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.
One of the few remaining CNW engines as the third unit on this eastbound stack train.
A southbound grain train that had originated in Belmond, IA, approaching the E-W UP mainline as it snakes through the middle of town.
UP 4975 leads a stacker over College Farm Hill at Iowa State University.
A clean 70M leads a battered SD60 and an SD9043MAC on a westbound manifest.
Two brand new, sequentially numbered C44ACCTE’s power M-ELNP (Elkhart, IN - North Platte) through Ames, IA.
UP 4994 leads a westbound autorack train towards CP A189 West Ames in the early hours of the Iowa State Railroad Club's 24 Hours at Ames event.
Two matched Phase II SD90AC's lead MSSNP towards Boone.
NS 9408 heads up a rare non-UP led train on the East/West Main through Ames. There is a special exception for trains moving between the Spine Line and the Jewell Branch in Ames. Grain Empties: F... (more)
The Wimmer Special is led by the Centennial between Ames and Jordan, IA this morning.
This westbound empty has just taken a lunar indication at the East Ames crossovers, and is closely following a manifest that had just started moving towards Boone.
UP 6002 pauses at Scholl Road in Ames to change crews. Usually trains head into Boone for change-outs, but there was a backup of westbounds today.
A westbound stacker kicks up the snow near Ames, IA. Canon Digital Rebel
UP 6025 leads a K-Line stacker towards Boone, IA this evening.