The AAPRCO Spring Meeting special passes over the Mississippi River into Clinton. The special is operating from Chicago to Kansas City via Clinton and the Spine Line. UP 8800 is required for cab... (more)
An empty Herzog ballast train brings up the 2nd half of the Nitrin Job back to Nahant with CP 6248 and CP 2202 along for the ride on the rear. The ballast train operated the night before, dumping... (more)
Rebuilt from SOO 6033, CP's new SD60-3 class engine 6300 sits at the west end of NRE ready to be picked up. NRE upgraded the electronics, traction motors, and gave it a new paint job.
A former Santa Fe SD40-2 breaks free from yard duty and stretches it's legs on the Barstow to Galesburg local.
A wild pre-merger mix of former ATSF, BN and some new BNSF are together on the daily Barstow to Galesburg local.
Five engines from NRE-Silvis are dead-in-tow on the daily Barstow to Galesburg local. The red and blue/yellow SD40-2s are former DM&E and the black GP11's are former Illinois Central.
A trio of rebuild ex-Santa Fe SD45-2's handle the daily Barstow to Galesburg local past the depot at Alpha.
One of Union Pacific's afternoon "Birds" ducks under the impressive coal chute at Nelson.
Former Santa Fe warbonnets 654 and 625 team up on the Galesburg to Barstow flip local.
A look inside the shop building where Iowa Interstate's 2-10-2 QJ's call home. The south end of the building contains a drop pit (under the regulator) and a work shop area.
An extra Bureau Switcher ("Rocket") pulled cars from Buzzi in La Salle, but was unable to deliver them to the CSX at Utica and instead took them to Bureau to wait for another day. The f... (more)
An extra Iowa Interstate westbound from Silvis to South Amana crosses the Perry Street bridge in downtown Davenport.
Iowa Interstate's westbound BICB switches the siding at Booneville.
The late running Clinton local pulls down the Bettendorf siding to meet southbound 474 before setting out cars and continuing to Clinton.
The 428 job to Bettendorf gets ready to leave the Lower Yard in Rock Island with the iconic Centennial Bridge spanning the Mississippi River in the background.