One of the two Electro-Motive Division RS1325’s ever produced lies derailed in Pekin, Illinois on Friday, March 28, 2014.
Illinois & Midland Railroad # 30, built in the fall of 1960 for Chicago ... (more)
The Havana Turn returns heads back to Powerton with 1 car. They will pickup another 4 at Manito from Rickett Grain.
The southbound Havana turn heads through Forest City with 5 cars today.
Southbound I&M local crosses Spring Lake Rd just north of Manito.
The Powerton - Havana turn begins its short trip using 1 of the 2 RS1325 ever built by EMD.
I&M 30 North passes the mammoth coal-fired power plant at Kincaid. Despite its location in the heart of Central Illinois, Kincaid's main function is to supply electricity to the Midwestern megalo... (more)
Illinois & Midland's RS1325 30 passes a farm pond with Canada geese as the train returns to Powerton yards at Pekin on Monday morning after a quick trip to Havana.
STEVE SMEDLEY PHOTO
The 30 and its short train of 4 "Reeds" round the curve at Cimic after copying a Track Authority from the CN RTC. The train is just about to cross Route 104.
Classic Tower/Classic Power: Two of I&M's classic locomotives, RS1325 30 and SD18 60, pass Ridgely Tower with a southbound Havana Turn.
Smoke 'em if you got 'em!
On a cold February afternoon I&M 30 switches the Tazewell & Peoria's Limit Yard in Peoria, IL. Back during the winter I&M 30 spent time on the power short Tazewell & Peoria to help out.
I&M 30 and crew prepare to switch the Kellar Branch in Peoria, IL.
I&M 30 switching on the Kellar Branch in Peoria, IL. I&M 30 and 31 were the only two RS1325's to be built. Both units are ex - C&IM.
I&M 30 heading for home rails in Pekin, IL. There was only two RS1325 ever built I&M 30 and 31.
One of 2 RS1325's built rests at the I&M Enginehouse. Taken With Permission