It's been almost 23 years since the date of the BNSF merger, and here's a consist right out of the post merger days. A former BN "white-face" SD40-2 is followed by a unit in BNSF herita... (more)
A Tazewell & Peoria industry job passes the Peoria Riverfront Museum with empty flats bound for the Komatsu off-highway truck factory.
This is not the head-end of the train, but pushers called upon to push a Gateway Yard to Proviso train up the 1% grade of Radnor Hill out of the Illinois River valley. Two locomotives, which are ... (more)
According to my notes, these units were brought into town in a sale to Pioneer Railcorp.
GP20's, followed by the FP9 ABA set, head-up a KJRY train from the Tazewell & Peoria yard to Kolbe, Illinois.
Another view of the signal bridges at Edelstein, which appear to be nearing their final demise.
The KJRY train from the Tazewell & Peoria yard makes its way south along US 24, as the old Allied Mills building looms overhead.
We have known for some time that the signal bridges at Edelstein were on borrowed time, but now it appears that their demise is near. A BNSF "Z" train crosses over from main 2 to main 1, passing ... (more)
Iowa Interstate's Silvis to Peoria train passing the Peoria waterworks as it enters the North Limit Yard.
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.