Those accustomed to Rock Island in maroon or red were startled in 1975 when the road’s new president John Ingram started painting cars and locomotives in white and blue. But Ingram had come out of... (more)
Just three weeks out of the Capital Rebuild Program at Silvis shops, new image GP7 4517 ambles through the old riverfront town of Peru, Illinois, in the historic heart of the Rock Island. Rails we... (more)
On a bright but very cold February 20, 1969, GP7 2811 rolls the (almost) daily local out of Santa Fe, headed down the 18-mile branch to a connection with the main line at Lamy. In 1880, the AT&SF ... (more)
Colorado & Southern 809, just arrived in Loveland with the Fort Collins local, has set out with three cars for lineside businesses. That accomplished, she’ll haul the rest of her train -- boxcars ... (more)
Colorado & Southern 809 is rolling into Loveland with the local from Ft. Collins on a pleasantly warm November afternoon, 1958. The heavy U.S.R.A. 2-8-2 was, until recently, Chicago Burlington & Q... (more)
A WSOR GP38-2 leads a local as it passes through the University of Wisconsin Madison campus.
A E&E local freight switches a cement distribution facility at Sioux Falls, SD on Oct. 9, 2013 w/ SW900 No. 17 and SW1200RS No. 7.
The southbound Hudson-Sioux City Local crosses the Big Sioux River in Riverside, IA on Oct. 7, 2013 with GP39-2s No's. 2511 and 2510.
The southbound Hudson-Sioux City Local passes the old grain elevator at Westfield, IA on Oct. 7, 2013 with GP39-2s No's. 2511 and 2510.
An eastbound Ellis and Eastern local freight heads for downtown Sioux Falls, SD on Oct. 9, 2013 with SW1200RS No. 7 and SW900 No. 17.
An eastbound Ellis and Eastern local freight crosses the Sioux River in Sioux Falls, SD on Oct. 9, 2013 with SW1200RS No. 7 and SW900 No. 17.
DAIR GP39-2s No's. 2511 and 2510 lead the southbound Hudson-Sioux City Local past the grain elevators at Akron, IA on Oct. 7, 2013.
A northbound CSX Local Freight hurries through Penola, VA on July 15, 2013, led by GP40-2 No. 6149.
A C&NW local freight passes through Marinette, WI on June 9, 1983 on the way it its next job. It was a pleasant day, good reason for some time on the front porch.
This is PRR's daily local, S71, which ran from Northumberland to Selinsgrove Jct., then out the Selinsgrove Secondary to the PP&L power plant in Shamokin Dam, PA. (coal loads). It then continued ... (more)