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.
A short East train get through Atalissa enroute to Rock Island.
A CBBI rolls through downtown Davenport on its way toward the Government Bridge and a crew change in Rock Island, IL.
On the U.S. Amry-built Government Bridge, trains use the upper deck, while autos use the lower. It can be somewhat unnerving crossing the bridge in a vehicle when a train is rumbling overhead.
A CBBI switches Rock Island yard at dusk.
The engineer of a CBBI climbs back into the cab of his lead locomotive after checking something at the rear of the unit.
A CBBI switches the yard as a yard crew looks on.