An Iowa Interstate crew guides this Cedar Rapids coal train through downtown Peoria's riverfront district.
There is something sacrilegious about this patch job!
TZPR's Kickapoo Job trundles by on its way to serve steel scrap businesses and a steel and wire mill.
TP&W's LaHarpe Local approaches the P&PU yard lead by a GP40X and a GP20. Note the experimental high adhesion trucks.
TP&W's intermodal train to Ft. Madison, Iowa crosses the P&PU Illinois River bridge on an unusual Sunday afternoon departure.
Lincoln seems to give the train a tip of his top hat as the Iowa Interstate "SIPE" (Silvis to Peoria) passes the Seward Johnson sculpture at the Peoria Riverfront Museum.
The Peoria Riverfront Museum now occupies the block across the street from the old Peoria Rock Island station. This replaced an old Sears store and attached parking deck, which was really decrepi... (more)
CN's Peoria Local heads towards the TZPR "hump yard" with a short train.
The distributed power units on this ADM feed train push out of town as a UP unit train of windmill blades waits access onto the Tazewell & Peoria to deliver at their yard.
BNSF coal train approaching Illinois Route 9 in Pekin, Illinois. The actual switch for the double track is actually a couple of city blocks back.
NS local train D49 makes an early morning escape after more snowfall overnight.
Reminds me of the 1971 hit by the Five Man Electrical Band--"Sign, sign, everywhere a sign; Blockin' out the scenery, breakin' my mind............".
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.