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Sunrise/Sunset
The "golden" light
Photo Album By: Craig Williams
 
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Photo ID: 267880

The Spencer local pushes thru a decent drift near MP 163, just west of Sexton. With the train traveling 10 mph the snow begins to pile up on the front of the locomotive. This train was loaded at H... (more)

Railroad: Iowa, Chicago & Eastern
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: West of Sexton, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: IC&E 6407
Train ID: LSN-15
Photo Date: January 15, 2009


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Added: Jan 19, 2009

Screener's Choice
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People's Choice 2

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Photo ID: 267578

As the sun set on another winter day in Iowa, the Spencer local crawls along at 10 mph with a Hartley ethanol train for Chicago. This is the 1st train thru here for the past 24 hours, so these 4 4... (more)

Railroad: Iowa, Chicago & Eastern
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: East of Algona, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: IC&E 6407
Train ID: LSN-15
Photo Date: January 15, 2009


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Added: Jan 17, 2009

Views: 2,480
Comments: 2

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Photo ID: 267574

The Spencer day job has a Hartley ethanol train as they plow east out of Algona. This railroad is mostly 10 mph, so it is slow going pushing thru the drifts out here. This train will turn into a E... (more)

Railroad: Iowa, Chicago & Eastern
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: East of Algona, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: IC&E 6407
Train ID: LSN-15
Photo Date: January 15, 2009


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Added: Jan 17, 2009

People's Choice 4

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Photo ID: 266733

With the down turn in the economy, the UP, as most railroads have done, are getting rid of alot of their older power. The days of ex-CNW SD40's and Dash 8's in Iowa are pretty much a thing of the ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GP15-1
Location: West of Marshalltown, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: UPY 740
Train ID: LNM25 05
Photo Date: January 05, 2009


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Added: Jan 10, 2009

Views: 1,844
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Photo ID: 261580

The local crew is having problems with the road power so they grabbed the night job's power to spot empties at the quarry before running downtown to put water on the GP 39's. Here the crew is head... (more)

Railroad: Dakota & Iowa Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Haywarden, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: DAIR 6
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: November 25, 2008


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Added: Nov 27, 2008

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Photo ID: 256623

A Mason City, IA to Marquette, IA manifest train is parked outside of the yard at Mason City waiting on westbound traffic out of Marquette. Sunset is about here for the day as these 4 SD40's wait ... (more)

Railroad: Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: East of Mason City, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: DM&E 6070
Train ID: MMCMQ-25
Photo Date: September 25, 2008


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Added: Oct 21, 2008

Views: 2,315
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Photo ID: 256611

The Oelwein job is heading back north towards Oelwein at sunset. This crew went to work at noon at Fairbank and is making a Waterloo turn. At Waterloo they delivered cars to the CN and also left c... (more)

Railroad: Iowa Northern
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: West of Dunkerton , Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: IANR 3807
Train ID: Oelwein Crew
Photo Date: October 20, 2008


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Added: Oct 21, 2008

Views: 1,742
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Photo ID: 255331

A BNSF Coal train for West Olive, MI rolls thru the east end of double track at Riverside, MP 80.1. This train is about 55 miles from Holland, MI, where the train will get on the Montague Subdivis... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Riverside, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 8957
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: October 12, 2008


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Added: Oct 14, 2008

Views: 1,558
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Photo ID: 255291

As evening falls on the yard at Saginaw, a couple Alco's sits at the roundhouse. The 3515 is pretty much done with her career from the looks of things, while 281 looks like it is just waiting for ... (more)

Railroad: Lake State Railway
Locomotive: M420
Location: Saginaw, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: LSRC 3515
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: October 11, 2008


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Added: Oct 14, 2008

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Photo ID: 255268

The Durand Turn is slowing down for the south side of Bay City. This job runs around 9am, 5 days a week, from Bay City to Durand and back. On Saturdays an extra crew usually takes the train just t... (more)

Railroad: Huron & Eastern Railroad
Locomotive: GE C30-7
Location: Bay City, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: HESR 5086
Train ID: The Rocket
Photo Date: October 10, 2008


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Added: Oct 14, 2008

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Photo ID: 251921

The Peoria Western heads back towards Mapleton with 31 cars out of the TZPR's Creve Couer Yard in Peoria. This local has just clearded the Illnois River bridge with some local industry buildings i... (more)

Railroad: Peoria & Western Railway
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Peoria, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: PREX 1752
Train ID: TZPR Transfer
Photo Date: September 21, 2008


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Added: Sep 22, 2008

Views: 3,472
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Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 250309

7 FURX 40's power this Marquette, IA to Mason City, IA manifest train west towards Mason. The train is passing MP 37 as the sun is about to set. Ossian is at MP 36, which is 36 miles west of Marqu... (more)

Railroad: First Union Rail (FURX)
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: West of Ossian, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: FURX 8129
Train ID: MMQMC
Photo Date: March 13, 2003


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Added: Sep 09, 2008

Views: 3,839
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Photo ID: 249183

940 heads towards Mason City at sunset. This local is passing the Britt FC Coop a couple miles west of Britt. This job runs out of Mason City to Spencer one night and come back to Mason City the n... (more)

Railroad: First Union Rail (FURX)
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: West of Britt, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: FURX 7236
Train ID: 940
Photo Date: September 30, 2002


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Added: Sep 02, 2008

Views: 4,095
Comments: 5

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Photo ID: 248204

5 units power this Marquette, IA to Mason City, IA freight west as the sun sets on another day. This train is at MP 37, which is 37 miles west of Marquette. The 378/377 trains were the daily freig... (more)

Railroad: I&M Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: West of Ossian, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: IMRL 370
Train ID: 377
Photo Date: March, 2000


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Added: Aug 24, 2008

Views: 4,365
Comments: 10

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Photo ID: 247654

As sunset nears, this eastbound coal train is wide open trying to get speed up after just climbing Agency hill east of Ottumwa. This train is heading to the EJ&E at Eola, IL for furtherance to Ham... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: East of Agency City, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 9927
Train ID: CCDKMEOS
Photo Date: August 19, 2008


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Added: Aug 20, 2008

Views: 2,603
Comments: 2

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