Seeing two local trains in a row isn’t bad, especially on a warm, sunny April Fools Day!
It is April, but I’m not fooling. Early Saturday afternoon, I caught TZPR 1520 (an ex-Apalachicola & Northern SW-1500) pulling 21 empties across ADM’s River Track at Bridge Junction in Peoria (ABOVE). The 1520’s crew had just pushed the cars out of ADM’s South Yard, which is out of view behind me.
Closely following TZPR 1520, TP&W 3046 (a former Indiana & Ohio Railway GP40) pulled 13 cars through the same location (BELOW) enroute to East Peoria. The last six were set out at TZPR’s East Peoria Yard.
– David P. Jordan