The endless supply of foreign power to Iowa for CN continues. Here the Kirk Yard to Waterloo daily manifest train rolls thru the small town of Winthrop, 30 mile east of Waterloo. 30 more miles and... (more)
Standard cab Illinois Central 1030 leads a pair of Canadian National engines, the 2521 and 2202 on the westbound manifest train heading to Waterloo.
Ethanol taking on the curves.
The daily Kirk Yard, IN, to Waterloo, IA, manifest train rolls west thru the small town of Winthrop, IA. Today's train has a couple older girls powering the train, 5440 and 5372. The train is abo... (more)
M337 Is making its way over or around the Iowa Country side on it's way from Chicago to Waterloo.
Grain on it's way to ADM.
Harvest Is about finished and the Ethanol is rolling East.
Clawing it's way out of one river valley and about to drop in to the next one.
Making it's way over and down another hill their well on the way to Chicago.
Making time across snowy Iowa.
Crossing the old wood trestle over Buffalo Creek.
About to take the downword slide into Winthrop after topping the hog back.
Hitting the super evaluation at Winthrop reverse curves that had posted speeds of 40 to 60 MPH over the years, Its 40 MPH now.
Markham Yard-Chicago, IL, to Waterloo, IA, manifest train rolls west into the afternoon light outside of Winthrop. The sun has finally dropped under some low clouds that kept most of the afternoon... (more)
Blasting up the hill along Beth Siding. Was hoping the wind pushed more snow in to drifts but none that I had time to get to. 300x1.4 x1.6 = 672 MM