An IC&E westbound departs Savanna after changing crews. In the foreground is the double-track main of the BNSF's Aurora Sub.
A westbound Z train meets a manifest in Savanna just south of the Palisades.
A single AC GEVO pulls a long string of grain empties westward along the shore of the Mississippi.
An eastbound stack train exits the Palisades at the start of CTC on a humid afternoon.
A westbound BNSF Z train hustles along the shore of the Mississippi at the Palisades.
A DC GEVO leads an eastbound stack train through the Palisades. The hillside in the distance is in cloud shadow.
In the last light of the day, a string of VeraSun hoppers makes its way along the Mississippi at the Palisades.
GEVO 7626 leads a westbound Z through the Palisades (as seen from Lookout Point).
Late in the day a low sun reflects the image of two CSX GEs in the Mississippi River as they pull a BNSF unit grain train westward through the Palisades.
The setting sun is just peeking out from behind a cloud layer as an eastbound train of VeraSun hoppers passes the Palisades.
An eastbound BNSF Z train heads south along the Mississippi at the Palisades.
A small group including myself, Tom McNair, Erik Rasmussen, and others, beat the crowds by heading river-side for a wonderful shot of the Daylight next to the Mighty Mississippi.
SP 4449 stops for a service stop at Savanna as a huge crowd shows up to see the action.
Special along the Mississippi river
Having made the turn to the East and is pointed at Chicago, The long clime out of the Mississippi Valley is about half over.