EMD's contribution to the NASA Mars Lander Project, recycled GP9's? An ADM remote control unit has finished for the day and faces into the setting sun.
Five minutes after sunset, clouds make the shot as ICE 6419 and DME 6365 lead a freight over Union Pacific tracks at the Fifth Street crossing in Clinton.
A very nicely timed meet occurs right at 5th Street with the end of a monster stack train, and the headend of M-PRCB. PRCB was the train we had been waiting for, with UP 3078 third id the consist.... (more)
An empty coal train gets moving westward, while eastbound produce sits waiting for the crew to get settled in for the journey to Chicago. Taken right around Midnight at the UP yard in Clinton, Iow... (more)
BNSF Clinton Local readies to start its days laborsas a UP coal train leaves town. The local is on what used to be the old Milwaukee/CB&Q/DRI&NW mainline.
A North Platte, NE, to Proviso, IL, manifest train is about to cross the Mississippi River Bridge and from Iowa to Illinois. The train has just changed crews at Clinton and will now blast thru Ill... (more)
A westbound stacker rolls off the Mississippi River draw span. UP has a long term plan to replace this crossing with a new "fly-over" bridge with long approaches. A new crew change office will so... (more)
Catching the first rays of light, Nahant, IA to Bensenville, IL freight 272 crosses over the busy UP mainline during a break in traffic.
The Dri Line lives! A BNSF Clinton-Galesburg freight passes the Canadian Pacific BS61 Clinton Switcher, using trackage rights that date back over 100 years, when the DRI&NW was created and jointl... (more)
An Elkhart, IN to North Platte, NE freight stops at the yard office for it's first crew change out of Chicago. In the background is the sprawling ADM complex, which recently added an ethanol faci... (more)
A Herzog ballast train starts up after waiting for UP traffic to clear. It's good to see CP putting money into the old IC&E. Living in Michigan 15 years ago, I never would have guessed that a tr... (more)
An empty coal train passes from Illinois to Iowa over a bridge that just celebrated it's 100th birthday. This swing bridge is still handling 60-80 trains per day, as well as multiple barges.
Looking west at the Clinton Local tied down at 5th Street.
This westbound empty coal train is about to duck under Highway 67 on the west side of Clinton as they head back to the mines.
A DM&E southbound crosses over the UP mainline passing the old C&NW station.