With the virus affecting business this spring, CN had really cut back on people and service days thru out Iowa. The west end had been pretty much went to 3 days a week service including the jobs o... (more)
2CROPP-11 is by Woodbine. The former C&NW unit is in fresh UP paint and this railroad will be double tracked in the near future.
It is almost nostalgic to see a coal train these days but just a few years ago they ran in profusion. Here another set of empties heads back to Wyoming.
This view at Woodbine shows the 7023 & 8033 on another empty coal train. SD50/60's and Dash 8's were the state of the art power on these trains for some 8 years until the first Dash 9's and C44AC'... (more)
A nice broadside view of UP4014 gives one an idea of the size of this engine as it rolls thru the Boyer River valley in Iowa.
The Big Boy has just departed from a servicing stop in Woodbine, IA as it makes it's way thru the Boyer River valley on the run from Des Moines to Omaha. This is one of the return legs of "The Gre... (more)
This long Proviso to North Platte drag has one unit on the point and a mid-train DPU which can barely be seen just to the left of the crossbuck in the picture.
Amidst a very dry fall season a bit of railroad color ameliorates the bleak surroundings as UP 8084 cruises downgrade west of Woodbine, IA. By Christmas the landscape would be snow covered and the... (more)
WB coal empties about to roll under the IC / CCP overpass in Woodbine, IA.
One of the GE C60/44AC "convertibles" is about to duck under the IC overpass west of Woodbine, IA
There's no evidence of the UP "merger" here three years after the takeover as three C&NW units move an eastbound towards Proviso. This area between Missouri Valley and West Denison would... (more)
The snow is starting to lighten up as UP 3558 runs a North Platte manifest west outside of Woodbine.
A Westbound passes through Woodbine,Iowa.