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.
A westbound manifest crosses over to be passed by a westbound bird.
UP 4420 West rolls off the aging bridge that spans the multiple channels of the Mississippi between Clinton, IA and East Clinton, IL.
With the temperature below zero, an eastbound UP stack train heads for a crew change as the ADM plant pours out towering columns of steam.
A short westbound stacker leaves Clinton on a bitter cold Iowa afternoon.
A short manifest highballs west out of Clinton on abitter cold late afternoon.