A flared rent-a-wreck has 283's train on the roll after waiting for Amtrak to pass on main one. He'll be talked by the signal 2-1 ahead at Tamarack x-overs, traffic is stacked up on this Thanksgi... (more)
Amtrak is running at restricted speed on main one after passing the crossovers known as Tamarack. This was part of a six-train traffic jam due to problems with power switches.
CP's 277 train often gets DME/ICE/leasor power and today a green leader stands out against the snow at last light.
Last light of the day.
An interesting MOW move with a HiRail and 2-flat cars passes by on main #1.
CP 8831 throttles up after Amtak crosses over out of their way a few minutes before.
The Empire Builder is a couple hours late trying to make up a little time into Chicago.
Eastbound traffic moves again towards Chicago as a derailment is cleared some 100+ miles down the line. 298 is out of Portage headed east with mixed manifest, lumber loads, and tanks.
A 50-degree day has the snow melting in Wisconsin. The result is mushy roadbed conditions over the frozen tundra necessitating a few slow orders on both the CP and nearby UP Adams sub. The loca... (more)
Interestingly, both these trains had a SOO widecab trailing in their consists. 280 meets it's counterpart, 281, on the doubletrack at Tamarack. 280 has just crossed over 2/1 in front of 281, an... (more)
Today's parade of westbounds culminates with the passage of the Empire Builder, right on time.
A single golden-beaver leads #291 today.
Doublestacker #199 leads the parade of westbounds over the Watertown sub on this fine afternoon.
CP 8822 is a regular on the Watertown sub, this is the second time I've caught it leading a train in 5 days.
SOO power handles the Watertown Patrol today, heading back to base at Portage, about 35 miles ahead.