With daylight slowly running out, 507 has been breaking through drifts for many miles. Just west of Marengo they hit a big one.
IAIS 507 crest a slight hill as it heads for Davenport. On a whim I decided to drive to Iowa in hopes of getting IAIS 513 but it was not to be.
An IAIS mixed freight sits tied down outside the yard.
Westbound Blue Island to Silvis road freight passes the old Rock Island depot at Morris on a hazy summer morning.
Westbound BICB heads thru Anita IA on a cold winter day in 2016.
IAIS detour on BNSF.
CBBI-17 with 507 and 150 has pulled up to a stop at Silvis while the SISW and future SIPE power sits on the RIP tracks. Locomotives in NRE's deadlines round out the background. As seem from the IL... (more)
A late running CBBI makes it way east to Blue Island, IL
Iowa 507 leads the BICB west past the John Deere pavilion in Moline.
CBBI creeps slowly along on the BNSF Industrial track towards Silvis.
Iowa 507 leads a fellow sister and IHB 2161 into New Lenox.
A 2nd eastbound roars uphill out of Joliet, behind a pair of ES44AC's. Third out is an IHB "Genset", enroute from Silvis to Blue Island.
An extra from Silvis rolls west towards Iowa City.
The conductor (back around the bend) prepares to break the train to take a cut of hoppers to the siding in Homestead.