Passing the Coal pile South of Lansing, Make for a stark contrast with all that black
There is some color left but not much
Having made its way in to Iowa, A CP intruder is just days away from the take over of the ICE and DME Canon 50D
The bluffs of the Mississippi River Valley are decked out in fall colors, whose days are numbered with the cooler weather. Much as scenes like this are probably numbered with the CP takeover in 5 ... (more)
After meeting 2 trains at Green Island Siding, the daily train from Chicago to Huron, SD is crossing the swollen Maquoketa River. The river is high due to the remnants of Hurricane Ike, however t... (more)
On the morning of the longest day of the year, a CP train touring on the IC&E due to flooding in Wisconsin has come off the Sabula bridge, and is now crossing the diamonds with BNSF. The bridge b... (more)
Bellevue is still in the holiday spirit as this MCCCX rolls thru downtown at 10mph. There has been talk of removing the whistle ordinance and the permanent 10mph slow order thru this town. Not sur... (more)
A short Mason City, IA to Chicago Clearing, IL extra manifest train is working up a small grade coming into Bellevue. Some grain and a big chunk of ethanol makeup this extra today. The Dubuque cre... (more)
The ICE fall color special heads back north to Dubuque. The overcast skies were a mixed blessing, allowing for some shots that would be horribly backlit on a sunny day.
The roof of a bulldozer made a convenient location for this shot of the Fall Colors Train near Brownsville, Minn. Thankfully the Houston County Sheriff didn't seem to mind!
An empty ethanol train from Chicago Clearing, ILL to Charles City, IA begins to work up to track speed after pulling out of the siding at Green Island. The train has a dogcatch crew aboard for the... (more)
The daily MCCHU heads north through Green Island with a pair of DM&E's uniquely painted SD40-2's.
MCCHU finally arrives Dubuque after a 90+ minute wait between Bellevue and Dubuque due to a crew change...