IAIS 152 & a Gevo leading their train from the TZPR in Peoria in the setting sun. This was my first of three chases I’d end up doing of the SD38s before they go put back into storage.
With the sun starting to swing to the west, Iowa Interstates Peoria to Silvis train cruises through Mineral with two newly reactivated SD38-2 locomotives up front.
A Silvis to Peoria grain train passes through Mineral.
Iowa Interstate's Silvis to Peoria train passes one of the many grain elevators that dot the mainline system-wide.
Norfolk Southern's "Honoring Our Veterans" SD60E leads Iowa Interstate's Silvis to Peoria train along US Highway 6 at Mineral. Happy Veterans Day!
Norfolk Southern's "Honoring Our Veterans" SD60E leads Iowa Interstate's Silvis to Peoria train along US Highway 6 east of Annawan. Happy Veterans Day!
The IAIS operated a special train to move CN 2191 from Chicago to NRE's Silvis, IL shop. CN 2191 was involved in a wreck at Slinger, WI and is being taken to NRE for evaluation.
Working its way West on the Iowa Intrastate for loading on an NS Island of trackage left over Wabash of the line to
Des Moines Iowa.
NKP 765 cruises through Mineral on its way back to Rock Island.
NKP 765 runs at track speed through the rural town of Mineral with an excursion to Bureau, IL. Amtrak's phase I and II heritage units, 156 and 66, respectively, are behind the big Berkshire. The t... (more)
With a convoy of chasers along Route 6, NKP 765 leads a passenger train towards Rock Island.
After laying over east of Peoria the night before, NKP 765 leads a passenger train by the grain elevators in Mineral bound for Rock Island, the sight of Train Festival 2011.
A very late West train has the #512 in the lead, with a generous cut of ethanol empties tucked behind.
Westbound train No. 2 passes the elevators at Mineral behind a rare former IC GP28, only 26 were built by EMD.
The empty coal train heads east for Peoria.