Crossing under highway 6 with a short run into Newton and the end of this crews day before heading out on its over night run to Council Bluffs.
Rolling into the small town of Chelsea, Best part was all EMD's.
Harvest Is about finished and the Ethanol is rolling East.
Rolling South along the river on one side and bluffs on the other finding a spot with sun is hard, At this spot a road runs to a boat landing.
Shooting Leaves and trains, The MILW 261 Fall Leaf special is 20 miles from La Crescent and wyeing the train.
Shooting Leaves and trains, Got one I liked a lot.
At Train fest first thing in the morning before the hordes descended and made shooting harder. To much coal smoke drifting by and cutting off light so I had to do it in B&W but giving it a 1950's ... (more)
Rolling thru the West leg of the wye at the posted 5 MPH is the Cedar Rapids job.
Clawing it's way out of one river valley and about to drop in to the next one.
Some have to work on the forth, The need for Ethanol out East keeps the trains running. Here there passing the old CC&P sign with a green diamond.
An extra running as the L 571 picked up storage cars and made a 75 car set out and picked up 25 loads and returned to Waterloo.
Nice set of of power for a local. Dash 9 and 3 SD70's
Having just worked New Hartford L570 has 17 more miles till the road work is finished then time to put the train away.
150 car train with 2 SD's rolls by at track speed 25 MPH, Yes it Needs paint!
Parked and needing a new crew, There's a lot of that going on today, 4 trains needing someone to run them.