A Perfect Train Two E9s and matching gallery cars. At the left you are looking directly into LaSalle Street Station with it's long-gone head house above and above that the original Board ... (more)
They had been sitting there a long time.
An E7 and 2 E8s elephant style, eastbound in the morning.
She once had a beautiful paint scheme!
NB during the morning rush on the Suburban Branch but I think trains coming the other way are being told to stop!
A rare overhead view inside the Rock Island locomotive facilty at Silvis, Illinois. Unknown date and photographer.
An aerial view of the Rock Island yard in Silvis, Illinois. Unknown date and photographer.
For a road known for its colorful locomotives, where did this Plain Jane come from? Rebuilt in 1959 from an EMC SW.
Commuter coach #2709 and sister, two of Rock Island's unique, Pullman-Standard built commuter cars with low-level loading and bi-parting doors.
What's Happening Here? It was part of a near-in piggyback operation. The NW-2 was built 12/47, ex-P&LE 8708.
The Best Paint Scheme Ever on a Geep? Built 10/53 with a steam generator.
Yellow Faces An AB6 had an E6B carbody modified with a single 1000 h.p. engine, windows and controls at one end, baggage compartment, and steam generator. Only two were built by EMD in Jun... (more)
Ready to Go as the Conductor Steps On Last