I&M 60 and 61 await their next work in Taylorville, IL in this 2001 scene.
My Thursday off work began with the I&M 60 heading south for Havana with a handful of cars. The railroad has replaced several trestles and culverts, along with cleaning out the ditch between Power... (more)
The Iowa Interstate ES44AC has just cut away from its inbound train while the TZPR backed in its power led by a SD18 borrowed from sister railroad I&M. Big power for both railroads, but from enti... (more)
With the cab facing south, Illinois & Midland 61 is seen along the blacktop between Forest City and Manito, Illinois. The 60's and two RS 1325's are equipped with dual controls.
SAM SMEDLEY P... (more)
Chicago & Illinois Midland fell under the umbrella of Genesee & Wyoming in 1996, and was renamed the Illinois & Midland.
To find a pristine SD20 still in C&IM paint, along with the classic aban... (more)
A peak into the shops shows 462 and 2003 undergoing extensive overhauls. 462 was having a traction motor swapped out
On a cold February afternoon I&M 30 switches the Tazewell & Peoria's Limit Yard in Peoria, IL. Back during the winter I&M 30 spent time on the power short Tazewell & Peoria to help out.
The I&M head for the Tazewell & Peoria Railroad with the High Iron Travel passenger special in Pekin, IL.
I&M 60 and 61 prepare to enter Crescent Yard in Powerton, IL with the High Iron Travel passenger special. Wonder how long it has been since a passenger train has passed over the old C&IM?
I&M 30 and crew prepare to switch the Kellar Branch in Peoria, IL.
In a lashup only the I&M could create, a RS1325 and SD18 lead a train of empty CWEX coal hoppers to the TZPR RIP track.
I&M 30 switching on the Kellar Branch in Peoria, IL. I&M 30 and 31 were the only two RS1325's to be built. Both units are ex - C&IM.
A short I&M train heads under the river docks at Creve Couer.
I&M #31, only one of two ever built, shows-off its 2 axle flexicoil trucks and short hood as its awaits its signal to back into the TZPR yards.
On a frigid Sunday night, Illinois & Midland #31, one of only two EMD RS1325's rests within the Powerton engine shed in Pekin, Illinois.
STEVE SMEDLEY PHOTO