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Monday, October 14, 2013



Today's sunrise.


Laura's pumpkin.


* Final phase of $1.6B high-speed rail project to begin.

* Decline of the Peoria Gateway: Utility-Owned Chicago & Illinois Midland Cuts Back. In part:

Another C&IM contribution to the Peoria Gateway was Pillsbury Mills. This plant, which opened in 1929, made wheat flour and food products. While some wheat could be shipped from local elevators (on C&IM and other railroads), some undoubtedly originated in the Northern Plains and routed via Peoria.

Very informative. Thanks, David.

* Milwaukee Road Engine No. 261 Turning. Watch this beautiful thing. Also, getting on the turntable and getting off the turntable.

Posted by Marie at October 14, 2013 9:23 PM