The KJRY job to Peoria is rounding the curve into the area known as “Hollis.” Everyone out shooting the train at this time was worried that they would wye the power at Peoria and have the 2003 lea... (more)
PREX 2003 & three other ATSF GP20U’s lead the west bound KJRY manifest out of the town of Canton in central Illinois.
A four pack of former ATSF GP20U‘s lead the West bound KJRY manifest towards Cuba, IL as they pass the sign for the Wee-Ma-Tuck Country Club. This train originated in Mapleton.
On their final trip to Peoria and back, a GP20 and two of Keokuk Junction Railway's F units lead their train to Peoria.
The trailing A unit, PREX 1750, was built as CN 6502 in 1954. It worked f... (more)
An eastbound KJRY transfer from Mapleton to East Peoria heads into Peoria.
KJRY's train to the Tazewell & Peoria yard looks like something right out of the 1960's, with an ABA lashup featuring standard cab GP20s on each end and a FP9B in the middle.
La Harpe to Mapleton train approaches Cuba as sun breaks out amid threatening skies
Diamond no more An eastbound Keokuk Junction Railway freight passes the former crossing of the Burlington Northern/BNSF Lewistown Subdivision (running from Yates City to Vermont, Illino... (more)
Pioneer RailCorps Tom Black watches as Dave Henry slowly rolls the Westbound Keokuk Junction Railway train into the siding at Good Hope, Illinois for the meet with an opposing train out of Keokuk,... (more)
Keokuk Junction Railway's Canton Cannonball heads east out of LaHarpe on a cold Monday afternoon, Nov. 17, 2014.
Steve Smedley photo
Eastbound train is leaving Bushnell with a GP20 and 2 FP9A engines on rather rough track.
The KJRy/P&W "Canton Cannonball" westbound at Good Hope,IL. where it will meet its eastbound counterpart.
Set of PREX 2003 - 800-2053 on the Canton Cannonball at Mapleton last Saturday Jan. 31, 2009. Hopefully Funits will return from repairs soon!
STEVE SMEDLEY PHOTO