Transfer freight from KCS Knoche Yard to UP 18th Street Yard comes down off the KCT High Line into Armourdale behind a pair of blue and yellow Geeps just before sunset.
A seven unit consist meets a standing train in East Savanna IL. early in the morning. 6367 was a MILW unit at one time so it should feel right at home on these rails.
An all EMD lash-up leads a lengthy 276 east through the bluffs of the Mississippi River valley between Stockton and Minnesota City. The scenery is lush with green and the fields have just been pl... (more)
The St. Paul Transfer is making good time up Short Line Hill with three units.
Headed into BNSF Argentine Yard is CP Train 380 with a SD40 trio on the head end. This train sat for over a day at the Truman Drawbridge waiting for BNSF to make room.
Q393 rolls through the Corn City with a quartet of very nice blue and yellow DME/ICE SD40-2s leading new deliveries for BNSF. Nice to see these four old soldiers showing the rookies how its done!
Q393-02 crosses the Cuyahoga Valley with a DME/ICE/ICE/ICE lash-up for power. In tow are new deliveries BNSF 6962,6963,6948, and 6965
A rolling meet on the Marcy Trestle has Q393 with a DME leader, three ICE units, and 4 BNSF deliveries meets Q156 with a couple of CSX engines. Had Q156 been 10 seconds earlier, it would have bloc... (more)
With a pair of foreign forties in charge, K443 eases across the NS diamond at Leipsic Junction as they make their way through the 10 mph siding for a meet with northbound K185. The lean of the tra... (more)
Twilight time arrives and so does the CP 277-symbol with four blue and golds leading.
Ethanol empties with an ex QNS&L leader start the battle up Stockton Hill as the sun comes out. Not a single leaser was seen on this day!
With her Nathan P5 singing, a trio of SD40-2s head east past the pheasant farm.
Ethanol empties with an ex QNS&L leader attempt to outrun the thunderhead behind them as they slug through Utica, MN on Waseca Sub. Douglas Hildebrandt can be seen framing up a going away shot.
With the abundance of lease units, and the blue and yellow units roaming the entire CP system, its becoming increasingly rare to find pure lashups like this. But today, I got lucky and found four ... (more)
A DM&E duet cross the Mississippi towards Savanna, Il. The last time I was here, I watched a trio of Milwaukee SD40-2's cross.