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Chicago suburbs hot spot Blue Island ILL. Nine class one railroads ,use these bidges and Metra to cross the Cal Sag channel and there is a diamond in the middle. A variety of power and color lots of trains CN/CP/IAIS/ICE/NS/UP/IHB/CSX /BNSF and some short lines.There are also two towers here one...
This beautiful Rock Island RS1 Alco Class S-62 is seen at the Oklahoma Railway Museum. This motor has spent some time down here in my state of Alabama. In 1968 it was sold to Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co. It was then sold to the Chattahoochee Valley Railway in the same year. The CHV was a...
This fine example of a lift trestle is now a walking bridge over the Arkansas River. This is the former Rock Island Line's trestle that crossed the river to access the depot just out of the picture to the right.
This poor quality photo is of the Rock Island Doodlebug resting at the former Ottumwa, Iowa station (long gone). It ran between Des Moines and Eldon, Iowa where it provided Des Moines passengers with a flag stop connection with the Golden State, Imperial and other California trains. Looks like...
This was found on a lying on a beach on Whidbey Island, WA. The wooden frame lying at an angle seems to have four flanged wheels, as well as a small winch at one end. Several rails can also be seen lying around. I have no idea what exactly this was.
A "local" which runs from the UP in Dalhart down BNSF's Dalhart Sub to pick up/set out cars in the old RI yard here in Amarillo and return to Dalhart. I like UP's choice of power for this train. the old Rock Island Bridge is now used as a storage track for UP.
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