The last couple mornings the fog has made the Iowa landscape fairly frosty. Lucky for me the 337 also has been couple hours lately which means they are still working to Waterloo at sunrise. Here t... (more)
A hefty 9300 foot M337 snakes over the hogbacks west of Independence. Today's train has extra power for some unit trains coming out of Iowa over the weekend. The train is 19 miles from the destina... (more)
WC 7524 and 7506 lean into a reverse curve west of Dubuque as they begin the sprint to Waterloo.
The WC's waste no time flying past rural Iowa landscapes, the train was doing almost 60 the entire way to Waterloo.
The pair have arrived in Dubuque and pass a pair of GTW GP38s just north of the yard.
WC 7524 and 7506 are screaming in run 8 doing near 60mph as they thunder through the small town of Earlville, IA.
WC 7524 and 7506 waste no time getting up to track speed as they pass some typical midwest farms, complete with grazing cattle.
WC 7524 and 7506 thunder past WC 7502 with a grain train in the siding. I never thought I'd shoot two, let alone 3, WC's on different trains passing eachother in 2006. What an unexpected surpris... (more)
WC 7524 swings around the sharp curve past the historic depot in downtown Galena.
A pair of fake IC GE's awaits a new crew before departing Cicero westbound.