With a few puffy clouds and the fall colors in the bluffs along the Mississippi, a southbound TOFC led by 6068 heads for Savanna and on to Chicago.
A westbound Z train plies the edge of the Mississippi late in the afternoon.
A westbound Z train crosses the IC&E in Savanna.
An eastbound BNSF manifest flashes through the crossing with an NS Dash 9 in the lead.
A pair of ACs lead an eastbound Z train under the Hy. 52 bridge and into Savanna from the Palisades.
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.