Meet Mr. Robert Riley, founder of Rock Island Rail who has brought his dream of a modern day Rock Island to life but in the Mississippi Delta region. On May 23, 2020 a special run was operated to ... (more)
Rock Island Rail's freshly painted GP38s 4373 and 4310 are at Webb, Mississippi during the photographer's special on May 23, 2020.
Rock Island Rail's freshly painted 4373 is northbound at Albin, Mississippi during it's debut for the matching pair of 38's on May 23, 2020.
Rock Island Rail GP38-2's 4373 and 4310 pose for a night shot on the small trestle above the inlet to Swan Lake, in Swan Lake, MS.
The Rock's freshly painted 4373 is northbound in a "pan shot" at Albin, Mississippi during it's debut for the matching pair of 38's on May 23, 2020.
RILX GP38s 4373 and 4310 are at Sumner, Mississippi on the morning of May 23, 2020.
Sittin' Pretty: The Rock Island's freshly painted duo of GP38-2s bask in the evening sunlight, as a friendly neighborhood pup enjoys the view of the beautiful engines adorned in "Rebor... (more)
4373 & 4310 "Blowing out the Stacks" with the Hammer down, dragging a small cut of loaded hoppers Northbound to break-in the 'Reborn Blue' engines.
After the unveiling of Rock Island Rail's new GP38-2, number 4373, it and 4310 begin a photo charter run south to Swan Lake.
Rock Island Rail GP38-2's 4373 and 4310 leads a cut of covered hoppers across Petty's Chapel Road in Sumner, Mississippi, shortly after a typical afternoon downpour in the humid Delta region.
Only two major railroads ventured heavily into the peculiar mid-cab switcher offered by Alco in the Century series: RI and SP. The long hoods were the front on Alco's C-415's. They were ordered w... (more)
A single NW2 moves lite through Blue Island. Tom Golden photo.
Awaiting its next assignment, an EMD-powered RS-2 is seen at the Rock Island's 95th Street Yard. Tom Golden photo.
Led by a pair of Alco C415s, a Rock Island transfer has the all-clear to begin pulling through Pullman Junction. Tom Golden photo.
Rock Island Rail GP38 #4310 just after receiving its new number boards and builder's plates.