'Where nature smiles three hundred miles' - the old slogan Burlington applied to its Mississippi River route to the Twin Cities seems apt to this setting. A BNSF intermodal passes below the Missi... (more)
A southbound BNSF ore train just north of Savanna follows the old Burlington route below the Mississippi River bluffs that glisten with newly fallen snow.
An eastbound BNSF iron ore train crosses the interlocking as an IC&E light engine waits just to the west.
A westbound Z train passes under one of the Palisades whose trees are coated with a thin layer of snow and ice.
A lone Dash 9 powers an eastbound autorack train as it meets ore empties along the banks of the snow- and ice-covered Mississippi.
A rare lashup of a quartet of LLPX SD38-2's leads a westbound manifest up to the Savanna yard office. These units are ex-Reserve Mining and have spent the last several years working on the BNSF, ... (more)
Four GE's followed by a "dead in consist" Amtrak 135 pull a Chicago bound TOFC past the East Burke siding switch.
An eastbound BNSF manifest overtakes a river barge along the Palisades just north of Savanna.
Not long before sundown, an eastbound stack train makes its way along the southern end of the Palisades.
Late in the day, an eastbound Hyundai stack train emerges from the forest into the Palisades.