9,000 feet of train slam by the historic Brookfield Depot.
Unlike many other times i've shot the 472, this one was a good size one, with more than two units. Here, between Verdi and Lake Benton, they snake their way through the valley at the edge of Buff... (more)
276's crew waits for permission to yard their train, as 272's inbound power hides under the overpass shadows. In the background, a SOO Line Geep can be seen switching the yard.
DM&E Mount Rushmore 6359, IC&E 6412 and CP 5946 arrive at Bensenville with train 276, mixed freight from Huron, SD.
After holding for the Metra rush at Rondout, CP 276 slowly heads east through Northbrook, approaching the cutoff at A-20. DM&E's one of a kind, Mount Rushmore SD40-2 is on the point, followed by a... (more)
Arriving between cloudy stretches this line of tankers was not only well timed but offered visiting power for the River Line - a couple of DM&E SD40s.
DM&E SD40-2 6362 splits the searchlights at A-20 as it leads 182 through Northbrook. Here it will leave the C&M Sub and enter the cut-off to the UP Milwaukee Sub.
On my firs trip to the DM&E since mid March, i was greeted with three trains at Florence. Unfortunately the first train, a BNSF grain shuttle, ate up most of the morning being handed back over to ... (more)
A Barn, knee high corn, and three different markers of the Milwaukee Road, does it get much more Midwestern? An Ex MILW SD40-2 swings past a MILW flanger sign on former MILW trackage as the IC&E W... (more)
The IC&E Wells job waits for it's daily 8 AM crew at Wells MN behind a single SD40-2 once used on the Milwaukee.
A former Milwaukee SD40-2 leads the IC&E Wells job longhood over a former Milwaukee trestle on former Milwaukee trackage on a fine summer morning.
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.