Headed south towards Kansas City, the Wimmer Special kicks up the dust on the Spine line.
The Wimmer Special is led by the Centennial between Ames and Jordan, IA this morning.
UP 4933 leads a stacker westward around a curve between Montour and Le Grand, Iowa.
A very clean UP 9027 leads a sister C40-8 on PRDM. The train was just getting back underway after stopping for a red signal at the Clear Creek crossovers.
This Union Pacific manifest has just entered Missouri, passing an eastbound Amtrak on the bridge.
UP 8298 leads a westbound empty hopper train through Ogden and it's trademark blue and white striped water tower.
A piece of equipment from each phase of the Iowa Division's history is present in the Cedar Rapids yard. IC 9568 quietly idles as plow CC 108058 and crane tender ICG 1012 patiently await their ne... (more)
UP 8022 leads an empty coal train back towards the Powder River Basin.
UP 6030 accelerates a stacker after catching a red signal at the Clear Creek crossovers.
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.
An eastbound stacker struggles to gain back lost speed after stopping to allow a train off the Spine Line to enter the E/W main.
DMDM, aka Dum Dum, leans into a curve on it's way to Marshalltown.
A-HAKS 13/14 makes it's way south this afternoon. Half of this train is a day late after problems up north. The two trains were combined and sent on their way. Soo 2041, a bandit, was in the co... (more)
M-SSDM makes good time towards Des Moines with a LLPX 2238 in charge of 3 SD40-2's and a GP60.
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.