Eastbound Bakken oil climbing up the ridge that runs along the east Mississippi river valley near Fulton,IL. and will bridge the UP's Geneva Sub in another mile.
A loaded oil train rolls east on the Barstow sub over the UP and Rt 30 in rural Illinois.
Three EMDs and a hidden GE lead an eastbound double stack and piggyback train across Cattail Slough which is part of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge. The silver maples are st... (more)
Out on the great flat this train is racing east, probably to the next control point to set for ages, then it will race forward again. That seemed to be the pattern. Just ahead he'll cross under ... (more)
An EB coal train charges by, soon to pass under the BNSF river line. Unfortunately it's one of those days when when a whole fleet of UP stuff charges from one siding to the next only to sit there... (more)
Having just met a westbound train at Ebner, a #9100 series ACe leads a taconite train towards Galesburg on the P-vine.
A pair of SD70M's lead a westbound "rack attack" under the bridge spanning the mainline east of Fulton.
Before long there will be signs of green in the meadow but for now the only green is on the bridge, BN 9298, the last SD60M delivered to the BN, and sister 9223.
UP 1995 leads the Proviso manifest eastbound over the Mississippi River bridge.
Detouring Amtrak CZ is running left handed on the CNW (account of flooding in the Upper Mississippi River Valley and associated tributaries) and is nearing Clinton, IA. Can't remember why this is... (more)
Coal emptys slowing for Mississippi river bridge to close
Agri 1220 is ex-C&NW. Fuji Astia 100, Olympus OM-4, Zuiko 50mm f1.4