The eastbound "bird" pulls into Clinton for a crew change with the Spirit of the Union Pacific leading.
Crowds swarmed the double track mainline as the Big Boy made a scheduled servicing stop. People did anything they could to see, including sitting on shoulders.
CP's heritage painted SD70ACu 7012 leads the daily Kansas City to St Paul manifest through downtown Davenport. The CP raised the mainline during the Great Flood of 2019 and after working it the ci... (more)
A pair of CP SD70ACu's, 7037 and 7001, work the Lower Yard in Muscatine.
CP SD60 6222, formerly SOO 6022, leads the northbound Kansas City to Saint Paul manifest between Heinz siding at Fairport. Right behind the power is a GREX slot train.
CP SD70ACu's 7037 and 7020 are tied down on the Industry Track at Nahant Yard while RC70 works the yard with CP 4425.
The east deadlines at NRE are still quite colorful despite the recent purge in equipment. In the foreground is an ex-IC Paducah rebuilt SD20, originally Southern SD24 6331.
NIWX 558 is the engine of choice for the new Davenport Industrial Railroad which operates at the end of the Canadian Pacific's Eldridge Spur. The DIR currently operates a transload facility, switc... (more)
The deadlines east of the shop at NRE are thinning, but there are still some need engines to see: Built as an SD45 as CNW 913, it was sold and rebuilt as an SD40M-2 as SP 8670. At the merger, UP p... (more)
Five Shades of Red: CP train 475 with CP 7016, CP 8838, and CP 6013 gets a crew swap in their middle of their setout and pickup while an RCO training session goes on with SOO 4448 and CP 4425 at N... (more)
CP train 475 shoves into Nahant Yard passing the RC70 assignment tucked out of the way.
Iowa Interstate SD38-2 150 is tied down at the west end of Silvis Yard.
Iowa Interstate SD38-2 150's auto-start turns the engine over as the crew gets ready to deliver the empty potash train to the CP in Davenport.
Iowa Interstate's eastbound manifest passes through downtown Moline with 2 ES44AC's, 2 GP38-2's and 1 SD38-2.
Iowa Interstate's Silvis Switcher is in the clear while Canadian Pacific's B71 crew has tied onto the empty potash train it brought over. The current era of SD38-2's on the IAIS has ended with 150... (more)