Rock Island C415 417 in fresh paint at Blue Island IL July 1974. Built in September 1966 and lasting until the shutdown of The Rock in March 1980. I can't seem to find out what happened to this un... (more)
In July 1957 RI's RS-2s 450-451 were sent to EMD LaGrange, IL for repowering, with a new GP9 hood over the 16-567C engine. Long-end front operation remained. Unknown photographer listed on slid... (more)
A pair of IHB’s endangered SD20s shove a cut of cars across Leavitt Ave in Blue Island, IL
Rock Island U25B 225 waits for its next call at Blue Island Yard. The Old Rock island does not have much time left at the time of this photo
Rock Island SD40-2 4792 and 4795 at Blue Island, Illinois.
GTW 5827 brings a train thru Blue Island, IL in August of 1988. I think they need more bridges here!
Conrail SD60 #6816 and B36-7 #5045 are departing the yard in Blue Island, IL at the same time in November of 1986 while a third train will leave when they clear.
Chessie 903639 (ex-C&O 3639) brings up the rear of a freight in Blue Island, IL in October of 1986.
Really old and really new. Iowa Interstate GP10 #451 leads a freight that includes some brand new Metra locomotives thru Blue Island, IL in November of 1991.
Rock Island GE U25B 241, with UP GP30 855 and UP SD24u 3399 at Blue Island, Illinois August 28, 1975. Unknown photographer listed on slide, from my collection.
A face only a mother could love! CSXT 3001, a rare BQ23-7, brings a transfer run thru Blue Island, IL in November of 1991.
Two BN "Cadillacs" bring a transfer run thru Blue Island, IL in November of 1990.
UP 8938 leads two other units and loaded auto past the Broadway St. grade crossing at Blue Island. Photo taken from the still standing grade crossing tower.
The IAIS BISW shoves across the Metra bridge at Blue Island
A pair of BNSF GE's bring an autorack train through Blue Island in perfect evening light.