Iowa SD38-2 150 and Rock Island heritage unit 513 hold in Rockdale, awaiting their window through UD Tower in Joliet.
Rolling east under the Rock Island searchlights, Iowa 153 and 508 are on the last leg of their journey to Burr Oak Yard.
SIBI makes its way east through Mokena, approaching 191st Street and passing the connection to Schilling's Lumber, which is serviced by the Chicago Rail Link.
After a short wait, Iowa 150 and 513 are in run 8 as they make their way east through Rockdale with an extra SIBI train.
Iowa SD38-2 150 leads SIBI east under Marley Rd in New Lenox.
A look inside the shop building where Iowa Interstate's 2-10-2 QJ's call home. The south end of the building contains a drop pit (under the regulator) and a work shop area.
I remember this trip well-- I figured these big consists of Paducah rebuilt GP10s lugging big trains across Iowa wouldn't last much longer...and they didn't. GP38-2s replaced these elderly consis... (more)
A visiting NS 3638 sits next to slug 651 on the house tracks.
Iowa 502 leads SIBI eastbound through New Lenox.
An eastbound Iowa smokes it up as it prepares to roll under I-80 in Mokena.