The turn gets out of town ahead of the excursion trains.
After a successful appearance and excursion at Train Fest, the IRM Zephyr trainset & motors head home to Union, crossing the Rock River over the ex-CNW Freeport branch.
IAIS sets a new record for tonnage pulled by steam locomotives in 21st Century North America, roaring by delighted onlookers gathered by the Wilton depot on the way to Trainfestival.
#48 gets some TLC in the Springdale shops. Photo taken during shop tour in conjunction w/Arkansas-Boston Mountains Chapter NRHS rare mileage mixed train weekend. Thanks to the A&M folks for roll... (more)
With but a few miles left until the terminal, the Madison-Janesville leaves Milton YL and passes evidence of summer trackwork as seen through bent corn stalks that had been blown over by straight-... (more)
Ex-BAP geeps are in a dead line at Patriot Rail's SAV yard office. In-service geeps are stored in the barn to the right after each shift. Taken with permission.
Grain empties are forwarded to the loadout at Evansville on former CNW 100lb. mainline rails, now a 10mph spur restricted to 4-axle locomotives.
The east train swings onto the Mississippi River bridge before crossing into the City of Rock Island.
A motley crew of SD60 horses lead the Ford Fast westward through town on main #2.
An interesting baby Builder flashes by Wisconsin farms, giving extra toots on the horn acknowledging the fandom up on the ridge getting the shot.
The Pere Marquette arrives at Chicago.
Restless diesels. Checking my log notes, last time I saw #59 was 3/12 of this year in Stockton, CA. Many miles later here we are again.
The east train moves past Iowa backyards.
The morning fog burns off leaving the UP special in brilliant morning light, passing the old CNW mainline coal chute at Clyman Jct.
The east train slows to make a pickup at Twin States.