UP 5079 leads a westbound stacker towards Nevada.
A throwback stack train: Three UP SD40-2's lead a westbound stacker across Iowa. This is a real oddity, as modern power is almost always used on long distance stack trains.
An unusual single unit leads empty coal hoppers west after coming off the Spine Line.
An empty hopper train rolls through Ames.
A stacker cruises westbound underneath the Minnestoa Avenue overpass.
A somewhat rare SD60M leader on the E/W Main hustles down the tracks.
UP 4900 and CSX 'Diversity in Motion' CW44-6 699 lead a westbound towards Boone.
Nearly brand new UP 5568 and sister 5572 await a new crew at Boone Yard with what is most likely their first revenue coal load in tow.
AHAKS (A-Hawks as the locals refer to it) speeds south on the Spine Line with 20 loads of coal for Des Moines on the head end.
Final Run of Crandic Job 2, the road job from Cedar Rapids to Iowa City. As the crew is out for beans, the sun sets on Job 2 one last time.
Final Run of Crandic Job 2, the road job from Cedar Rapids to Iowa City.
Having just passed through Walford, CIC 114 tackles another hill southwest of town.