With a new warrant copied, train #277 makes a pull at Minnesota City behind 4 dash-2's and 111 cars.
The highlight of a very slow day on the River was this 271 powered by a great set of IC&E Dash 2's.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
G77 heads for the depot with 5 hoppers and a caboose, complete with another days work.
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 great looking 4 pack of C.A.T geeps are working hard as the depart Olivia, MN after a small set-out.
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)