The only active power on the Illinois Division after the Rock Island shutdown. The 940 is used for making up trains of sold cars and the geeps are used to deliver them.
Gritty Palace is ex-Rock Island office car #98, built by the Pullman company in 1912. It was owned by a member of the METRA board in Chicago and re painted to what you see today. GNW&B stands for ... (more)
The Rock Island in happier times with a westbound trailer train at Belleville, Kansas, heading for Denver.
The last "Rock Island" train on the Illinois Division has just delivered a number of covered hoppers that have been sold off in the bankruptcy sale to the new railroad operator at Bureau, Illinois... (more)
The second of two, early morning, Chicago bound, Rock Island Rockets slowing for a stop at the station at Ottawa, Illinois.
The first of two, early morning, Chicago bound, Rock Island Rockets passing the station at Ottawa, Illinois, without making a stop.
Grain elevator and Rock Island: together a classic Midwestern scene.
A trio of diesels prepare to outbound at Silvis, Illinois
An FP-7 and C-415 rest at South Chicago Yard. Thanks to Mr. Lalich for correct location ID. We used to fan all the RI locations in Chicago, they all kind of blurr after all these years!
These Rock Island E-9s have seen better days as they sit awaiting disposition at the Silvis shops.
An eastbound manifest comes off the Golden State line, passing Marquette Street in downtown Davenport, Iowa.
A southbound manifest crosses the N&W diamonds near Shortline Junction.
A westbound local crosses the Rock's former BCR&N line at West Liberty, Iowa.
Four clean Rock Island units sitting in the Rio Grande yard in Denver awaiting an eastbound train.