A short manifest highballs west out of Clinton on abitter cold late afternoon.
Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern....City of Midland in Clinton, IA.
DME's "Spirit of 86" GP40, dedictated to DME employees is parked on a yard track at Clinton, Iowa on Veterans Day, 2009.
The Clinton local departs the "City of Seven Smells" for Nahant yard in Davenport behind three GP9's and a GP7.
UP stack trains meet at Clinton just west of the Mississippi River.
The Soo Clinton facilities were modest, an old section house and siding sufficed. The Mississippi River levee is seen in the distance, not sure what the larger building is. The 4204 is a Conrai... (more)
The traction motor blowers on a quartet of SD40s kicks up dust as it accelerates after waiting for a UP eastbound to cross in front of it.
A westbound intermodal comes off the bridge which is slated to be replaced in the not-too-distant future.
A well weathered ADM switcher waits for it's next call.
Exchanging an empty for a full. Westbound 5585 pulls into the yard stopping for a crew change while the eastbound heads for Chicago.
Clinton local lays over on scale track.
With ADM looming large in the backround another empty unit train heads back to the basin for more.
The Clinton locals power rests prior to its trip to Bettendorf and return.
The crews look over their switch lists as they begin another work day.