The L565 local rolls out of Dubuque for their daily trek to Manchester and back. This job works all the local industries between Peosta and Manchester, and will make connection most days with a L567 local out of Cedar Rapids at Manchester. Today 338 was delayed by the BNSF for over 2 hours, which meant 565 was stuck waiting in the yard, so they are getting a later start than normal. This job only has the single SD (5485), so they will take the 2 586 geeps (9572/5858) with them if tonnage is heavy for extra horsepower. Which is the case today.
The highway 20 bridge is the passage over the Mississippi River from Iowa to Illinois in the background.