I kind of like the varied paint fading on this weathered 70MAC. This locomotive was the DPU all the way from Wyoming. Once BNSF delivered the train to Peoria, a TP&W crew jumped on the trailing ... (more)
On their final trip to Peoria and back, a GP20 and two of Keokuk Junction Railway's F units lead their train to Peoria.
The trailing A unit, PREX 1750, was built as CN 6502 in 1954. It worked f... (more)
KJRY FP9 1750 plus a B-unit depart Bartonville with their train, passing the old Allied Mills elevator. This is the last time these units will operate before being stored, if not retired, by the n... (more)
Two out of the three KJRY Fs switch out cars in Bartonville. This is the last time these units will operate before being stored, if not retired, by the new owners of the KJRY.
A Tazewell & Peoria job enters the UP Peoria Sub to deliver potash loads to the Mosaic facility on the Illinois River a couple of miles south.
GP20's, followed by the FP9 ABA set, head-up a KJRY train from the Tazewell & Peoria yard to Kolbe, Illinois.
The KJRY train from the Tazewell & Peoria yard makes its way south along US 24, as the old Allied Mills building looms overhead.
A westbound Keokuk Junction Railway freight switches a yard at Bartonville, Illinois at milepost 115 on April 7, 2016. Two EMD FP9s (Nos. 1750 and 1752) and GP20 No. 2003 power the train of “hot c... (more)
Keokuk Junction Railway's FP9A 1752 works Collier yard as it rolls past Keystone Steel & Wire. Steve Smedley photo
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.
Out of the shadows and into the sun. This Tazewell & Peoria potash train has just entered Union Pacific rails and is about 2 miles from its destination, the Mosiac facility on the Illinois River.
A UP grain train pokes through the tree tunnel on the Peoria Sub just south of Bartonville, Illinois.
On a line where the vast majority of trains are lead by GE AC4400's, it was nice to get a "9043MAC".
Santa Fe GP30 3230 leads a westbound TP&W freight departing the Peoria, Illinois, area. The interesting mixed power lashup includes a ATSF GP30/F7B/F7B/GP30, TP&W C424/GP40, ATSF GP30, and TP&W's... (more)