In uncharacteristicly rugged spot for Iowa. Santa Fe train 991 makes its way up grade from the Des Moines River crossing.
Northbound Illinois Terminal train. Note PNC #2000 in the consist.
MILW freight waits to enter Savanna Yard after crossing the Mississippi from Iowa.
N&W had few, if any, plow equipped units at this time UP 168 had been called in to plow from Moulton to Ottumwa. Yes, they eventually made it.
Rock Island 655 prepares to depart Des Moines with Easbound train.
Milwaukee Road SD7 # 507 at the Des Moines Union roundhouse. DMU was a joint MILW/Wabash operation.
Aftermath of catastrophic head-on collision. Southbound lead by RS-32 2020 and GP-35 2384 hit 4 FA's. Note FB tossed up on the embankment. 2020 remains are under the coach. The fuel fire delayed c... (more)
Carman guides GG-1 4907 on to its next assigned train.
Westbound TP&W train approaches Burnside, IL on its way to Keokuk.
Westbound TP&W train enters Santa Fe trackage at Lomax, IL.
BN GP20 #2047 descends Burlington Hill with 200 ton derrick and service cars. Charles Perkins, CB&Q late president's memorial is in the bcakground.
"Rare and rarer", Chicago & Illinois Midland RS1325 #30 on loan to KJRY with ex CNW HE15 cCummins reengined GP7, at La Harpe, IL.
West (south) bound IMRL train near Centerville, Iowa