The Challenger Union Pacific 4-6-6-4 3985 inside the former Rock Island shop at Silvis, Illinois. Built in 1943 by the American Locomotive Company, 3985 has been donated by Union Pacific R... (more)
Relics of the Steam Era Union Pacific 2-10-2 5511 and Union Pacific business car "Stanford" (ex-WP) inside the former Rock Island shop at Silvis, Illinois. These are two of several historic... (more)
Through the Paint Booth Union Pacific 2-10-2 5511 is eased into the backshop at Silvis on the evening of November 19, 2022. This historic locomotive has been donated by Union Pacific Railr... (more)
Right at Home Union Pacific "Centennial" DDA40X 6936 is spending its first morning inside its new home at the former Rock Island shops in Silvis, Illinois. The historic unit was ... (more)
IAIS GP38-2 714 leads the business train West through Moline.
On a beautiful 4th of July morning Iowa Interstate threw a few oddball trains on the railroad. The railroad usually shuts down on holidays and only had 2 Council Bluffs Switchers scheduled to run ... (more)
The talk on the block was once the Iowa Interstate got their 3 new GEVO's on property the 4 SD38's were going to be stored. That is what ended up happening in late February 2020. Back in mid-Febru... (more)
The BNSF R-CHI427 going past a bunch of Western Illinois College banners along the tracks in Moline, IL.
A BN GP30 crosses 55th St in Moline, IL on it’s way to the BNSF yard in Barstow.
Iowa Interstate SD38-2 150's auto-start turns the engine over as the crew gets ready to deliver the empty potash train to the CP in Davenport.
Iowa Interstate's eastbound manifest passes through downtown Moline with 2 ES44AC's, 2 GP38-2's and 1 SD38-2.
IAIS CBBI works its way east through downtown Moline, Illinois as the snow comes down. On point is IAIS 515, one of the newer gevos on the IAIS roster.
HLCX 1039 leads the Rock Island flip at Moline.
BNSF 2038 leads the Barstow local towards Rock Island.