Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The ROCK 3.0: Havana, IL Coal Dock

While up in Illinois over Christmas, we drove through Havana, IL.  There were a couple of coal trains lined up in the small yard to be unloaded to barges on the Illinois River.  I snapped a few photos, but have some better ones from a few years back.  This is the former Chicago & Illinois Midland dock.

Cars are pushed up the grade via a mechanical arm.

Former Chicago & Illinois Midland 40' Single Sliding Door Box Car

Illinois & Midland Caboose.

I'm not sure what this machine does, but I assume this might be a coal storage yard if barges are not available.

You can see the rotary dumper dumping a load of coal inside the building.

Monday, January 11, 2016

The ROCK 3.0: What in the World?

What in the world is going on over at the ROCK?  I've noticed some changes over at the ROCK for the past few weeks.

Toledo Peoria & Western GP7s #102 and #103

Future Toledo Peoria & Western #800 and #801

Illinois Terminal SD39 #2301

Illinois Terminal GP7 #1603

Union Pacific B23-7 #137

Future Illinois Terminal SD39 #2305

Future Illinois Terminal GP7 #1605

Illinois Terminal RS1 #752

Chicago & Illinois Midland SD9s #50 and #54

Rock Island U30C #4589

Rock Island SD40-2 #4797

Illinois Central Gulf GP30s #2251 and #2265

Chicago & Illinois Midland Caboose #276

Rock Island Caboose #17206

Future Illinois Terminal Caboose 

Illinois Central Gulf Caboose #ICG 199423

Penn Central Caboose #22874

Collection of various roads cabooses

I'm not sure what is going on, but a lot of power from Peoria appears to be making its way north up on the Rock Island.