BNSF's Galesburg to Peoria manifest is on it's last lap to it's destination.
UP's M-PECL approaches the UP Adams St. yard in Peoria after pulling from the Tazewell & Peoria yard. Although difficult to see, a Pioneer (PREX) SW1500 switcher is last in this train as pulled f... (more)
Iowa Interstate's Peoria to Silvis train passing through Peoria with downtown buildings in background.
TP&W puts on a "power parade" as they deliver grain loads to the ADM ethanol plant in Peoria.
The UP Proviso to Pine Bluff manifest heads over Kickapoo Creek just west of Peoria. The UP (CN&W) low line into Peoria and BNSF (CB&Q) Peoria Sub travel under the far side of the bridge. The Mi... (more)
Two SD45T-2s pull intermodal loads down the BNSF (former CB&Q) main in a switching move. Intermodal and manifest were combined into one train at Galesburg necessitating this move at the destinati... (more)
It was not unusual for empty coal trains from Peoria area power plants to have a SP AC4400 leading. Given that cab signalling was required once these trains reached the UP Geneva Sub at Nelson, th... (more)
TZPR 1351 heads light back to East Peoria Yard.
A TZPR Industry job switches the PMP Fermentations plant along the Illinois River. This is former Rock Island territory. It's nice to catch a local job switching an industry on an industrial sid... (more)
The sun is just rising as an Iowa Interstate empty ethanol train makes its way through Peoria's downtown riverfront district behind UP and NS power.
Although rebuilt and designated a GP39-2, there is no mistaking the heritage of this locomotive. Since the HLCX lease units departed the property, BNSF at Galesburg puts a wide variety of power o... (more)
A single ES44AC pulls Iowa Interstate's PESI through the downtown Peoria warehouse district. The train is long, but mostly consists of potash empties, amounting to only about 2000 tons.
Twin former Santa Fe GP60's power the Eastbound Peoria Local as seen from the Adams Street overpass on the South side of Peoria on a rainy Tuesday morning, Sept. 9 8 2020.
Steve Smedley photo
The NS Monongahela heritage locomotive leads Iowa Interstate train "NSPEDM" (NS haulage, Peoria to Des Moines) through the downtown Peoria riverfront district.
Although repowered as a SD40-2, HESR3485 still shows off the SD45 profile as a TP&W crew backs grain loads into the ADM ethanol plant.