Local BUSW (Bureau Switcher) descends a nearly 2.5% grade after picking up empty cement cars from a remanent of the former IC Gruber Line that is now the interchange with Buzzi Unicem.
An extra Iowa Interstate westbound from Silvis to South Amana crosses the Perry Street bridge in downtown Davenport.
Iowa GP38-2 715 leads a extra eastbound ethanol train through Tinley Park, approaching the 80th Ave depot.
IAIS 715 leads an eastbound ethanol train through Tinley Park crossing 80th Avenue in the early morning.
The clouds continue to stick around central Illinois as two matched IAIS GP38-2's bring down a 24-car Bureau JCT to Peoria road freight (BUSW-21) through the small community of Rome, IL on a drear... (more)
Westbound FRA inspection special crosses the Rock river between Colona and Carbon Cliff,IL. heading for Rock Island.
An extra ethanol train heads east through Minooka.
The Peoria Rocket approaches the beatifully restored ex-Rock Island station at Chillicothe.
The Iowa Interstate hugs the Illinois River for much of its route to Peoria, but you would never know it with all the overgrowth between the tracks and the river.
Iowa Interstates Peoria Rocket is at Buffalo Bay, south of Mossville on the run to Peoria. The 715 has apparently lost its herald in a mishap of some sort.
STEVE SMEDLEY PHOTO
Iowa Interstates ''Peoria Rocket'', trundles along the Illinois Riverfront line as it nears Peoria, Illinois. The 715 is making a Sunday afternoon, Feb. 24, 2008 turn run from Bureau Junction to P... (more)
A IAIS GP sitting in the yard with her snowplow covered in snow while IAIS 157 sits connected to the long train.
IAIS 715 starts up on the main after the Westbound into Iowa City passes it on its way into the yard using the siding.
IAIS 715 heads west with IAIS business car "Hawkeye" on an inspection trip from Blue Island to Council Bluffs.
An IAIS westbound business extra pauses at Wilton for a boxed lunch.