This ice formed during the trip back from Council Bluffs on Saturday night during a freezing rain storm. L569 is in the background, on the main, ready to depart for Marcus.
C779 is pulling the 2nd cut of cars out to the main to double up their train. Then they will head west to Sioux City where the train will be interchanged back to the BNSF for another trip to Wyomi... (more)
L571 has a good roll on them as they pass by the elevator at Alden on their way west to Ft Dodge.
You're looking at what there is of the town of Stonega, Iowa, as an extra L570 rolls east with a nice pair of GTW units.
An extra L570 just left Ft Dodge as they head east towards Waterloo with work today at Farmland Wye, Williams, and Faulkner.
Working hard to get 120 loads up the grade out of Ft Dodge these 3 units (2x1 dpu) are down to 10mph as they go by the old road crossing at National.
L570 had to go dogcatch L572 at Tara 1st. Now they just cut off at Central Ave to begin the task of combining L572 and L568 together to make their outbound.
An extra 571 from Waterloo to Ft Dodge is only 15 miles from Ft Dodge. This day was miserable for the conductor and me as winds were up in the 20-30 mph range all day!
An extra 571 is only getting 30 mph out of it's 2 SD40-2 as they work hard on a day where the wind speeds were higher than the train's speed in some locations. White out conditions existed here we... (more)
An extra 571 rolls west towards Ft Dodge on a cold windy day.
The new year has just begun in Waterloo as the night switch engines takes a break for a moment. This yard office will be replace with a new one this year.
The old Tara depot has seen it's better days. L573 has just gotten done with their work at Tara and has a diverging clear to head towards Council Bluffs.
A grain empty for Ida Grove pulls out of the siding at Duncombe at 10mph after meeting a grain train from Ida Grove.
Eastbound grain stops west of Williams to wait for L570 to get going after doing some local work.
An extra 571 rolls pass an old barn near MP 369 as it makes its way west towards Ft Dodge.