Northbound Nitrin local passes the Rapids City,IL.post office on a day that 40 years ago I would have called a Kodachrome day.
CP 2202 brings up the rear on an empty ballast train. The day before, this train went north dropping ballast along the Nitrin subdivision for a major track rehab project.
The rock train passes the men from the Holland Company that are rebuilding the Nitrin Sub for the Canadian Pacific.
CP 4506 trundles north with a fairly long train in tow.
Early April frost on the rail as the northbound Nitrin Local makes its way towards Port Byron.
Northbound Nitrin Local at Rapids City,IL..
CP Engineer Ryan Moore pilots the northbound Nitrin Local through Rapids City,il.. Ryan comes from a Milwaukee Road family as does the locomotive he's operating.
The Nitrin Local southbound at Rapids City,IL..
Canadian Pacific Nitrin Job led by GP 105/103 southbound from Cordova, IL pass MOW crews at Rapids city enroute to Nahant Yard south of Davenport, IA