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  1. Western Maryland GP40

    Western Maryland GP40

    This train was transferring from IHB's Blue Island Yard up to CNW's Proviso Yard on the IHB. The train is about to cross the Santa Fe diamond at McCook, IL. I'm not quite sure of the year, probably the mid 80's though.
  2. BN'S Ravenna Sub

    BN'S Ravenna Sub

    BN Northbound Coal Train at Grand Island, Ne. with a pair of C30-7'S for power
  3. BN'S Ravenna Sub

    BN'S Ravenna Sub

    BN Westbound Coal Train at Grand Island, Ne. with a SD60M leading a C30-7
  4. BN'S Ravenna Sub

    BN'S Ravenna Sub

    BN Westbound Coal Train at Grand Island, Nebraska
  5. Iowa Chicago & Eastern's Marquette Sub

    Iowa Chicago & Eastern's Marquette Sub

    IC&E Northbound Freight Train rumbles through Green Island, Iowa with a pair of SD40-3'S for power
  6. Ganville Island Diamond

    Ganville Island Diamond

    Rails in the pavement that lead to nowhere but create an interersting pattern
  7. Rock Island 4599

    Rock Island 4599

    It is a cold February night in 1975 as Rock Island 4599 (U30C) sits at R.I.'s Peach Yard in Fort Worth.
  8. Saga of Rock Island 17080

    Saga of Rock Island 17080

    Here's the Rock Island caboose 17080 rolling through Wichita, Kansas back in 1973 looking like brand new but it's not. The inset photo shows it on its side in north Wichita where it derailed along with a grain hopper. Here it is rebuilt and looking like new.
  9. Rock Island 4321

    Rock Island 4321

    Rock Island 4321 (GP38-2) at Peach Yard in Fort Worth. Jan 1978.
  10. Rock Island 4311

    Rock Island 4311

    Rock Island 4311 (GP38-2) sits outside engine facility at Peach Yard in Fort Worth. June 1977
  11. New Metra MP36 on the Rock

    New Metra MP36 on the Rock

  12. Rock Island Blue

    Rock Island Blue

    GP 40 3001 and 3004 wait for bridge 407 at Joliet IL to lower before proceeding Eastward to Blue Island with an Equipment move in June of 80.
  13. The shutdown blues

    The shutdown blues

    After the Rock shutdown on 3-31-80 several equipment moves plied the rails. Here is GP-40 3003 leading a Westbound move approaching the US Rte 6 overpass East of Morris IL in July 0f 80.
  14. Rock Island memory

    Rock Island memory

    Westbound freight hustles west of Joliet Il on a cold December day in 1976.




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