It's nice to see these ore trains running again after a slumping economy kept them shut down for most of the year.
The kids got all excited when they heard the train whistle but were a little disappointed when Amtrak #8 did not come around the bend.
Three EMDs on a Z-train in 2009? Thanks to some of the BNSF GEVOs being taken out of service, a few EMDs are back out of storage.
An hour wait for CP 486 to pull out of the yard netted a nice suprise - a GP40 leading a CP road train in 2009! I never did get 486 in sunshine (except in the background of this photo) after a wa... (more)
Priority Z-train with a nice blend of new and old power.
Such a crappy day for the run from Minneapolis to Chicago on Saturday. It didn't stop crazy railfans from driving hundreds of miles to shoot it in bad light though...... My poor attempt here was... (more)
Shortly after a service stop in La Crosse, the SP 4449 heads south passing Grandpa's Bluff, where this photo was taken.
SP 4449 has just left the yard pulling east past a golf course near Grandad's Bluff.
Daily high-priority train from CSX Transportation to Pasco, WA nears Grand Crossing. I used to look forward to summer and this photo location to chronicle the various EMD locomotives still in ser... (more)
Get 'em while their clean for they will never look this good again!
Four new GEs lead the hot Z-train south through La Crosse. GEs now rule this stretch of railroad and EMDs are few and far between.
CP Train 486 backs onto its train after making a pick-up at North La Crosse. The not-so-friendly engineer vested me as they pulled east out of the yard.
Today's NTWGAL included more than the usual assortment of GEs..... the BNSF 1718 (SD9) and BNSF 3547 (SW1200) were along for the ride. The BNSF 3547 was fifth from the rear on the train.
Classic SOO power idles in the La Crosse Yard awaiting the next assignment.
Amtrak's Empire Builder arrives at the depot in La Crosse on a beautiful early spring day in Wisconsin.