The operator at Brighton Park has a southbound lined up on the CSX tracks. Although lined up all trains that operate thru this Jct. still have to stop and proceed for the diamond. That will be soo... (more)
A northbound CSX stack train creeps over the diamond of CN's Chicago, ILL. to Joliet, ILL. mainline at Brighton Park. The Sears Tower in downtown Chicago can be seen in the distant to the left of ... (more)
Spring thunder storms rumble thru Central Iowa as L569 does it's local work at Tara. Heavy rain, nickel size hail and close lightning made for some fun times while pulling 53 cars out of Verasun f... (more)
The headlight of a BNSF shuttle train is approaching the small town of Duncombe. It is pretty quite here at 9pm but the quietness is about to be broken with the sounds of a 50mph grain train bounc... (more)
Power for a Knierim grain load sits at Ft Dodge waiting to be cleaned out and fueled. The 28 mile roundtrip down the Omaha Sub between Tara and Knierim covered these units in snow today.
This local has stopped to take on fuel at Barnum. This crew has been fighting snow drifts for over 100 miles today on the Cherokee Sub. This shot was taken after the crew had cleaned off the lead ... (more)
Getting the handbrake tonight might be a chore for this engineer. 14 inches of snow and 3 days of wind has caused decent snow drifts to build on the Cherokee Sub.
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.
MQMC is waiting in the New Hampton siding for EAUCC to arrive. Their headlight is seen in the distance.
As the full moon is about to set at sunrise C778 is sitting behing L568 waiting for them to finish up their work at Tara before following them into Ft Dodge.
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 days are getting numbered for the WC SD45's as CN wanted to have all remaining SD45's retired by the end of 2006. This old gal will luck out and ring in 2007 as the switch engine at Council Bl... (more)
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.
IC 1008 sit in Tara yard while L569 does some local work at the ethanol plant at Tara on it's way west towards Marcus.
The Amtrak depot is in Christmas sprit as a Westbound Z-train screams by around 70mph on main #1 as it heads towards K.C.