Chessie System acquired a number of new GP15s in the early 1980s, and assigned several of them to a captive pool operating on the ex-Rock Island line west of Joliet. Once they arrived, the Henry ... (more)
SLRG 515 and 100 lead the Iowa Pacific special by the Rock Island depot in Depue, closing in on Bureau.
Iowa Pacific's E8s lead the westbound CRSA special through Depue.
IAIS 708 lead's a high and wide westbound at DePue, IL transporting a wrecked CN 2191 to the shops at Silvis, IL
I chased the BUSW back west thinking she'd be struggling with the loading.
Here the ''non-wavers'' crew is passing what is left of the depot in Depue.
STEVE SMEDLEY PHOTO
The Ottawa to Henry turn is approaching the old Big Four line to Zearing IL. This train has L&N switchers and Alcos in tow for Chrome Crankshaft at Silvis IL. The Iowa Railroad will forward thes... (more)