A pair of Missabe SD38-2's sandwich the Illinois Central 6250 as they run up to Minntac to load taconite off the west side. Most people shoot the southbound train as it's leaving Minntac but for ... (more)
The dispatcher refers to this SD38 as "DMIR 215", so I take it the Missabe still holds on (for a while). It was a great stay in the Twin Ports for me and chasing Missabe 215 was a highlight.
The only remaining SD38 in maroon and gold heads to Fairlane.
Thirsty- EJE and CN road power get inspected and fueled at CN's busy Markham fuel facility on Chicago's south side.
A pair of EJ&E SD38-2's rolls past to begin the days work at the south end of Markham Yard. CN really likes using these here at Markham Yard, there were 4-5 in the yard this day.
EJE 665 and company rests before the days work at Markham Yard.
I never thought I'd ever have the chance to talk about catching maroon DMIR power on the point in the Remarks section here, especially when I moved away from the northern tier, but here it is, in ... (more)
A rail train with a pair of SD38-2s pass Missouri Division Junction on their way west to dump new rail.
DMIR units were pretty scarce, even in 2008 as I caught this load heading to Proctor very early on an August morning. DMIR 215 is really roaring along as it leads IC 6260 and UTAC loads near Grand... (more)
DM&IR 210 along with IC 6252 on T-bird loads near Keenan.
The conductor ties down the 48 loads that they just pulled into North Bessemer.
A pair of EJE SD38-2's switch the south end of Markham Yard.
In a world of high horsepower GEVO's, its nice to see a pair of SD's working the line, even if they are just leading a rail train!
157 leads a westbound rail train past the historic ex-Rock Island depot in West Liberty.
EJ&E 658 goes about its morning switching duties at Joliet Yard.