A quick nap trackside after work was disturbed when 299 rumbled across Grand Crossing (CP/BNSF diamond) westbound. With a SOO SD60 leading, the chase was on!
Thanks to CP for bringing back the SOO SD-60s and giving me a reason to go trackside these days!
One can only wish that the approaching train is led by a Milwaukee Road engine in 2009 on this ex-Milwaukee Road line. ICE 6457 leads DM&E train 170 south towards Marquette, IA.
During the last light of day, the westbound Empire Builder leaves the shadows at M.P. 288 and enters the CP River Subdivision.
With a little luck, my first trip to Dubuque in months netted a nice leader on a train that usually features CN GEs these days.
The Mt. Rushmore engine followed by the DM&E Anniversary engine followed by a GP40 made for a nice suprise on a Sunday morning!
Early evening light is always my favorite for capturing images of trains. The DM&E Nahant - St. Paul train heads north on the CP River Subdivision.
It was a long day for the crew of this J-train. This was a 45 mph train, but they were stuck running behind the J-BIRMOM, a 25 mph train, for the ride up the BNSF Aurora Subdivision.
It was a long day for the crew moving at 25 mph up the BNSF Barstow and Aurora Subdivisions. In the photo the trip is almost over as a crew change will occur at the North La Crosse Yard a few te... (more)
Train 271 rolls into LaCrescent after waiting for CP 581 to finish picking up an engine in the LaCrescent Yard. Before 271 heads north on the CP River Subdivision, the rear three engines and 19 c... (more)
A nice Mother's Day suprise: three SOO SD-60s roll down the BNSF in perfect sunshine. Only a few hours earlier dense fog covered the area.
A variety of CP and SOO power made for an interesting 283.
A trip down the DM&E Marquette Subdivision after work netted this nice catch.
A common sight these days: a DM&E train with a variety of engines and paint schemes. Oh how I yearn for the days of old when blue and yellow engines ruled!