A TZPR yard job makes a switching move as the NS empty Cedar Rapids coal train (NS 403, crew is for train D49) prepares to depart.
This TZPR job is pulling five Komatsu mining truck chassis from the plant on its way back to the yard. Of historical interest are the tracks in the foreground which are slowly disappearing into t... (more)
BNSF's M-GALPEI doubles their train into the Tazewell & Peoria yard behind leased HLCX power. The three radiator fans give this unit away as a rebuilt GP40.
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.
The 3443, 3442 and 3441 are all lined up elephant style as they deliver grain loads to ADM.
If buildings could talk, this one would have a few stories considering the railroad history it has seen. Just across the street from it, the Rock Island line turned into the Peoria Terminal (owne... (more)
Peoria & Pekin Union's Pekin Job is led by a SC15A-CAT on this fall morning. Three of these locomotives were built in the 1990's by the Peoria Locomotive Works. At last count, one remains (the 8... (more)
Ice on the Illinois River begins to break-up as TZPR's Pekin Job trundles by on its way to serve an industrial park and yard.
Iowa Interstate's Rock Island heritage unit heads northbound past the Peoria water works. While waiting to take this photo, a postman pulled-up by me and related his days from the early to mid 19... (more)
Iowa Interstate light power heads through Peoria's riverfront district to pickup an empty potash train to head back to Saskatchewan via a connection with Canadian Pacific.
A Tazewell & Peoria job enters the UP Peoria Sub to deliver potash loads to the Mosaic facility on the Illinois River a couple of miles south.
A TZPR transfer run with Iowa Interstate interchange passes under the I-74 "Murray Baker" bridge, which has been severed under a major road reconstruction. Construction workers work on ... (more)
With the purchase of the Decatur line by Watco, and the creation of the Decatur & Eastern, it would seem that scenes such as this at Decatur are now history.
CN's "Peoria Local" passes the old C&IM Pekin station as it attains home rails on its trip to Decatur, Illinois.
A couple of Wisconsin Central SD45's head-up this CN grain train bound for Decatur, Illinois.