Ex-Minneapolis Northfield and Southern SD39's 40 and 41 will be our locomotive on an eastward train on this fine wintery day "where the north begins" that was the City of Portage's motto... (more)
Extra CRIP 264 West's caboose passes Coralville.
Extra CRIP 264 West departs Iowa City.
CP Rail has just taken over the SOO who five years earlier took over the Milwaukee Road. We're on the eastbound Wisconsin Valley train on the eastward track. Our lead unit is the ex-MILW 174/2012/... (more)
Shades of the old Milwaukee Road......we've got a couple of GP40's for power. Looks like we're almost ready to go east with what appears to be the Wisconsin Valley train. Sand cars on the head end... (more)
UP 8444 photo run-by at Carr,CO..
UP Company Hi-Rail 102 at DUS.
Various locomotives at the D&RGW North Yard.
As the Engineer pulls down into the yard from the other unit the rest of the crew is ready to bail off with lunch bucket in hand for beans.
We're stopped at LaSalle,CO. for servicing on the Denver/Laramie NRHS Special pulled by the UP's 8444. I did love UP steam excursions and tried to make as many as possible but looking back I guess... (more)
Northbound Nitrin Local climbs up off the BN Industrial past John Deere and is about to get on CP territory at the East Moline station sign.
CIC 208 Logo.
The CP Nitrin Local waits for a westbound IAIS at 7th Street with CP SD's for NRE in the early morning.
The DPU's are stopped near the new prison but the head end waits just south of a place that was called Timbucktoo on the old CB&Q.
CSXT 888 East drops down into the Carroll Creek sag passing the detector between Mt.Carroll and Lanark. This was the old Milwaukee Road Illinois Division that was double track as the bridge still ... (more)