With days left before shutting down, the Rock warns of other perils to its employees.
Little pink houses for you and me. -J Mellencamp
Would love to hear it run...
This was the usual noon day ritual in Pella, Iowa in the 1960's. 434 has just arrived from Des Moines 1210 has come from Washington or Eldon (alternate days). The crews will go to lunch and usuall... (more)
Rock Island 655 prepares to depart Des Moines with Easbound train.
Rock Island 198 with eastbound freight clears Short Line junction in Des Moines.
Rock Island 1200 from the cab of 1210. This is Evans Iowa one time crossing of the Rock Island and Keokuk & Des Moines Valley. 1200 has just come in from Washington, IA, 1210 will continue on to O... (more)
On number 6 the Quad City Rocket on a very cold day.
Eastbound approaching the IC bridge.
Eastbound approaching the EJE crossing
Alco DL 109 rebuilt with EMD prime mover scoots past RI station with hotshot bound for Colorado.
Conductor watches as his train leaves Burlington for Columbus Junction.
Blue, white and Black