A healthy 168-car 270 prepares to head south along the Mississippi River and in the process will pass a classic Soo Line caboose.
The four EMDs on train 270 brighten up the "Brown Season" as they snake their way down river on a beautiful November 24th day.
The City of Pierre leads an all blue consist with units from 4 different companies under the new cantilever signal bridge a River Jct. Railroad: Dakota, Minnesota & EasternLocomotive: EMD SD40-2Location: La Crescent, Minnesota, USALocomotive #: DME 6201Train ID: CP 276-20Photo Date: October 22, 2011
Skirting along the backwaters of the Mississippi, 270 works it's way off of the Jointed Rail and onto a section of CWR.
Throttled up to 30, a massive train #170 leans into one of the many curves along the Marquette Sub just south of La Crescent. Both the line and lead locomotive are a perfect match, both being once... (more)
With 6068 "Joe Chulick" in the lead, CP 170 notches up out of the yard limits at River Junction with 11,050 tons on the drawbar.
Train #270 slowly pulls down the siding towards the signal at River Junction Proper. With their counterpart waiting for traffic to clear before it enters the mainline, it will still be a few minut... (more)
Soo 778, Milw 140 roll train 2/222 with 117 cars over the Root River south of La Crescent.
Soo 6309, Milw 183 pass the boarded up Milwaukee depot at LaCrescent with the 110 cars on train 222. The 6309 was one of a very few former Milwaukee Road SD40-2's to get the full Soo Line paint sc... (more)
Soo 4440,4423 still look good in their bright red, white and black paint as they work an eastbound local at La Crescent.
Soo 761,775 swing through the curves near River Junction with eastbound train 202.
Milw 131 leads Soo 756 and 120 cars as they approach River Junction. The former Milwaukee East-West main swings east here into Wisconsin while a branch line works South along the Mississippi River... (more)
A matched pair of blue and yellows leads 170 south on the Marquette Sub near La Crescent, MN.
I&M 206,370 roll over the Root River Bridge south of La Crescent with train 99.