An EMD SD70M-2 leads a Northbound stack train down the EX-WC main.
Racing west at every bit of track speed, train LTA41 has an awesome trio of grey and red GP60's (UP 2050, SP 9732, UP 1965). Even if SP 9732 wasn't leading, it was still quite a catch for 2011.
With the sun setting fast, I found the only pocket of sun left in town and tried to make the best of it. Here's UP 1988 leading the Operation Lifesaver train back to Council Bluffs.
MVPPR passes a classic midwest farm near Augusta on a warm 70 degree October day.
MBUVP of the 19th pulls out of Rodell after meeting two eastbounds.
An empty Roseport hopper train filled out with manifest on the front meets ZCHEM at Rodell.
An empty Roseport hopper train filled out with manifest on the front, pulls into the siding at Rodell to meet ZCHEM. Finding a pair of ex. CNW SD40-2's on the line might get harder in the future ... (more)
Two miles from end of track warrant, ZCHEM passes a local farm just east of Altoona.
Not exactly a great day for photos, but then again, it's not everyday a CNW unit is leading. CNW 8701 takes the "Vipper" eastbound at Rodell.
A rather rare combo of power for this area leads MVPPR out of Altoona with an SD60M, SD70ACe, and SD70M. Also dead in consist and barely visible is a LLPX GP38-2 and UP SD40-2.
Late running Z train heads west near Augusta. These trains have been running with NS power since mid summer.
Two tunnel motors haul a dead SD40-2 in the middle of the consist as they depart Altoona with a warrant to MP 125.
Grain empties bound for the CP head westbound at Augusta.
Grain empties bound for the CP in Minneapolis cross Highway 10 at Fairchild.
After meeting the wayfreight, MVPPR pounds the CN diamond at Merrillan.