BNSF and NS power lead CN manifest freight L571 as it crosses over the Cedar River on a sunny Iowa afternoon. Locomotives:BNSF 5707 AC44CWNS 4070 AC44C6M
With its station work completed, VIA's eastbound Canadian departs Calgary, Alberta, behind a trio of Canadian Pacific diesels, two GP9s and an RS-18. It was not uncommon at the time to find CPR po... (more)
A quartet of EMD's roar out of the tunnel and through the rock cut, dragging a train of coal loads bound for the power plant in Homer City. Locomotives:BPRR 3333 SD40-3BPRR 458 SD4... (more)
A CN empty ethanol train approaches Waterloo, Iowa with a rainbow lashup led by one of the few C44-9WL's remaining in BCOL paint. The conductor seemed to enjoy the attention as we gave chase to th... (more)
After work I was rewarded with two smokin bright future work horses with a southbound freight after meeting train Q253.
Railroading in Big Sky Country: The Montana Rail Link 844 local begins its work early on a late summer day. Today's train is pulled by a GP35 and a GP9. This truly is "Big Sky Country&... (more)
The last light of the day shines on an inbound Metra train as the F40 lets out a cloud of black smoke as it accelerates out of the station in the suburb of Elmhurst. Locomotives:METX 1... (more)
With the SD45's slowly fading from service, the Livingston Local is about as good as it gets on the MRL nowadays. Matched - classic power, mountain grades and industry switching; what could be be... (more)
Pouring on the smoke from the 3 older motors in the consist, 18M accelerates out of the slow order at Matewan with an SD60M leader.
The daily HUTR manifest cruises east into the morning sun at Arlington, SD. They'll stop to set out cars for the ethanol plant at Aurora and soybean plant Volga at the small yard at Aurora. They'... (more)
Iowa Interstate 703 leads the final benefit run of the day just northwest of Mitchellville, Iowa.