M338 has an out time of 20:00 at Waterloo for the trip to Kirk Yard, IN. As the days get longer that departure time give some time for some sunset photos east of Waterloo. Today's M338 left at 19:... (more)
Northbound Cedar River local works towards the next stop at St Ansgar as the sun peaks over the morning clouds. This job today has what getting to be an unusual consist for Iowa. IC 6201 has been... (more)
With alittle luck with the clouds, we showed up at the right time to see an eastbound CP stack train past thru the small town of Pense at sunset. The sun is dropping under the clouds making for a ... (more)
The sun is rising on another day on the Mendota Sub near the small township of Meriden. These classic CB&Q signals litter this subdivision from Galesburg, IL, to Aurora, IL, on the 120 miles of th... (more)
Well Mother Nature is doing her best to make railroading on the Omaha Sub as hard as it can be. Here 4 units wasnt enough power to get thru this drift at MP 408. All 4 units are having different s... (more)
A loaded coal train bound for Machens, MO for Union Electric, has just crossed over at MP 34 from main 3 to main 2 as they head north on the Orin Sub. This train will travel thru Alliance, NE, Lin... (more)
A Portland, OR stack train races east as the sunset draws nears on the Boone Sub. The train is just topping the small grade east of Ralston as all 3 units run wide open as this train heads towards... (more)
The Spencer local pushes thru a decent drift near MP 163, just west of Sexton. With the train traveling 10 mph the snow begins to pile up on the front of the locomotive. This train was loaded at H... (more)
HUCC is only a half mile away from starting the 14 miles decent from Monona to Marquette, IA. The Marquette Hill (or Monona Hill also called) is a grade of 1% for the next 13 miles with the 1st 2 ... (more)
Just after sunrise this Decatur, IL to Jacob's Ranch Mine, WY empty coal train is rolling west. 4 SD70MAC's and 2 ES44AC's power this empty. This train came off the Peoria Branch at Galesburg, IL.... (more)
Sunrise west of New Salem, ND at North Almont. This is the 148th empty trip for this Superior, WI to Decker Mine, WY empty coal to make this year. 3 SD75M's due the honors on this trip west.
Getting the handbrake tonight might be a chore for this engineer. 14 inches of snow and 3 days of wind has caused decent snow drifts to build on the Cherokee Sub.
An eastbound coal load is topping the grade out of the Thompson River Valley between Afton and Murray and is picking up speed as they head east towards Osceola.