CP 572 slowly heads down the ex. Milwaukee Road just south of Owatonna.
After a train ahead gave up it TW the Plow set heads for deeper drifts South just north of Mason City,Iowa
Lot of wind makes for drifting, Seen here working a deeper one with the wings out all the way and at a slow walking speed, It is leaning from more snow on the North side
And with the temps about 35 the snow is sticking to everything, Time to clean up the windows , Horns and give the train ahead time to give up its track warrant.
With the front blade down flanging, working about 2' of snow at a speed of about 30 MPH or 48.2 KPH. it throws the snow clear of the ROW. With the plow set following the local ahead there is less... (more)
One unit and 50 cars makeup this Waseca, MN to Austin, MN manifest turn. Due to the Huron to Chicago traffic detouring thru Winona, MN there isnt a train to interchange cars between the DME and IC... (more)
A Chicago Clearing, ILL to Huron, SD manifest train sits outside out Mason City waiting on the LMC crew to go to work at 20:00 to come out and take the train to Waseca, MN. Normally this train wou... (more)