CRI&P Management is very pleased with delivery of the Peconic Rebuilt RS2s. Four units have had electronic upgrades and outfitted with new paint and decals. The quality of work provided by Peconic Shops is outstanding!
Our company photographer was on scene at Davenport today photographing the new units.
A special thanks to Larry Keller of the Peconic Railroad. His dedication to the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific is unmatched! Thank you Larry!
Joliet - Upon arrival of the rail train from Maryland crews quickly went to work. All industrial trackage at Joliet is complete along with the main and siding. The CB&Q local served as a test train switching all the industrial trackage. All have passed inspection. Joliet is my favorite place to hang out on the local so far. Awesome switching opportunities there.
Rock Island - Industrial track has been cut and temporarily in place. A local has worked the industrial trackage. All have passed preliminary testing. The track will be permanently affixed later this weekend.
Our company photographer was in the area today providing the photos below:
(CB&Q Left / Rock Island Right)
American Service Company
Coal Unloading Track
American Can Company (White Paper)
w/ receiving in rear, load tracks in front
American Service Co.
Coal bridge (background)
Another view of the industrial trackage
Midwest Paper Stock Co. (Left)
American Service Company
Coal unloading track
Town Station (foreground)
After enduring lengthy disputes between the CRI&P's two Engineering Foreman's (A.T. & Timmy), finally an agreement was made on the track alignment for Joliet. Roadbed was re-aligned and the originally installed West Joliet switch was relocated. Track crews were then able to prepare the roadbed (cork) for the main and siding down to the CB&Q crossing. The main track was then laid from the West Joliet switch down to the underpass just beyond the CB&Q crossing. Two test trains (passenger/freight) were operated over the new track with success.
Car Department reports that 12 of the estimated 30 cars have received the new low profile wheel sets.
Sales Department reports that Joliet Grain Company (located between Joliet and Stockdale) completed construction (Walthers Farmers Coop Kit) today. Track crews were on scene this evening laying the spur trackage. Track capacity is 5 cars.
Track crews laid 75% of the siding at Joliet. Crews are awaiting a switch required to complete the siding. The storage/interchange track at Joliet was installed. Track capacity is 6 to 8 cars depending on length. Crews prepared the roadbed past the underpass halfway to Blue Island.
Late this evening, crews cut and prepared the track for welding from the underpass toward Blue Island just pass the CB&Q switch.
CRI&P Management praises the efforts of the construction crews.
Engineering is at Joliet working out the final track alignment and agreements with industries.
Left to right starting with the cork is the siding, main, storage track (6 to 7 car capacity)
White paper is American Can Co. O.L. King & Sons in the back ground.
Walthers Superior Paper Mill to the left. Receiving for American Can in the rear of the building.
I'm looking at placing the Lumber Mill between the rear American Can lead (off the main) and track curving toward the foreground for the Superior Paper Mill.
CB&Q Connection in Joliet. Single track crossing.
Work crews have re-focused their attention on the industrial trackage back in Davenport and Rock Island. All industrial trackage in Davenport minus any future additions behind the yard throat has been installed. Crews then moved further up the line to Rock Island. Crews are waiting on some more pre-fab turnouts to arrive to complete the Rock Island trackage. While waiting, crews will most likely move up the line to Bureau and Stockdale to complete industrial trackage in both of these locations.
Continental Grain Elevator at Davenport
Fruit Distributor (right)
Fruit Distributor (left)
Continental Grain Elevator in background
Industrial Park in East Davenport
Another view of the East Davenport Industrial Park