A pair of BN Executive Macs lead a coal train South on the Illinois & Midland through Pekin, Illinois.
Peoria & Pekin Union's Pekin Job is led by a SC15A-CAT on this fall morning. Three of these locomotives were built in the 1990's by the Peoria Locomotive Works. At last count, one remains (the 8... (more)
Ice on the Illinois River begins to break-up as TZPR's Pekin Job trundles by on its way to serve an industrial park and yard.
BNSF and UP coal trains sit at the plant in Powerton.
CN's "Peoria Local" passes the old C&IM Pekin station as it attains home rails on its trip to Decatur, Illinois.
Canadian National's Peoria Local rolls South along 3rd Street in Pekin, Illinois as it approaches a switch at IC Junction, which will take the light power onto the CN's Peoria District. Photo 29 N... (more)
CN's Peoria Local heads towards the TZPR "hump yard" with a short train.
BNSF coal train approaching Illinois Route 9 in Pekin, Illinois. The actual switch for the double track is actually a couple of city blocks back.
Reminds me of the 1971 hit by the Five Man Electrical Band--"Sign, sign, everywhere a sign; Blockin' out the scenery, breakin' my mind............".
An Executive SD70MAC holds in Pekin, IL.
It's cold outside (0 degrees) as the TZPR Pekin Job makes its way past the Illinois River.
An executive SD70MAC sits as a DPU of a empty coal train at Powerton Yard.
Three BNSF coal trains sit in the IMRR yard in Powerton.
Illinois & Midland Railroad RS1325 31 works the South end of the Powerton Yards in Pekin, prior to heading North to work customers. Sister unit 30 is now on the Chesapeake & Albemarle Railroad. Th... (more)
Illinois & Midland, using a rare combination of SD45 and RS1325 locomotives, hauls a definite "high wide" consisting of transformers to the nearly Powerton generating station.