Iowa Interstate's Chinese QJ 2-10-2 6988 storms past the Putnam, IL elevator on a deadhead run to Bureau Junction after running public trips from Chillicothe to Henry all day.
Running on ex-CRI&P rails, the homeward-bound leg of the Henry turn passes the Putnam elevator as it travels northward on the Peoria branch toward a connection with the main at Bureau Junction.
A pair of GP38-2s haul empty sand hoppers to Chillicothe for loading.
On the way to work industries in Henry, a Chessie GP38 and a GP9 - still in C&O blue - top the hill just north of Putnam. Pretty soon new GP15Ts will bump these older units from this job.
A trio of Iowa Interstate EMD's lug a long mixed freight southbound on the Peoria Subdivision through a grain complex in Putnam, Illinois.
IAIS 702 leads two other locomotives south along the IAIS Peoria Sub as they pass through the grain complex in the small town of Putnam.
A trio of Iowa 6 axles are headed to Peoria on this day to interchange with the Tazewell & Peoria. Once at Limit Yard in Peoria, they will drop their 25 hoppers, and drag a loaded coal train north... (more)
CP grain empties rolling north toward Putnam IL.
Southbound Peoria Rocket under way from Bureau as it passes under the wooden trestle at County Road 340E.
The return leg of the Henry Turn is northbound on the Peoria line behind a trio of new GP15Ts. At Bureau Jct, the train will enter the mainline and head east.
Cruising along south of Putnam, Illinois along Iowa Interstate Subdivision 2, the Work IAIS 156 is heading Northward as it drags a Cedar Rapids Coal Loads on this former Rock Island line between P... (more)
The Bureau Switcher works its way southbound toward Peoria with 100+ empty coal cars, as well as a few other cars for interchange with the Tazewell and Peoria.
IAIS empty coal train heads for Peoria, IL.
An SD38-2 and three GP38-2s lead a Cedar Rapids bound coal train out of Peoria.
The empty coal train climbs the hill into Putnam on its way to Peoria.