Awesome is a word that just sums this catch up! My first time seeing 281 in daylight this year, and it's lead by no other then a pair of ICE/DME SD40-2's! For all you who don't know, train 281 is ... (more)
My "Shot of the Day" is of 811 throttling out of Homer on a restricting signal, behind train 499. A Mac sandwiched by two ACe's sure made one hell of a lash-up.
The highlight of a very slow day on the River was this 271 powered by a great set of IC&E Dash 2's.
With a new warrant copied, train #277 makes a pull at Minnesota City behind 4 dash-2's and 111 cars.
NREX 7931, ICE 6458, CITX 3172, DME 6084, DME 6370, and CITX 2804 make quite the rainbow on this 120+ car train #277 approaching the tiny town of Uitca.
A nice, clean CSX C40-8W leads train #661 right into the setting sun as it approaches Tower CK. The train would duck into the siding at Minnesota City for a very tardy Amtrak 8.
G77 heads for the depot with 5 hoppers and a caboose, complete with another days work.
CP 5966, DM&E 6363, IC&E 6454, and Soo 4412 pull a rather short, 57 car 486 up the DM7E connection at Tower CK. Sure is nice of CP to put them in alphabetical order.
After adding two more Dash-2's in Goodview, train #277 has changed crews and is now beginning its journey over the Waseca Sub with 9,000 foot of train.
Throttled up to 30, a massive train #170 leans into one of the many curves along the Marquette Sub just south of La Crescent. Both the line and lead locomotive are a perfect match, both being once... (more)
A great looking 4 pack of C.A.T geeps are working hard as the depart Olivia, MN after a small set-out.
DM&E 6094 glimmers in the last hour of sun as it heads a 171 up river.
First train of the day is a T-Bird arriving at Fairlane with DMIR 406 and 212.
198 with a decent sized train heads through the plant at Tower CK early Monday morning.
After waiting for hotshot #199 to blast by on the mainline, train #283 gets back underway with an HLCX leaser leading the way. On a day where the temp was 96 and it felt like 106, I'm sure the cre... (more)