The end of an era? The Keokuk Junction Railway's FP9's and a GP20 are in charge of the Mapleton to La Harpe road freight as they pass through the small town of Blandinsville, home to 777 people. T... (more)
Keokuk Junction Railway's classic set of Funits climb the grade East bound into Blandinsville, Illinois on Tuesday March 5, 2019.
The Keokuk Job has run East to service the grain elevator in Blandinsville and is now shoving 11 loads West back to LaHarpe. The 56 year old former Santa Fe GP20 is part of the backbone fleet of P... (more)
KJRY's A-B-A F unit set marches west for La Harpe in the late Spring afternoon. The power spend the night there and return east to Mapleton the next day.
The Keokuk Junction Railway turn from Keokuk, Iowa prepares to cut off its train to the crew using the two FP9A units of the Peoria & Western.
STEVE SMEDLEY PHOTO
With out of service fire damaged B unit left in LaHarpe, the Canton Cannoball heads eastward with the matched pair of Aunits on the Peoria & Western.
The Bunit has been repaired after fire damag... (more)
The turn out of Keukok, Iowa ties into the PREX 1603, which has been pinch hitting for out of service B unit on the Peoria & Western, as the crew exchanges trains and power with the Canton Cannonb... (more)
With Peoria & Western Railway down to one operating FP9, the Canton Cannonball has made a rare trip all the way west to meet the Keokuk Junction job out of Keokuk, at Laharpe, Illinois. With siste... (more)
Peoria & Western's monday turn to La Harpe wanders past the cemetery in Blandinsville.
F units in regular service pulling revenue freight. No tourists. No passenger cars. This is as real as it gets.
Heading west near the small town of Blandinsville.