The DPU of a BNSF coal train pushes it's train into the siding while the crew of westbound CN M337 do a roll by inspection on a glorious early fall day.
A nice leader on the empty grain train. I miss the days when the IC SD70s dominated the railroad through Illinois and Iowa.
M33791 heads west after working at Dubuque. Although a rarity these days, all three engines were pretty clean and sharp looking in the engine consist.
The knowledge that one of the new CN (ex-Up, nee C&NW) C40-8 engines was leading M33791 led me on a 2 1/2-hour trip to capture what is likely the first time one of these engines is leading on this... (more)
IEI coal trains for East Dubuque, IL, have been around a long time. They way they move thru Iowa has changed over the years as railroads have changed. In 2010, BNSF power run thru with 132 loads i... (more)
Westbound empty grain train passes thru the east end of Peosta, 14 miles west of Dubuque, IA. IC did paint some of the old CC&P geeps into the black "Deathstar" scheme before most of the units wer... (more)
EJ&E 670 is running long hood forward with a local as it winds through the snowy countryside near Peosta.
Train #51 makes the hill out of Dubuque and passes the east siding switch at Peosta.
Something I will never see again: a WC GP40 leading an empty BNSF coal train from Dubuque, IA - Waterloo, IA.
A short grain train rolls into Peosta as a G843 sits in the siding and waits. Strong winds behind a recent snow storm is filling in all the drifts in between Waterloo and Peosta. This is a grain t... (more)
Empty Unit Grain Train with the IC 1017, IC 1010 and new CITX hoppers heads west through Peosta, IA.
The crew eases the empty unit grain train (with freight added to the front of the train) out of the siding at West Peosta. A rare visitor to this stretch of railroad, the SD70M-2 CN 8012, is the ... (more)
M 337 leaves the siding at Peosta
Waterloo, IA - Chicago, IL Merchandise Train is about to meet its westbound counterpart at Peosta, IA. IC 1036, IC 1025, IC 6200.