Flying blind. It only takes a couple inches of snow and 40 MPH winds to make big drifts in the open country. GEVO's 504 and 500 have been through some deep drifts as witnessed by the covered wind... (more)
Yard crews clean snow off the cab of GEVO 500 the old fashioned way after only a couple inches of snow but with 40 moh winds piled snow on both units. 500 and 504 have just come in on the CBBI and... (more)
GEVO 501 heads west kicking up the dry snow.
Lots of snow! GEVO 507 rolls through the yard at Marengo after bucking snow drifts since Newton.
Right behind J746 was a late running, eastbound CBBI. IAIS is a railroad that I love shooting in the snow.
With torch, bar, and maul in hand, crews attempt to clean the packed snow from the front coupler on 507. Operating with only one working headlight and the MU cable ripped out, it's easy to see how... (more)
The CBBI has uncoupled it's lead unit to head into the yard and left the remainder of the train and GEVO 509 idling in front of the old Rock Island Depot.
The shadow of GEVO 503 stretches over a field of Iowa corn as it chases the Council Bluffs to Blue Island train towards the east and Iowa City.
SD38-2 156 and GEVO 500 head the east bound CBBI through Downey on the way to a meet with the westbound BICB at Northstar at Wilton.
Winter time in Iowa! SD38-2 156 and GEVO 506 bring the Council Bluffs train into the Iowa City yard past the ex-Rock Island Depot on a snowy January morning.
SD38-2 is on the point of the eastbound as it passes a well worn Downey marker.
The autumn colors are starting to appear in the background as a pair of GEVO's bring the Council Bluffs train into the Iowa City yard.
CBBI approaches its final destination of Blue Island with SD38-2 running long hood forward leading the pack. Their are still Rock Island signals still active in the Robbins area making for some gr... (more)
CBBI starts up and heads east through Joliet, on the approach to Bridge 407.
A late running CBBI sits crewless in the Rockdale Yard.