This UP train coasts around the curve and downhill coming through St. Paul. Even though it doesn't look like it, the grade through here is quite steep and engineers needs to be rated high enough t... (more)
A ragged pair of IC units getting L57191-15 going at Ackley Iowa.Headed west to Ft. Dodge after a stop here to drop 2 cars for The Iowa River Railroad.
It's Friday the 13th and a black cat crosses my path in the form of IC 6005, leading CN #458 eastward on the old GTW. Yes, that is a caboose tucked in back there in the consist.
CN trains pass while crossing the 16th St. diamond.
Have they done an adequate job of indicating that this is IC Jct?? This IC train is crewed by BNSF and is actually heading down the Illinois & Midland mainline (the IC tracks head towards me). B... (more)
Built in February 1966 for the Gulf Mobile & Ohio, IC 6051 still polishes the rails. Being heavily rebuilt by the IC, this unit now sports no dynamics, Air Conditioning, a new IC standard 5 chime ... (more)
Normally I get ticked when a random car darts into my photos--but maybe this "oldster" is ok! The IC grain train is backing into a space on the TZPR double track just north of downtown Pekin. Tr... (more)
Loaded Unit Grain Train sits at Manchester waiting for a crew to take it east to East Dubuque, IL and the BNSF.
M336 cruises on south past the fading Deval tower with a pair of deathstars...
IC 6071 leads a train of mixed freight out of CN's Battle Creek yard.
3687 and x-UP LTeX 4912 tunnel motor sit in the afternoon sun awaiting the crew for a run west.
Crossing the Nipigon River bridge.
An 8 car woodchip train snakes through downtown on its way to the Augusta yard.
Conductors view out of the first UP rock train of the 2007 season. The train is crossing the Lake Wisconsin on the Merrimac Bridge.