Just 10 minutes after sunrise and the Russell plow is out and touching up the line.
High winds, cold air and drifting snow. Credit Craig for finding the shot.
Can't tell the sky from the land in a White out, No snow is falling but the air is full of it. Plowing powder, its light and fluffy and blowing every where.
Can't tell the sky from the land in a White out, No snow is falling but the air is full of it. Plowing powder light and fluffy.
Working slowly on old rail 10 MPH the plow is more like a bulldozer today.
Working its way, West and tiptoeing over old and cold 90# rail, Crossing the West fork Des Moines River.
Working its way across the CN to their line 2.5 miles away at Cedar Falls Jct.
In and out of drifts and not all that much snow as they ran trains before they plowed.
Flanging it's way South about to take the siding at Argon Siding for a meet.
Making time plowing back some vary small drifts. Now if we get 1 or 2 more snows there will be some big ones. Looking at the left side you can see a good one starting.
Making 30 MPH plowing back some drifts. Now if we get 1 or 2 more snow and blows the Railroads are going to do this a lot.
A cool old Watertower and Newer GE's
New cars glowing and first light
Shot after sunset this train full of empties and with only 2 running is still dragging slowly up the hills.
3 ex RI GP 7's sold by the UP for an RI museum, Boy there going need a lot of work.