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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.
The "East" train crosses a frozen Mississippi River on the Goverment Bridge at Rock Island, Illinois. MLW 801 takes the point of the train at a time when system wide use of these units were common... (more)
On the day after Christmas 2004, IAIS 704 awaits the next call to duty at Rock Island.
Milwaukee 261 in Rock Island Illinois for the Grand Excursion