Coming home to roost. An ex-Rock Island GP7R in CNW clothing rests in the ex-Rock Island Yard in Des Moines. 4142 was originally RI 1299 and rebuilt to GP7R status 4467 in the Rock's CRP.
A decent looking Rock Island SW 1200 lays over in the CNW yard in Des Moines, Iowa a few days after Christmas 1986.
A one of a kind-SD CAT. In an attempt at re-powering, CNW shop crews put a V-12 Cat enging into SD45 6000. Due to limitations with compatibility with the generator and excess weight of the re-powe... (more)
It's not often you see Rock Island business cars, nonetheless painted in Blue and White! Original shot by Jim.
Leading RI 4314, 4300 is at a crawl on this soon-to-be sunset evening. Original print by Jim.
Experimental strobes mounted, Rock Island 4300 creeps out of Des Moines with a short, all boxcar train. Around the time of the photo, Rock Island had been experimenting with putting strobes on the... (more)
QJ 7081 leads sister 6988 and two cars off of the Iowa Interstate and onto the Union Pacific at Des Moines. This was the deadhead move for the June 9th charter with BCIB-07.
The Iowa Democratic Party Special, bound for Iowa City, Iowa, departs from the historic Rock Island station at Des Moines, Iowa.
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.
The IAIS, BNSF, and the Iowa Democratic Party got together and ran a special train from Des Moines to the Governor's Inauguration Dinner/Ball that evening in Iowa City. The golden dome on the hor... (more)
The IAIS, BNSF, and the Iowa Democratic Party got together and ran a special train from Des Moines to the Governor's Inauguration Dinner/Ball that evening in Iowa City.