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Runaround in Rock Island

Del’s Metals looking north

Del’s Metals

Del’s Metals looking south

31st Ave.

Sara Lee plant

Stockyard runaround just south of Sara Lee

Consumers aggregates aerial view

Rock River crossing with lattice truss bridges

Big Island road

Milan depot with Eagle Sub in the foreground

Milan runaround on Andalusia Sub

Milan runaround as it curves to the southwest

I-280 overpass looking north at the Andalusia runaround

Categories: Prototype


  1. Hello!
    I am following with great interest your version of the old Milan run on the former Rock Island Line. I grew up with the R.I. and have many fond memories chasing the swithing run to Andalusia and Coal Valley. I can dig up some slides to share if you like. Used to be part of the Rock Island & Peoria RR before they had to abdicate due to the airport being built. Me: cactus.hugger@hotmail.com

    • Hi Bob,

      Thanks for following my Milan branch modeling adventure! Sure, I would love to see your slides as I’m interested in all aspects of the line.

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