Rolling right along on its first run to Chicago. As with the last 2 weeks we can't get a sunny day.
A very heavy frost on the trees give it a unreal look to everything.
On a vary foggy morning and with all but 3 miles till there in the yard. Thank Ben Sutton for help with photo Shop.
Working west and opening the line.
Passing a side track that has drifted in cars and if the cars wore not there you would not know their track there.
Cedar Rapids Job is a short train today, I am liking the GP9 for power.
Cresting the Big Raymond Hill as its about to Waterloo, IA
A train off the BNSF at East Dubuque, Il running to the Iowa Northern on haulage rights to waterloo, IA
Just trying to get home after not running trains for 4 days WSL is punching wholes in the drifts on its way to Mason City.
Light power that was to have a plow but didn't. More power for a plow train thats out West? More then likely. Snow is dry till it gets sucked in and melts in traction motors and makes it a 200 ton... (more)
Work train passing wind cut snow, You would not have wanted to be at here 48 hours before, Roads closed and 0 visibility.
Jordan Ditcher flanging it way north to finish opening the line.
Slowing to a stop at a grade crossing to pick the flange ways as the DME hasn't run in days and cars have packed it down hard.
Tools of snow removal, A wedge and a Russell plow. WOW the work train is holding for new paper work to be faxed to the wells office giving us a chances to get some shots.
Lots of snow made for some nice drifts, The Russell plow is Flanging and widening out the drifts on its way West to Jackson,MN