The ex-Rock Island depot still stands today in Geneseo, which is now used for an insurance company.
Before the BNSF derailment in late November 2003, the IAIS used to cross the BNSF and head straight down the gravel path that continues behind the 603. A pair of switches have replaced the diamon... (more)
An extra Rock Island to Peoria train gets underway at Atkinson after picking up a load of ties. The ties and ballast on the head end will be used on the on-going track rehab across Illinois. The... (more)
An extra Rock Island to Peoria train pauses at Atkinson to pick up a carload of ties. The first 39 cars are ballast for the on-going track rehab program underway across Illinois.
Heading to Peoria.