This angle really shows the length of a 110 car coal train as CRPE begins to pick up speed once again forging its way through a cut in the trees, what a scene it would be around mid October...
IAIS 708 and 704 now have the train back up to track speed ...25 MPH... as they cruise down hill through Coughlin.
Quite the tight fit is depicted as IAIS 708 manuevers through Peoria Heights; squeezing between Rte. 29, river side houses, and a nifty blue Chevy El Camino.
The emptie coalie drags butt has it it skirts along Rte. 29 in route to Peoria.
What seemed to be the quickest portion of track, CRPE screams through town around a sweeping curve as it prepares to battle upgrade, dropping 15 MPH in the process.
CRPE limps through Chillicothe at a stellar 10 MPH passing the vintage RI Depot and semiphore preserved for history's sake.
IAIS 708 with S3L air horn screaming cruises through Sparland with coal empties for Peoria.
A pair of IAIS GP38-2's double team an empty coal train out of Cedar Rapids comprised of 110 empties bound for the TZPR and CN in Peoria.