BNSF 7888 in the Wedgie scheme has most of its train over the summit and is transitioning to dynamic braking as the peaks of Glacier National Park look on.
The taconite plant at Mountain Iron can be seen on the hill behind the train as another load heads for the Iron Range sub and Two Harbors.
Another Rock Island commuter service oddball--AB6 750--arrives at Joliet with an early afternoon commuter run. I was in 8th Grade and just getting to know about rail photography.
The Polson Local had to wait for a train on the mainline to get past the junction at Dixon, so they were good enough to pose for a few minutes on the trestle at Moeise.
A pair of new ES44AC's and a Warbonnet SD75M roll a loaded coal train to Portage, WI in the scenic Upper Mississippi River valley.
A loaded coal train is only about a mile from the top of Crawford Hill as thunderstorms which later spawned tornadoes build in the background.
Eastbound empty grain--the pole line is now gone, which makes this shot even better!
DM&IR 412 leads a northbound train of old style "regular" cars at Gilbert, MN
DM&IR 223 leads a loaded pellet train at Mountain Iron, MN
IANR 3803 leads 2 more IANR GP38-3's and a handful of cars past the classic two-story former Rock Island depot at Rockford, IA on a gorgeous midwestern fall afternoon.
Later the same afternoon, the same 4 Iowa Northern GP38-3's approach Shell Rock with a string of covered hoppers.
The return trip of the Day Gas between Thompson Falls and Missoula is a sure bet for a chase over the scenic 10th Sub.
4 Iowa Northern GP38-3's return to Greene light engine after taking cars to the IC&E at Nora Springs.
GM&O's commuter run from Chicago to Joliet was known as the Plug, and was a fixture at Joliet in the early evening for many years.
GM&O GP35 601 rests at Champaign on a late summer day.