Some tasty power pulls west across the Nashota West switch as the conductor checks the train for anything that could have resulted in the 575 axle count that the train received from the 108.2 dete... (more)
An all EMD lash-up leads a lengthy 276 east through the bluffs of the Mississippi River valley between Stockton and Minnesota City. The scenery is lush with green and the fields have just been pl... (more)
Hitting snow Drifts much of the way to Marquette
MMCBE is about to make a set out as a photographer takes a closes up.
Running at 25 do to the cold temps and wind chills down to -25 to -35 we get some drifts from the high winds.
The Mason City, IA to Bensenville, IL manifest train rolls along near MP 51 as they drop down into the river valley near Ft Atkinson. Only 27 cars and 2 SD 40's makeup this train out of Mason toda... (more)
It's only about 14:00 CST, but this MBEMC is already casting long shadows as it rolls westward, nearing a typical Iowa winter woodland.
Chicago Clearing - Huron Manifest Train slows down to take the siding at SSS Green Island. Two southbounds are holding the main waiting for them to clear: M-HUCC and E-CSCC.
A DM&E leader still in CP Rail "Dual Flags" paint leads the MCCHU through the fields of Southern Minnesota. All three of these units will soon be working for their original owner.
Regular Merchandise Train from St. Paul - Kansas City heads south towards Marquette, IA.
A IC&E feeder train with DM&E power
DM&E 6078 strolls through the curves of BRC's Elsdon Branch enroute to BRC's Clearing yard.
After recieving his clear through B12, DM&E 6078 opens the throttle eastbound towards Cragin.
DM&E 6078 leads IC&E 6430, ex IMRL 208, and DM&E 6370 east on a mainly grain train originating at the grain bins of Huron, SD.