Yard 5 at IRM generally has a couple of units lined up for morning light. Here the BN 1 and UP 1848 fit that description.
The SP 975 sits in low, early morning light on the steam service tracks at IRM. The 975 is an ALCO product, produced in 1918.
The ATSF 2903, built by Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1943 for the Santa Fe, is displayed at IRM. The 2903 is a heavy Northern type locomotive, it weighs in over 510,000 pounds, while the FP45 next... (more)
Another display Santa Fe Railway Historical and Modeling Society tour at IRM. Here the 92 shows off its fresh coat of silver on the trucks and fuel tank.
On July 17 the Santa Fe Railway Historical and Modeling Society toured the museum as part of their Chicago convention. For this event a few Santa Fe displays were arranged. Here we have the Green ... (more)
The Manly Junction owned Rock Island E units were on loan to the Hub City Heritage Museum for "Railroad Days" display. Here the slant nosed 630 sits, casting it's reflection on the rail... (more)
FRESH ROCK ISLAND PAINT. Here the Rock Island 4506 is displayed for the volunteers who had worked on the restoration of the unit, from C&NW 4160 back to its rebuilt appearance as the ROCK. Test ... (more)
The FP45 was last model of passenger locomotive purchased by the Santa Fe. Here the 92 poses next to the C&NW style dwarf signals at the west end of the depot.
A display of BN units was put together for visiting "Friends of Burlington Northern" members. Here the BN 1, BN 2, BN 5383 and BN 3 are lined up under the sanding tower at IRM.
It runs again!! The Santa Fe 92 has returned to the Illinois Railway Museum after receiving major work at National Railway Equipment in Silvis, IL. The 92 is shown here while performing some tes... (more)
C&NW 411 sits quietly, staged for the next days operations at the Illinois Railway Museum.
Thick exhaust hangs in the air as the C&NW 411 pulls forward during a Illinois Railway Museum night shoot.
A Indiana Harbor Belt transfer to the Iowa Interstate was preparing to depart. The third unit, dead in tow, is the ATSF 92. Here the unit was being sent by the Illinois Railway Museum to NRE in ... (more)
The DLW 644 takes its turn for cab tours while on display in the Bob Julian Roundhouse during the Streamliners at Spencer event.
The Santa Fe cantilever still stood, along with the grain elevator, as this westbound BNSF train rolled west on the transcon.