The result of a switch left open. Around 40 loads of coal derailed near Stanwood, Iowa. No reports of injuries.
GE AC No. 6817 roars past us on the tail of an eastbound coal load at Clarence, IA. Normal operation here on the ex-C&NW is left-hand running.
An eastbound coal load passes under the big signal bridge at Camanche.
UP 7717 pushes on the rear of a fast moving stack train headed for Chicago.
The dispatcher runs a hot westbound stack train of domestic containers around one with marine boxes at DeWitt, IA.
A westbound Z train out of Canal Street in Chicago hustles past West Lowden, IA, on a beautiful afternoon.
The red crossing gate lights cast a red glow on the frozen, ice covered crossing.
A single UP GEVO leading a westbound auto rack leans into a curve east of DeWitt.
8051, 8050, and 8049, the final three GEVO's of a 127 unit order, cross the Mississippi River into Iowa with a long stack train in tow.
At sunset, a CTE pushes on the rear of a coal load as it passes steel grain silos at Wheatland, IA.
A trio of GE's lead an eastbound reefer train under the old Lincoln Highway bridge.
Getting the BSA 2010 wasn't planed but will take it as most trains ran East before the clouds filled in. They are on the new bridge, It is behind the old one. And yes the the new one is an odd des... (more)
A fresh looking ACe leads an east bound stacker.
Rolling into the small town of Chelsea, Best part was all EMD's.
Near-zero temps allow steams plumes from ADM's plant to rise high into the sky as a UP local heads for a customer.