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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
G77 heads for the depot with 5 hoppers and a caboose, complete with another days work.
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)
Rumbling into Byron, train #277 appears to have traveled back in time to the days before the sale... minus the new ribbon rail of course.
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.
A rare train on the Waseca Sub, corn mash #367 swings into Owatonna, MN doing every bit of track speed. The leader is the last remaining locomotive wearing IMRL dress.
A BNSF hopper train glides downgrade through Division Street on its journey east.
A great looking 4 pack of C.A.T geeps are working hard as the depart Olivia, MN after a small set-out.
A great looking trio of IC&E SD40-2's departs Tower CK on train 636.
198 with a decent sized train heads through the plant at Tower CK early Monday morning.