The southbound Havana turn heads through Forest City with 5 cars today.
Southbound I&M local crosses Spring Lake Rd just north of Manito.
The Powerton - Havana turn begins its short trip using 1 of the 2 RS1325 ever built by EMD.
I&M 31 North pulls out of the "A" Yard at Shops with a short train headed to Powerton. The 31's orange paint stands in vivid contrast to the gray sky and white snow.
The 31 enjoys a last few minutes of slumber before its next call to duty for the 08:00 Shops Roadswitcher.
Study in EMD Styling: The 31 and 60 sit side-by-side at Shops Yard. Although the RS1325 is quite diminutive compared to the SD18, the cabs and noses of the two locomotives are virtually id... (more)
Nightfall on the C&IM A lineup of Chicago and Illinois Midland power rests at the railroad’s shops at Springfield, Illinois, on the evening of January 26, 1985. All-EMD, left to right i... (more)
C&IM RS1325 #30 working at Ellis, IL || October 1987
I&M 30 North passes the mammoth coal-fired power plant at Kincaid. Despite its location in the heart of Central Illinois, Kincaid's main function is to supply electricity to the Midwestern megalo... (more)
The I&M "Powerton Roadswitcher" passes the Aventine ethanol plant in Pekin, Illinois.
The 31 emerges from one of the car shop buildings after spotting the RIP (repair in place) track. This is about as close as you're going to get to a "tunnel" shot in Central Illinois.
One of the two RS1325 locomotives on the Illinois and Midland.
Classic Tower/Classic Power: Two of I&M's classic locomotives, RS1325 30 and SD18 60, pass Ridgely Tower with a southbound Havana Turn.
Smoke 'em if you got 'em!
C&IM RS1325 #31 in Springfield, IL.