The TP&W shows us a little motive power variety.
NS train D45 got an early start out of Peoria this morning but didn't make it too far before hitting this gravel truck and then wedging it under the TP&W viaduct at Farmdale. The train continued ... (more)
NS D47 had a nice set of 3 perfectly matched "Conrail Quality" SD50's. Thanks to Steve Smedley for the heads-up on this train.
BNSF yards the Galesburg to Peoria train at the Tazewell & Peoria RR. This train is normally handled by the TP&W, but on this Sunday, was handled by BNSF itself.
NS train D47 crosses under the TP&W at Farmdale. Appearances by either railroad at this location during daylight are rare, so unfortunately, a meet does not seem to be in the cards anytime soon.
Tazewell & Peoria RR delivering unit ethanol train to TP&W. Approaching TP&W yard at Farmdale Jct.
Cab shot of the ex-ATSF geep 20.
A TP&W empty grain train from ADM approaches the East Peoria yards. The drivers on Washington St. are undoubtedly relieved that it is a relatively short train today.
Grain transfer to Peoria ADM plant. In this ever "urbanized" scene, it getting harder to pickout the RR bridge over Farm Creek.
The plant switcher sits idle awaiting its next loaded grain train from the Tazwell & Peoria.
Loaded coal train on its way to Havana Illinois
Amtrak's Prairie Marksman prepares to depart East Peoria for Chicago
The Pekin job heads south with 56 cars.