Continuing its shove move into IHB's Blue Island Yard, IAIS train BIIHB clears up the diamond at CP Harvey. The single track main in the foreground is the CSX Chicago Heights Subdivision. BIIHB is... (more)
After receiving the signal at CP 154 (also known as CP Francisco), Iowa Interstate train BIIHB begins its shove move to IHB's Blue Island Yard. GP38-2 701 leads the way, followed by a GEVO. GEVO's... (more)
BICB heads west through New Lenox for Council Bluffs with the usual solo gevo up front, in the last minutes of sunlight.
IAIS 152 & a Gevo leading their train from the TZPR in Peoria in the setting sun. This was my first of three chases I’d end up doing of the SD38s before they go put back into storage.
After the day before’s excursion out of Oxford, QJ #6988 rockets east early the next morning with a 60 mile deadhead move from South Amana for the next excursion out of Wilton. They are seen her... (more)
The duo of Iowa Interstate SD38s leading a Peoria bound manifest past the restored RI depot in Chillicothe.
SIPE notching up as they clear the town of Putnam on the Peoria Sub.
IAIS 153 & 152 leading their train of roughly 60 cars down the Peoria Sub through the fresh snow from Winter Storm Landon. This was the first train that occurred after all the snow fell.
PESI crossing a creek outside of the small town of Tiskilwa.
PESI notching back up to track speed after going through a 10mph restriction near Annawan.
With a clean stack and the reverser near centered, QJ 6988 flys past the rural fields of Iowa with the 2nd in a series of Wilton-originating excursions. 2021 would mark the last year of the QJs us... (more)
Screaming out of the Illinois River Valley, IAISs Peoria to Silvis train curves towards Tiskilwa with 99 cars. Two SD38-2s roaring uphill were music to the ears!
With the sun starting to swing to the west, Iowa Interstates Peoria to Silvis train cruises through Mineral with two newly reactivated SD38-2 locomotives up front.
On a hot summer evening, BICB sits tied down at Silvis with a trusty SD38-2 and a GEVO while they wait for a crew to take it to Council Bluffs.