Mississippi doesn't get snow very often, and when we do the roads are normally not in good enough shape to risk an hour 1/2 trip to grab a few train shots. Today, most of the roads had been clear... (more)
RILX 4373 and 4310 sit tied down in Sumner, MS, sporting the Rock Island "Reborn Blue" paint scheme, a scheme, or a railroad name I never thought I would see in 2020, which prompted a 3,... (more)
Drone shot of Rock Island Rail's freshly painted Gepp getting ready for the days work.
Newly painted GP38's 4373 and 4310 depart Sumner Southbound with a cut of cars for the Canadian National Railroad and will interchange the cut in Swan lake.
Newly painted RILX GP38's sit tied down for the night after a days work.
Newly painted RILX GP38's sit tied down for the day after a days work.
RILX GP38s 4310 and 4373 are at Sumner, Mississippi on the morning of May 23, 2020.
The pair of newly painted Rock Island GP38’s #4373 and #4310 are seen here resting at Sumner, MS.
Left to right: Conductor Timothy Bell, general manager & locomotive engineer Reid Dawe, President & CEO Robert, J. Riley and director of customer service & sales Terry Redeker pose for a picture i... (more)
Meet Mr. Robert Riley, founder of Rock Island Rail who has brought his dream of a modern day Rock Island to life but in the Mississippi Delta region. On May 23, 2020 a special run was operated to ... (more)
RILX GP38s 4373 and 4310 are at Sumner, Mississippi on the morning of May 23, 2020.
Sittin' Pretty: The Rock Island's freshly painted duo of GP38-2s bask in the evening sunlight, as a friendly neighborhood pup enjoys the view of the beautiful engines adorned in "Rebor... (more)
After the unveiling of Rock Island Rail's new GP38-2, number 4373, it and 4310 begin a photo charter run south to Swan Lake.
Rock Island Rail GP38-2's 4373 and 4310 leads a cut of covered hoppers across Petty's Chapel Road in Sumner, Mississippi, shortly after a typical afternoon downpour in the humid Delta region.