A clean UP locomotive basks in the afternoon sunlight awaiting its next assignment at Ames IA.
A 2x1x0 consist on the North Platte, NE to Elkhart, IN (NS) bound manifest start to lug the massive train in the sag between College Farm Hill and West Ames.
Two SD70Ms race through Ames, Iowa on Track 2 with a baretable train of Spine Cars heading west towards Boone for a crew change and will continue west towards Council Bluffs and beyond.
A clean SD70ACe and SD70M lead an Eastbound Manifest on Track 1 under neat the signals in Ames, IA.
A patched CNW sneaks through downtown Ames in the peak of blossoming season (and ironically the first day of ISU's "Dead Week").
Brand new UP SD70ACe's 8342 and 8337 are the sole power leading a westbound stack train through Ames. Yellow Scotchlite was present on both units.
An SD9043MAC leads an empty grain train destined for the West Central elevator at Jordan, IA.
UP 3068 leads a lengthy manifest through the heart of Ames.
MNPSS (Manifest; North Platte - South Saint Paul) rolls eastbound through Ames behind two AC-CTE's.