The Rock Island heritage GEVO kicks up some snow and rounds the curve at Durant, at trackspeed.
Over the years fans have shot this classic pose of Rock Island trains crossing the Santa Fe and GM&O diamonds at Joliet. 30 years after the Rock ceased operations IAIS 513 fondly brings back the ... (more)
A CBBI comes off the Government Bridge onto a causeway built up to the structure's second deck.
IAIS 513 crawls across the bridge connecting Iowa and Illinois, and is a few minutes from a crew change in Rock Island.
AHHH! THE LIGHT!!! IAIS 513 sees sunlight for the first time as it drags the Council Bluffs to Blue Island train out of Iowa City on a beautiful but cold January morning.
After switching out its train and getting more power At Iowa City and now crossing the frozen Cedar River on its way to Davenport and Rock Island.
First Light on a sharp paint job.
Having just met counterpart BICB at Northstar siding, IAIS #513 leads the East train past Gerdau Ameristeel's mini-mill at Wilton.
IAIS' Rock Island heritage unit leads the East train past the former RI depot at West Liberty.
With a warrant good to Rock Island, IAIS #513 shows what could have been if the Rock had survived as it carries the CBBI train past Walcott.
BICB sweeps past the elevators at Atalissa with RI inspired #513 on the point.
The CBBI train passes the junction with "Rock Island" power pointing the way.
IAIS #513 approaches the Government Bridge across the Mississippi River, leading the East train into the yard at Rock Island, Illinois.
IAIS' Rock Island heritage unit kicks up the snow coming out of Durant with the East train.
Rolling right along on its first run to Chicago. As with the last 2 weeks we can't get a sunny day.