With the sun already partially below the horizon, an Iowa Interstate train with interchange from DM&E heads across the Government Bridge from Davenport, Iowa to Rock Island, Illinois. The double ... (more)
While power rests in the morning sun a CRIC with IAIS 500 leading rolls into the yard which is also occupied by the BICB train who's power is barely visible at the west end of the yard.
7 GP 38's head east to pull grain from Adair. Here 708, 707, 628, 603, 627, 626, and 602 roll along around 5 miles east of Anita. Anita is in western Iowa, where daylight trains are not real commo... (more)
Iowa Interstate GP38-2 708 takes the point followed by a pair of GEVO's as they head west on the BICB east of Atalissa, Iowa.
IAIS 708 + 709 lead the Council Bluffs > Blue Island manifest through Davenport.
A empty IAIS coal train heads for Peoria on a nice and sunny Spring day.
IAIS empty coal train heads for Peoria, IL.
Iowa Interstate train to Peoria arrives at the North Limit Yard behind 3 long-end forward motors. Interesting that there is a "Ronald Reagon Trail" sign (to the immediate left) in that the IAIS w... (more)
A late running West train throttles up for the climb at Davenport.
Iowa Interstate #708 leads SD38-2 #156, bringing 106 empty coal cars to a stop in Rock Island Yard for a crew change on Father's Day. The engineer must be ready to head home to spend time with his... (more)
The new BICB power is to left: IAIS 708, 709, 706, and 712; and off to the right is ICCR's power: 703, 153, 701, and 711; gathering their train for the trip to Cedar Rapids.
Although the Iowa River bridge was never double-tracked, Rock Island civil engineers were planning for it with double-track piers during construction.
The empty coal train squeezes through the narrows in Peoria Heights. A few houses, the railroad, and the four-laned Rte 29 are crammed between the Illinois River and the bluffs.
The empty coal train climbs the hill into Putnam on its way to Peoria.