Rock Island switcher has its hands full as it starts down the Milan Branch at 17th Street Rock Island, just under the Centennial Bridge.
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Due to repairwork on the Government Bridge, an Iowa Interstate "CBBI" train lead by IAIS 625 detours eastbound over BNSF's Crescent Bridge to gain home rails at Rock Island Yard.
The CP Geometry Train is on loan to the IAIS as it lays over in RI yard along with a pair of IAIS GP38s.
IAIS 403 heads down the Milan Branch with an Asplundh weed spray train.
IAIS 628 switches RI yard while IAIS GP10 403 waits to get by with an Asplundh weed spraying train.
A pair of ex-ATSF GP30s are in charge of the daily Barstow to Bettendorf and return local.
The Rock Island SWitcher is busy on the Milan Branch switching Country Stone with the only SW1200 on the roster.
A few hours before 2005 would be rung in, the east train begins to switch the east end of Rock Island yard.
IAIS 702 and friends wait near the ex-RI Depot in Rock Island before heading west on the "BICB" freight later in the day.
IAIS 711 poses in front of Abbey Station, formerly the CRI&P Rock Island Depot.
Iowa Interstate's Rock Island Switcher is hard at work on the Milan Branch as the crew prepares to switch Country Stone in the southwest portion of Rock Island.
The RISW is the first thing on the Milan Branch after a 6 inch snowfall the night before.