On the afternoon of April 30, 1988, a westbound Santa Fe stack train works upgrade through Houlihan’s Curve climbing Edelstein Hill west of Chillicothe, Illinois. The train is powered by GE C30-7 ... (more)
At 3:30 p.m. on the afternoon of August 20, 1988, a westbound Santa Fe freight climbs Edelstein Hill around Houlihan’s Curve west of Chillicothe, Illinois. The lead locomotive is an EMD FP45 that ... (more)
BNSF H1 SD40-2 1930 leads Local 105 west past the depot in Chillicothe.
6314 East descends Edelstein hill near Chillicothe Illinois.
Iowa Interstate train SIPE roars through the Rumbold & Kuhn elevator at Putnam, IL
IAIS 513 & IAIS 707 leading the Silvis, IL to Peoria, IL train past the restored Rock Island depot in Chillicothe on the former Rock Island.
A trio of FXE SD70Aces leading a grain train from Eagle Pass, TX through Chillicothe, IL on the former Santa Fe. This was a solid trio of FXE Aces until they added the BNSF Gevo 4th out in Ft. Mad... (more)
6988 puffs up the grade as it makes its way out of Chillicothe, IL.
Billowing through the wood line along the Illinois River is Iowa Interstate's QJ #6988. This steam locomotive was built in China in 1985 and is still seen in service here in the US.
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Warm weather as we take a trip to Chillicothe, IL to catch the Iowa Interstate Steam Excursions!
IAIS 6988 smokes it up past the Chillicothe Sportsmans' Club in a torrential downpour. Despite looking like it was flying along, the locomotive was at the maximum track speed of only 25 mph!
IAIS “QJ” 2-10-2 steam locomotive 6988 blasts past the Chillicothe Sportsmans Club in a thunderstorm on Saturday during its final run to Sparland. Copyright Steve Smedley
IAIS “QJ” 2-10-2 steam locomotive 6988 preps for a day of excursions in downtown Chillicothe.
The local is throttled up as it begins the climb up Edelstein Hill, rolling through the "S" curve under those classic Santa Fe signal bridges.
A Santa Fe Operation Life Saver Special makes a brief stop at Chillicothe Illinois on the ATSF main in 1987.