Remembering Iowa Interstate back in the day, when they ran a steady diet of well-worn Paducah rebuilt locomotives. It's a much different looking railroad today.
In March 2008, I published a photo (reference photo 228921) from this exact location. A comment posted on that photo said "Let me know when it's up for sale". Well Mitch, it seems that... (more)
A single SD38-2 has this empty grain train moving at track speed on the former Rock Island line out of Peoria, Illinois.
With its work at the local ADM Plant completed, TZPR 1520 prepares to head home.
TZPR SW1500 1520 prepares to depart the small yard in Peoria Heights with a local.
IAIS detoured train BICB passes through some fall colors.
Figuring out where the road starts and the railroad begins is usually difficult without snow in Peoria heights. The snow just makes things worse.
The Bureau-Peoria roadswitcher heads southboun... (more)
Two firsts for one of my train photos--a IAIS DPU unit and a Porche!
Do you need a "foul line" in your driveway?
Photograher's notes: This is Iowa Interstate (former Rock Island) trackage heading directly into the TZPR North Limit Yard. Due to a number of circum... (more)
Newly repainted into P&PU heritage, CIRY's second unit on the branch idles awaiting it's next assingnment at the northern end of the Kellar Branch. CIRY now shares operations with Pioneer Railcor... (more)
The plow clears the front deck's railing by about a foot - this house comes closer to a rail line than any other I've seen! It's even got a river view and its own dock, too.
The perfect house: Just outside Peoria, a beautiful view of the Illinois River out the back deck, and the Iowa Interstate running just off your front deck. Sounds like my kind of house! IAIS 721 i... (more)
The empty coal train squeezes through the narrows in Peoria Heights. A few houses, the railroad, and the four-laned Rte 29 are crammed between the Illinois River and the bluffs.
Quite the tight fit is depicted as IAIS 708 manuevers through Peoria Heights; squeezing between Rte. 29, river side houses, and a nifty blue Chevy El Camino.