Under clear blue skies, I couldn't have asked for a better lash-up.
CP 636 slowly rolls up on Irving Park Road with the good stuff, a trio of IC&E SD40-2's.
Two ex-Soo GP9's hauling 6 SD40-2's over to NRE in Silvis along with 11 cars of local work are climbing up the interchange track and onto the Iowa Interstate for a run through Davenport and to cro... (more)
Westbound Kansas City, MO, to Mason City, IA, manifest pokes along dragging their feet for a meet with its counterpart #478 in couple miles. The train will make a meet and then onto the destinatio... (more)
Westbound Kansas City, MO, to Mason City, IA, manifest train is hammering west at MP 76, 40 miles from the destination of Mason City. The train just meet its counterpart at New Hampton, 6 miles ba... (more)
3 relics of times past Depot, Elevator and old IMRL paint job Pass thru Grafton a relic in it's own right.
The Waseca, MN, to Mason City, IA, freight blast thru the small town of Grafton with 66 cars for Mason City. This ex-IMRL unit is looking pretty tattered now days. Grafton is located 15 miles nort... (more)
An ethanol train led by three SD40-2's, elephant style, sit on the C&M Sub in Bensenville as a light snow falls.
Got the Moon but not as planned as they stopped and worked picking up a car and the moon got much higher then I wanted, Oh well.
A trio of ICE motors blast past St Mary's Cemetery located near Weaver, MN. When scoping out the shot, I found this gravestone with a trio of F Units engraved on it, making it the photo prop for t... (more)
A trio of smoking EMD's lead 589 out of Bensenville, passing through Wood Dale. In the process, they create their very own blizzard.
Doing their best to make good time to St Paul, a slightly tardy #171 blasts into Red Wing behind a trio of ICE 6400 series. 6410, 6406, and 6450 have the honors today, looking great against freshl... (more)
CP 276 comes into Minnesota City and nears the end of its track warrant. They'll tie down in Goodview to wait for a new crew to take them east.
A matching set of blue and yellow SD40-2s sits in Bethlehem, awaiting the call to action on tonight's CP freight for Binghamton, NY.
Viewed from the frozen Redwood River, an eastbound train crosses a large bridge on the Dakota, Minnesota, and Eastern near the small town of Florence, MN.