Parked and needing a new crew, There's a lot of that going on today, 4 trains needing someone to run them.
In Dynamic Brakes there dropping in to the Turkey River Valley. I will take this over faded red ex CP's that I normally get.
Working hard pulling out of Lawler, Just topping the hill.
Crawling over one more hill on its way East.
Last winters snow and wind was an everyday chore till it got above 32 and crusted over. The ICE ( DME ) ran a Russell plow to nock back the drifts and keep them from getting to big.
Passing a picked field that you can't shoot with 7 feet of corn blocking the view
Super elevation in this Sharp curve has to be 3"+
MMCBE is about to make a set out as a photographer takes a closes up.
Running at 25 do to the cold temps and wind chills down to -25 to -35 we get some drifts from the high winds.
It's only about 14:00 CST, but this MBEMC is already casting long shadows as it rolls westward, nearing a typical Iowa winter woodland.