This westbound empty coal train heads west as the day comes to an end. This empty originated at Baldwin, ILL and is heading back to South Black Thunder Mine in Wyoming for another load.
As the sun begins to set this grain empty pokes along at 10mph as it heads north. In 20 miles this train will turn the corner at Rolfe onto the Laurens Sub for the 28 mile trip to Albert City. Thi... (more)
The sun is about to drop out of a cloud line at the end of the day as a load coal train bound for IEI Barge Terminal at East Dubuque, ILL is topping the hill at Macy.
A wall of snow is all that is seen as an extra L568 rolls along at 40mph as they drop down into Sulphur Springs. Heavy snow drifts are common place on the Cherokee Sub when weather get to be nasty... (more)
Winter weather is causing many headaches west of Waterloo for the CN. Eastbound extra local from Sioux City to Ft Dodge hits drifts at sunset. This is BNSF power is off an Alden grain empty.
A 80 car grain brewers train from Crystal Lake, MN to Eagle Pass, TX is couple miles north of Alton as the day comes to an end.
A Jacobs Ranch Mine to Romoeville, IL coal train passes a coal empty waiting for trains ahead to start moving. Westbounds are backed up from Carroll to Jefferson due a broken rail near Carroll on ... (more)
An eastbound coal load is topping the grade out of the Thompson River Valley between Afton and Murray and is picking up speed as they head east towards Osceola.
A coal train from Black Thunder Mine to the CN in Chicago for Erie, MI is just east of the small town of Murray as sunset draws near.
Once tracks of the Chicago Great Western to Omaha, a spectacular sunset shines down on this now Industry track used mainly for meets at Moorland and the occasional grain train to Roelyn (elevator ... (more)
LTZ 70 has just started switching on the setouts made today by MPREA/MEAPR. This local mainly works the local ethanol plants around Ft Dodge on the Tara sub.
Along the banks of the Des Moines River, this eastbound UP train crosses the 190 feet high and 2,700 feet long Kate Shelly High Bridge.
As the day comes to an end an eastbound stack train crawls along following the parade of eastbounds into Boone.
The sun is casting long shadows near the end of the day as a westbound empty coal train starts out of the Des Moines River Valley just West of The High Bridge.
Northbound stack train streaks by an old Frisco wooden caboose on display at Willow Springs.