IAIS 152 & a Gevo leading their train from the TZPR in Peoria in the setting sun. This was my first of three chases I’d end up doing of the SD38s before they go put back into storage.
PESI crossing a creek outside of the small town of Tiskilwa.
PESI notching back up to track speed after going through a 10mph restriction near Annawan.
Screaming out of the Illinois River Valley, IAISs Peoria to Silvis train curves towards Tiskilwa with 99 cars. Two SD38-2s roaring uphill were music to the ears!
With the sun starting to swing to the west, Iowa Interstates Peoria to Silvis train cruises through Mineral with two newly reactivated SD38-2 locomotives up front.
After a long haul up IAIS’s Peoria Sub, the early 2000s consist of newly reactivated SD38-2s, and a GP38, pull to a stop to flag a crossing aside this elevator, in the tiny town of Putnam.
Fresh after a 2 year hiatus in a storage, two of the four Iowa Interstate SD38-2 locomotives, along with a GP38, crawl over the Illinois River in Peoria with a long cut of grain & manifest traffic... (more)