Empty grain train heads west over the hilly terrain of Iowa. The steam from the Big River Resources LLC ethanol plant west of Dyersville can be seen filling the sky behind the lead locomotive.
M33791 heads west after working at Dubuque. Although a rarity these days, all three engines were pretty clean and sharp looking in the engine consist.
M33791 heads west and downhill towards Galena, IL. One of the eight engines will be set-out at Dubuque for the Dubuque local. The previous evening, the Dubuque local derailed coming out the Rent... (more)
CP 581 heads west across the Mississippi River on its journey to St. Paul, MN.
After working in the La Crosse Yard, CP 277 eases down towards the B&B to pick-up their paperwork.
The first train to run east on Main Track 2 after 16.6" of snow fell. The loaded ethanol train blasted through snow drifts at every road crossing it encountered.
The loaded unit ethanol train was the first eastbounnd out of La Crosse after 16.6" of snow fell on Saturday. The Mississippi River bluffs were beautiful on this cold and clear Sunday afternoon.
The second eastbound out of La Crosse after a 16.6" snowfall. I waited longer than expected in sub-zero windchills along the frozen Mississippi River for this train to arrive, but it was well wot... (more)
A nice wave by the engineer on 2nd 276 is a great complement to an all-EMD consist for Sunday's first 276 to run east. Train 276 was at LaCrescent, MN doing work and would head east later in the ... (more)
No tanks were encountered on a chilly Sunday morning as Amtrak #8 raced by headed for its next stop in Tomah, WI.
On the last weekend of the regular 9-day Wisconsin Deer Season, an orange-clad hunter keeps watch while CP train 280 struggles up the hill towards Tunnel City.
After waiting its turn in the North La Crosse Yard, the vehicle train finally blasts off and heads east.
Train 579 grinds its way slowly uphill as it heads west towards Monona, IA.
A colorful assortment of power leads the daily Northtown - Galesburg merchandise train east towards Prairie du Chien.