The Iowa Interstate is my favorite railroad to photograph in the snow. Those colors really stand out. An extra eastbound waits on a new crew, with a pair of GP38-2's.
Eastbound leaving the Rock Island yard headed for Silvis.
Blue Island to Evans Yard crosses Broadway, then backs up onto the spur leading into the yard.
IAIS Rock Island Yd job drills a cut of cars on their mini hump at the east end.
An Iowa Interstate train passes the former Rock Island station in Iowa City.
IAIS 704 and 400 work the East end of the Rock Island Yard just days before the 400 series locomotives where stored in Council Bluffs.
The safety sign guards the entrance to the IAIS Rock Island Yard as the switcher drills carson the east end.
IAIS 704 goes through the yard as it heads toward first ave.
The crew aboard IAIS 704 is patiently awaiting for traffic to clear the busy interlocking at Blue Island so they proceed to deliver a cut of interchange cars to the Indiana Harbor Belt.
The east train enters Arsenal Island passing the flag flying at half-mast in honor of the late former President Gerald Ford, who was laid to rest this same afternoon.
Even though the Rock Island has been gone for 26+ years, small clues of its once great past still exist. Note the similarities in the bridge logo with the nose logo.
IAIS 704 leads 4 other GP38-2's and about 65 cars of general manifest under the former Wabash and through the southwest suburb of New Lenox.
The Rock Island signals still stand guard, albiet gutted, and have been inactive since the early 80s.
The west train has just departed Blue Island and is heading west along the old Rock Island under signal bridges leftover from Rock Island days.
The CSX job is tied down for the weekend in front of the yard office as the IAIS west train goes by one the old westbound main.