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Photo ID: 423353

The westbound Marquette, IA, to Mason City, IA, freight train is at the bottom of Calmar Hill as they pass thru the "Fort." This train still has 69 miles back to Mason City. The 2 SRY SD38's trail... (more)

Railroad: I&M Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD F45
Location: Fort Atkinson, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: IMRL 393
Train ID: IMRL 377M06
Photo Date: February 06, 1998


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Added: Feb 01, 2013

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Photo ID: 421913

The Mason City to Marquette turn job is working back out of Marquette to Mason City as they pass MP 4. The 1st 13 miles out of Marquette the railroad twist and turns as they climb out of the Missi... (more)

Railroad: I&M Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: West of Marquette, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: IMRL 365
Train ID: IMRL 377
Photo Date: October, 1998


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Added: Jan 20, 2013

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Photo ID: 420811

The MRL kept power roaming on the BNSF early 1998 with the startup of IMRL to keep it in position for the startup. Here a pair of flares power this autorack train towards Chicago as it passes theu... (more)

Railroad: Montana Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: South of East Dubuque, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: IMRL 8924
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: April, 1998


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Added: Jan 10, 2013

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Photo ID: 420808

A Mason City to Marquette Turn passes MP 8 near Spook Cave. The last 14 miles on the IMRL 4th Sub between Monona and Marquette winds and crosses Blood Run Creek as they drop into the Mississippi R... (more)

Railroad: I&M Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD F45
Location: West of Marquette, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: IMRL 393
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: February, 1998


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Added: Jan 10, 2013

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Photo ID: 420114

The Austin local heads back to Austin out of Mason City with a plow and a handful of cars. Here the job pushes thru Grafton at MP 14, 14 miles north of Mason City.

Railroad: I&M Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD SD9
Location: Grafton, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: IMRL 602
Train ID: IMRL #952
Photo Date: January, 2006


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Added: Jan 04, 2013

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Photo ID: 385041

Westbound Marquette, IA, to Mason City, IA, manifest train pounds the 1% grade out of Jackson Jct. near MP 57. The train is 57 miles west of Marquette. IMRL's only F45 and 2 SRY SD38's have their ... (more)

Railroad: I&M Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD F45
Location: West of Jackson Jct, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: IMRL 393
Train ID: IMRL 377M06
Photo Date: February 06, 1998


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Added: Dec 26, 2011

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Photo ID: 384792

BNSF leased a bunch of MRL power in the late 90's to help out power shortages. Many units work the northern corridor on the BNSF. Here a southbound freight train is about to Crawford, on the south... (more)

Railroad: Montana Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MRL 315
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: March 08, 1998


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Added: Dec 24, 2011

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Photo ID: 384510

The Chicago Central owned the track between Portage adn East Dubuque til mid 1994. The BN used the same trackage with its Aurora Sub trains. Here BN train #104 blast out of East Dubuque with MRL p... (more)

Railroad: Montana Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD SD40
Location: East Dubuque, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: MRL 200
Train ID: BN #104
Photo Date: April 24, 1994


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Added: Dec 20, 2011

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Photo ID: 384506

The 1st year of IMRL ownership, the IMRL had alot of MRlLpower on lease to helpout startup. Thses ex-SP SD45's were some of those units. Here a mix of units heads west out of Marquette towards Mas... (more)

Railroad: Montana Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: West of Marquette, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: MRL 7547
Train ID: IMRL #377
Photo Date: December, 1997


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Added: Dec 20, 2011

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Photo ID: 334322

An eastbound is parked at the diamond at Savanna. Savanna was and still is a crew change for trains between Chicago, IL, and Davenport, IA. The signals here protect the BNSF Aurora Sub. The 393 wa... (more)

Railroad: I&M Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD F45
Location: Savanna, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: IMRL 393
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: March, 1998


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Added: Aug 11, 2010

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Photo ID: 333843

IMRL power began visiting the BNSF in 1997 due to the MRL staging power for the start up of the IMRL. The power then ran thru after that to balance out the coal trains the IMRL received from the B... (more)

Railroad: I&M Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: East Dubuque, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: IMRL 8924
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: April, 1998


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Added: Aug 06, 2010

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Photo ID: 333749

The Iowa Northern struggled in early 2000. The railroad became power short and borrowed power from alot of different sources. Here IMRL and MKM power blast thru Susie on the Illinois Central mainl... (more)

Railroad: I&M Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Waterloo , Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: IMRL 109
Train ID: IANR North Crew
Photo Date: May, 2000


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Added: Aug 05, 2010

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Photo ID: 330701

Westbound Marquette, IA, to Mason City, IA, freight train climbs the grade out of the Mississippi River Valley west of Marquette. This 14 mile climb can be tough climb if there is alot of loads fo... (more)

Railroad: I&M Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD SD40
Location: East of Monona, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: IMRL 218
Train ID: IMRL 377M22
Photo Date: March 22, 1998


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Added: Jul 06, 2010

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Photo ID: 330700

Westbound Marquette, IA, to Mason City, IA, freight train climbs the grade into Postville as they make their way west towards Mason City, which is still 83 miles west of here. 2 SRY's, 2 SD45's, a... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway of British Columbia
Locomotive: EMD SD38-2
Location: Postville, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: SRY 384
Train ID: IMRL 377
Photo Date: June, 1998


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Added: Jul 06, 2010

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Photo ID: 330692

Westbound Marquette, IA, to Mason City, IA, freight train is at the bottom of the grade west of Jackson Jct as they cross a small creek. Today's consist is an odd one, a F45 and 2 SRY's head west ... (more)

Railroad: I&M Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD F45
Location: West of Jackson Jct, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: IMRL 393
Train ID: IMRL 377M06
Photo Date: February 06, 1998


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Added: Jul 06, 2010

Views: 3,302
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