CN Peoria local doing work in South Pekin.
UP yellow contrasts well with dark skies that portend heavy rains.
Southbound unit coal train
On a trip to central Illinois in February 1984, I paced a northbound C&NW train on its "SI" line (between Nelson, IL and East St. Louis, IL) through blizzard conditions. After the snow paused for ... (more)
Canadian National's Peoria Local stops in South Pekin, IL to pick up a few hoppers from the siding on its way back south to Decatur, IL. In the foreground is some irrigation equipment used to wate... (more)
Finally after nine hours of pumping the air up the empty CN Cedar Rapids coal train is under way and is heading south at track speed on the CN Peoria Subdivision. With the temperature hovering aro... (more)
A southbound Union Pacifc grain train rounds the curve at Chester L Rd. North of South Pekin, IL. Whats neat about this grain train is that at the other end of the train it has a single DPU unit o... (more)
Union Pacific MDMAS has just arrived at Townline Rd. just South of South Pekin and now waits for a new crew. The pile of ties on the right is pretty much all that is left of the Chicago & North We... (more)
A Southbound UP Grain train waits for a fresh crew just South of South Pekin at Townline Rd. on a very warm February day. The tracks to the left are what is left of the Chicago & North Western yar... (more)
Union Pacific train MPRPB heads South on the Union Pacific Peoria Subdivision. The train is seen here crossing the Mackinaw River Bridge at Mackinaw Valley Park Rd., Just South of South Pekin, IL ... (more)
UP's Engineering Special heads into South Pekin for its scheduled crew change.
Union Pacific special rolls along in the Mackinaw River bottoms, south of South Pekin, Illinois on its way to a crew change. The Wednesday leg of UP's engineering special saw the train run later o... (more)
With her days numbered, this geep poses at South Pekin.
UP's A-B-A set of E-9s head south over the Mackinaw River trestle a few miles south of South Pekin.
East bound loaded grain train