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.
2 AC units and a DC unit move this coal load east just west of Ottumwa along the Des Moines River.
As the last rays of sunlight shine thru, a westbound empty coal train heads down main #1 between CTC Maxon and CTC Halpin.
An empty coal train tools along west for Creston just east of the small town of Rome.
2 sets of helper power set idle at Albia, next to main #1, waiting for another winter day to arrive.
Following Amtrak out of CTC Maxon this coal heads east along the Des Moines River west of Ottumwa.