Two rare CN full cowl zebra striped units (an SD60F and C40-8M) are stopped at CP 47 in New London as they await for the Wheeling and Lake Erie to clear up off CSX tracks. Never thought I would se... (more)
A monster, 11,200 ft. (184 cars) M347 heads north through Crest Hill, powered by a CN SD60F, two IC SD70's and two CN SD70M-2's. In all my time railfanning, this sets the longest train record (176... (more)
The Sioux City, IA, to Ft Dodge, IA, local is passing the light house on the east side of Storm Lake. The head 2 SD60F's are the only units working to pull this 97 car train. In about 20 miles thi... (more)
A late L578 passing thru Newell at 40 mph enroute to Ft Dodge. This 97 car train isnt doing very good on time since this job was called to leave Sioux City 24 hours ago, and would take another 3 c... (more)
Winter weather is causing serious delays for this Sioux City, IA, to Ft Dodge IA, local. This local has the 3rd crew onboard as they crawl thru Aurelia with 97 cars. Power problems, shortage of pe... (more)
Engineer Dan Sheppard watches closely as he shoves the Jordan Spreader thru a drift near MP 386. Shoving this plow is a touch tricky because you have to use alot of power, at times, but yet go eas... (more)
CN 5552 screeches around a curve west of English with A417's train in tow. Hidden by the SD60F are CN SD40-2W 5270 and CN C44-9W 2523.
A pair of full-width carbody units muscle M-343 upgrade out of the Lake Superior Basin headed for Canada. CN 2422 trails.
Southbound B798 makes her way towards Massena with 48 cars of mixed manifest traffic and three flats of intermodal on the rear. At Massena this train will receive a fresh crew and will continue to... (more)
B798 approaches the quaint Northren New York hamlet of Helena with a pair of elephant style drapper tappers on the point.
With all of CN's SD50F units retired, locomotive consists of cowl units are becoming rare. To find three SD60F units together was a treat and worthy of photography.
149 hits the detector at MP 166.6. No defects, but the train is smelling like burning break shoes as it climbs the grade to CN MAX.
CN 5500 and CN 5719 wait to take off southward with a pellet train for Proctor as a repainted DM&IR 408 pulls up with a T-Bird train. The 408 will soon to be taking the signal to go back to the m... (more)
CN 5533 sits in inspection bay #5 at Homewood.
The CN SD60F, CN SD75I and a DM&IR SD40-3 pull 144 steaming loads and eight empties southbound down the Missabe Subdivision and a January afternoon with temps. near 30 degrees--above zero!