Crossing the Second of three bridges at Foster a town that was but faded away a one time Iowa Coal mine was here but vary low grade coal.
Amtrak is hard on the binders and crossing over from main 1 to 2 working thru trains ahead.
Kicking up snow and about a mile from home rail CF Jct.
Ex MILW on a EX MILW line crossing the BNSF 's Aurora SUB
Two fresh Dash 8's one ex CNW other ATSF
Running along side the siding at New Hamton in the last light of the day
Working its down the Iowa Northern from Plymouth JCT to Nora Springs JCT. the 616 train is now on the interchange to the DME main.
Working its way west thru the snowy country side
Working the drifts and is a short way from a stop to inspect at Calmar.
Showing what this line is like after a blizzard 6217 is on its way East after the line has opened.
First East bound train after being shut down by drifts.
It's well after sunset the train will run all night working it's way to Marquette,IA and South to Savanna,IL and on to Chicago.
Crawling past the distant for the Iowa Northern crossing
After digging it out from the snow drift the day before its out and running the next day.
Last shot after a long day.