One of my all-time favorite paint schemes finally graces our town when I’m there. I’ve found that the trains all run at certain times if everything is going well but the particular train in t... (more)
Behind a small church there’s a great little spot as a daily mixed freight grinds along and 30 MPH dictated to reduce break-in-twos between MPs 385-395. Seems to be working and sure does improv... (more)
Photo by Gary W. Zeitler, from my collection.
One of this year’s graduates rolls along with the now semi-intermodal train filled out with coal on the head end. RCR. Railroading for the convenience of the railroad.
A special appearance by a one and only beauty. Courtesy of management the unit was outside the gates for a few minutes for our edification. Every beauty has a best side or at least another.
A special appearance by a one and only beauty. Courtesy of management the unit was outside the gates for a few minutes for our edification.
DPU on this EB freight is almost always buried in the train but on this date I got lucky. We had UPs on their opposite number. A most unusual day here in monochrome land.
Having just met an eastbound this intermodal is accelerating by the empty athletic fields of the beautiful rural campus.
A well powered westbound freight wanders through the backyards of one of the picturesque Amana villages.
This mixed freight catches all the low priority stuff. Today they are ferry power west for whatever reason.
With four units, one offline, this eastbound mixed freight has a speed limit of 30MPH but may have been making 20 at best as he heels into a curve east of town.
What a difference a decade makes. I was on my way home from my Mom's when I caught this westbound in the dying light. Now the CP is about a mile west of here, NS has no SD70M-2s. Mom too has m... (more)
That is more like it! PC I mean. This commemorative is getting a bit ratty with a patina which is reminiscent of its namesake as it charges thru town leading a monster train at speed.
How green was my valley? Gotta be an old movie buff to get that reference. Rolling through the verdant countryside dotted with historic old farms this “hot” intermodal is obeying the 30 MPH ... (more)
With a DPU down and a huge train on unable to proceed considering tonnage grades etc. they are waiting while conductor ties down 40+ brakes on the section behind the DPUs. It’s 12:38. They’... (more)