Due to flooding in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa, the BNSF detoured coal trains where they could. This empty coal train ran over the Iowa Interstate from Colona, IL to Council Bluffs, IA.
Spring thaw means Mississippi River flooding in downtown Davenport. The CP will run trains through the floodwaters for as long as they can, until the River gets too high. Another engine was on the... (more)
A BNSF Geometry Train pauses at the former Dri-Line depot in downtown Rock Island to pick up the local engineer to pilot it across the Crescent Bridge.
A BNSF Geometry Train crosses the Crescent Bridge after wying on the Davenport side of the Mississippi River for the return trip to Galesburg.
Southbound CP 674 crosses Mad Creek at Muscatine, IA with 100 loads of fracking sand for Texas behind Norfolk Southern's Lehigh Valley heritage painted ES44AC.
The "Bureau Rocket" makes a run from Silvis to Bureau during an afternoon snowstorm at the tail end of the several cold temps brought to the Midwest by the polar vortex.
The first of the 8200-series AC4400CWM rebuilds leads 474 over Pine Creek south of Montpelier.
CP 4107 and 4106 tag along for a ride at the headend of 474. The pair are going to Relco in Albia, IA for some modifications and repairs.
The KCS Veteran painted SD70ACe leads an empty oil train northbound on the Canadian Pacific between Montpelier and Buffalo, IA on the run to Winnipeg. The trailing CP engine would be added to the ... (more)
Iowa Interstate's westbound BICB passes through downtown Moline.
Iowa Interstate's westbound BICB passes the eastbound approach signal to the Government Bridge in Davenport.
A former Burlington Northern SD70MAC built for coal service looks out of place leading a stack train westbound on the Peavine.
A pair of Iowa Interstate GP38-2's pull the business cars west out of the Mississippi River Valley on an inspection train that ran from Rockdale, IL to South Amana, IA.
Iowa Interstate's RIRSW leads slug-first over the calm Mississippi River at sunrise on their way back to Rock Island after working the Wilton area.