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.
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)