The "East Train" is heading thru the small town of Downey on the way to Chicago.Sadly the recently turned #513 trails this train today.
GEVO's 503 and Rock Island heritage unit 513 pass the old Supersweet Elevator in Downey, Iowa
IAIS 503, running as the DPU of an eastbound, extra ethanol train, approaches I-80 in Joliet.
The DPU of this extra, eastbound ethanol train is on the approach to Bridge 407 in Joliet.
Ethanol as far as the eye can see. IAIS 503 brings up the rear of an eastbound, extra ethanol train from Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Blue Island, Illinois.
The Cedar Rapids turn rolls through the Iowa countryside near East Amana on the CRANDIC line from Cedar Rapids to the IAIS wye at Yocum Connection.
It's hard to get a sunny day as of late! Working on CRANDIC Permit 2, GEVO 503 pulls up the east leg of the wye at Yocum Connection heading for Iowa City
The shadow of GEVO 503 stretches over a field of Iowa corn as it chases the Council Bluffs to Blue Island train towards the east and Iowa City.
Iowa Interstate's 503 and 508 slowly pull their train up to the switch to wait for a hot coal train.
The Cedar Rapids turn rolls past the west switch at Hawkeye siding powered by a pair of GEVO's.
GEVO 503 leads two othe GEVO's with a fourth on the rear in DPU on the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City turn as it enters Tiffin, Iowa.
Iowa Interstate's Peoria Rocket trundles past the restored Rock Island depot, home to the Chillicothe Historical Society in Chillicothe, Illinois. Hard to imagine this scene 35 years ago, when pas... (more)
The Chillicothe Fire Department will be practicing extrication with this classic Camaro, as another classic passes with the Peoria Rocket on Friday the 13th.
STEVE SMEDLEY PHOTO