Today's NTWGAL included more than the usual assortment of GEs..... the BNSF 1718 (SD9) and BNSF 3547 (SW1200) were along for the ride. The BNSF 3547 was fifth from the rear on the train.
Unit train from Kansas City - La Crosse rolls through the swamp on Railroads Illustrated's Day In North America. This image was submitted but not published.
Empty Unit Grain Train from McCook. IL (IHB) - Aberdeen, SD with empty CHs on the front and empty ethanol tanks on the rear nears the North La Crosse Yard and a crew change.
Intermodal Stack Train from Tacoma, WA (South) - Chicago, IL (Corwith Yard) leaves the North La Crosse Yard.
The joy of getting this train with a new engine leading was soon over when I saw the peached-out POS trailing. Black and white is the only way to present this image!
High Priority Merchandise Train from Northtown Yard, MN - Memphis, TN heads east through the swamp as it begins its journey after working in the North La Crosse Yard.
High Priority Merchandise Train from Laurel, MT - Galesburg, IL with a nice set of clean engines.
High Priority Merchandise Train from Galesburg, IL - Superior, WI nears Grand Crossing.
The great lash-ups on stack trains continues through La Crosse!
Four railroads are represented here - two of which are gone but not forgotten!
No GEs? It's getting harder and harder to find an all-EMD engine consist these days. The X-train nears Grand Crossing.
Priority UPS-LTL Intermodal Train from St. Paul, MN - Chicago, IL (Cicero Yard) pulls east from the North La Crosse Yard.
High Priority Merchandise Train from Pasco, WA - Galesburg, IL heads east through the swamp after a crew change at North La Crosse.
Priority UPS/LTL Intermodal Train from South Seattle, WA - Chicago, IL (Cicero Yard) heads east from the North La Crosse Yard with a new CSX GEVO in the lead.
The La Crosse Town Job shoves back towards the North La Crosse Yard and Grand Crossing with a nice BN "Shoving Platform".