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
"Right in her own front yard". Rock Island train bound for Columbus Junction with former CRIP #1247 on the point.
Rock Island freight crossing CGW tracks in Des Moines.
CRIP freight arrives at Burlington from Columbus Junction.
The ROCK is on very borrowed time in this scene from January 1980. At least they are ready for snow.
Shutdown of the Rock is only months away, here's one of my last Rock shots at Kelley yard in Silvis.
Wild Rock Island consist has this coal train on the move at Kelly Yard. This is the LaFayette, IL, unit coal train which came up the OTHER Rock Peoria line, via Galva, IL. and Coal Valley, IL. an... (more)