The "Bureau Rocket" makes a run from Silvis to Bureau during an afternoon snowstorm at the tail end of the several cold temps brought to the Midwest by the polar vortex.
Iowa Interstate light power heads through Peoria's riverfront district to pickup an empty potash train to head back to Saskatchewan via a connection with Canadian Pacific.
The Silvis to Peoria manifest departs Silvis Yard while the daily Council Bluffs to Chicago manifest waits to be switched.
IAIS GP38-2 710 leads the Rock Island heritage ES44AC 513 on a Silvis to Peoria manifest.
Iowa Interstate's Rock Island Switcher returns to the yard after working the Milan Branch in the early morning hours, passing the Del's Metals scrap yard. The white cones are retired windmill blad... (more)
Iowa Interstate's Rock Island Switcher works the Milan Branch, passing the Case Runaround and Rock Island River Terminal spur.
IAIS OCS west bound Moline,IL.on the BNSF Industrial. The building behind the train with the boarded up windows is the $30 million dollar Amtrak station project. Mind you there is no Amtrak servic... (more)
IAIS OCS approaching 7th Street East Moline.
IAIS OCS departs Silvis Yard.
IAIS OCS crosses the Mississippi River on the Government Bridge.
The IAIS borrowed WSOR theater car "Stone Gardner" to operate a special for the ASLRRA from South Amana to Silvis, passing the former Rock Island depot at Atalissa.
In the age of "big" GE and EMD power the old reliable GP's and SD's still pull their weight.