Two EMDs on the hottest Z-train on this portion of the railroad. Nice!
DME train 171 has been called in the afternoon at Marquette, IA lately allowing for late afternoon photo opportunities along the Marquette Subdivision.
It's not blue and yellow, but at least the leader is an EMD!
Another matched set of ICE blue and yellow engines is a photo opportunity I can't miss!
I was on my way home Saturday evening from a day of railfanning when I heard the dispatcher say that 281 would need water at La Crosse. I took a chance and drove the extra 10 miles to West Salem,... (more)
Two EMDs made the morning chase worthwhile!
A SOO SD60 leading means the chase is on!
This train was a suprise that resulted in additional miles on the truck. After shooting DM&E trains in Minnesota, I was back in Wisconsin and on my way home when I ran into 637. After seeing the... (more)
Another nice set of blue and yellow engines made for a great evening.
Northbound ethanol empties and southbound ethanol loads change crews at Dubuque these days. The crew has just tied this train down and left in the crew van. A few hours later, a new crew will ar... (more)
G69 (La Crosse, WI - Winona, MN) heads north past Dakota. The trailing two engines and most of the cars will be set-out at Winona before heading into the UP's yard in Winona.
Love the railroad, hate the lead engine. Please either repaint these untis or have them trail only!
171 negotiates the S-curve south of LaCrescent, MN. Within minutes the conductor will ring up the CP dispatcher and ask permission into the LaCrescent Yard.
171 rolls north through the Reno Bottoms. June is the time to shoot here. It won't be long before the lily pads will die and turn brown, ruining this shot location.
After chasing CP 299 with a SOO SD60 leading, 281 showed up with two SOO SD60s! Unfortunately, every shot opportunity for 40 miles was ruined by clouds until this last bit of light was found befo... (more)