By late 2003, the UP United Way locomotive was looking a wee bit worn, but still quite striking.
When Pioneer Railcorp first acquired the Algoma Central FP9's, they stored them in an industrial park in north Peoria. In this photo, an outbound KJRY train from the Tazewell & Peoria yard has th... (more)
It's cold outside (0 degrees) as the TZPR Pekin Job makes its way past the Illinois River.
The Iowa Interstate "PESI" makes its way through the downtown Peoria riverfront area past the old Rock Island station (rooftop to the left). And, you can still get plumbing supplies at Nailon's.
Much has changed since I took this shot in mid-2001. The road parallel to the tracks in the foreground has been raised about 5 feet to alleviate flooding (you now drive down to the tracks), the R... (more)
A NS "DC to AC" Dash9, followed by a CSX AC4400CW lead this autorack train on the BNSF transcon.
This SD18 is still pulling, over 50 years beyond it's date of birth.
Twin TP&W GP40-2W locomotives pull a grain train through Collier Yard. The bridge in the background takes the UP Peoria Sub (former CN&W) overhead.
This shot is from back in the days when a Metra train set would be brought in for tours at Galesburg Railroad Days. A Metra is passing a BNSF freight being readied by its crew for departure.
A TZPR industry job pulls four Komatsu truck chassis through the downtown Peoria riverfront. To the left is the Seward Johnson sculpture of Lincoln explaining the Gettysburg Address to "mode... (more)
A couple of teenagers enjoy skateboarding as a BNSF coal drag rumbles by.
Double SD70ACe power up front on this BNSF coal train.
A Tazewell & Peoria industry job passes through the downtown Peoria riverfront area.
TP&W "kodachrome" locomotives?? When the Santa Fe sold off the TP&W in 1989, they included 19 GP20 locomotives in the deal. Here's number 19.
An Iowa Interstate crew takes this Cedar Rapids bound coal train past Peoria's warehouse district.