This is the old Milwaukee Road Depot in Mason City. This depot is no longer used since the CP has build a new office near the roundhouse on the southside of the yard. In 2018 the CP was going to d... (more)
A interesting work train heads out of Mason City on the UP Spineline. The train needs to go all the way to Nevada to wye the train and come back (180 miles!). Here the train crosses the CP Sheldon... (more)
Iowa Traction Railway Company Steeple Cab #54 and crew collect an empty ceterbean car from the Red Diamond Processing & Packaging siding, in Mason City, Iowa. No. 54 is one of many 100+ year old t... (more)
UP "Big Boy" 4014 sits at Mason City before heading north along UP's "Spine Line" to St. Paul on July 17, 2019.
Big Boy 4014 gets topped with water while people from the area view the locomtive
The 1921 built number 51 occupies 15 Street SW as it heads for another cut of covered hoppers from the Canadian Pacific interchange.
Sometimes the shadow can be your friend. I like how the ground guy's shadow it prefect in on the ground and how the motorman is working on flipping the trolley pole for direction change in this sh... (more)
Jordan Spreader plow train has re-crewed on the south side of Mason City and will work its way north on the Spine Line.
Snow piled high after the latest storm Iowa Traction shoves a cut of cars into the AGP plant.
With snow piled high Iowa Traction motor waits to switch plant.
Two UP Geeps of SP and Rio Grande heritage switch cars at Golden Grain Energy on the south side of Mason City, IA and just off the UP Spine Line
The last electric interurban freight railroad in action, as IATR 60 leads a short manifest west for awaiting customers along the line.
A brand new UP SD70AH makes its way south through Mason City, IA on the UP Spine Line.
The Chicago & Northwestern heritage unit rests awaiting a new crew on the south side of Mason City, IA next to the Golden Grain Ethanol plant on the UP Spine Line.