Train time at MERC. A loaded train enters Midwest Energy as a empty train creeps towards the switch. The icicles hanging from the Ace's tells the story of how cold it was, -15 degrees.
DM&E 3801 idles in front of the yard office that is laced with icicles.
Draped in snow and ice, this Southern Pacific in costume only unit is quite used to winter, having spent years battling Canadian snows having been built for CN. Once it pulled passenger trains fo... (more)
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NECR train 323 heads north out Claremont. Todays' power is the GCSX 7362 and NECR 5032.
In one of the few spots in the Northeast where the entire train can be seen, a clean pair of ex-Conrail SD60Is lead a coal drag east on track 1 as see from the railfan bridge at Cassandra. You ca... (more)
Eastbound mixed freight grinds uphill with it's 10,200 ton train going by the icicle fence as seen from the railfan bridge in Cassandra with a light flurry in the air.
The ice flies as contact is made with the icicles hanging from the west portal. Icicles always make for some interesting moments for crews at Mingo Tunnel.
A single Dash-9 struggles through the S-curve at Highland Cut.
Icicles linger into the morning before the sun reaches them as SRC 31 runs light to the station.
The D795 illuminates icicles inside the Jack's Mountain Tunnel. This shot required a 20 minute walk through the woods.
The irony is that about the only thing moving at normal speed is the railraod after a spring storm with a 1/2 inch of ice brought Southern Ontario to a halt last night
This ice formed during the trip back from Council Bluffs on Saturday night during a freezing rain storm. L569 is in the background, on the main, ready to depart for Marcus.
As the sun disappears on the horizon, VTR 311 charges through the rock cut in Cavendish Gulf at a blazing 10mph. Don't let appearances fool you, when I sank into the snow next to the track it was ... (more)