The Des Moines Switcher heads back to Des Moines with a few cars from the South Amana job they meet at Newton today. Here they pass one of the few restored depots along the Iowa Interstate, ex-Roc... (more)
Pulling east toward Moline on the BNSF, IAIS 701 leads the Walcott lunch train out of the Lower Yard.
Idling on the rear end of the Walcott lunch train, IAIS 701 waits for a day of scenic excursions during Train Festival 2011 in Rock Island.
Iowa Interstate 701 heads West through Downtown Des Moines with 25 or so cars,as my 7 year old daughter takes her first train picture.
More woes for the Iowa Chicago & Eastern: The Great Flood of 2008 has brought the Mississippi River several feet over flood stage in Davenport, IA. There are actually two railroad rights-of-way in... (more)
Light power from the Peoria Rocket passes through the restored warehouses on the Peoria riverfront heading to its Cedar Rapids-bound coal train parked at North Pekin.
IAIS 701 gets ready to make the loop north towards Amana, Iowa.
The Rock Island Switcher pauses on the street trackage while pulling the IC&E interchange.
The Rock Island Switcher pulls a cut of cars off the IC&E interchange. What was once the route of the Golden State Limited back in Rock Island days is now a humble interchange between the IC&E an... (more)
Three IAIS GP38-2's thunder through Mokena heading west. Behind the units are 2 PRSX GP9's headed for NREX in Silvis.
BICB gets ready to head west out of Burr Oaks yard.
The yard crew works on CBBI's pickup while the Milan Job cools its heals down in the yard.
The "East Train" gets it's power swapped out at Iowa City, Iowa before continuing the journey east to Rock Island, Illinois.