The first train to run east on Main Track 2 after 16.6" of snow fell. The loaded ethanol train blasted through snow drifts at every road crossing it encountered.
A behind the scenes view of my maternity photoshoot with Taber. We set up at the Amtrak depot in La Crosse, WI for a couple hours of shooting here and a couple of other locations. The Amtrak depot... (more)
BN 6662,8086,3111,4017 blast out of La Crosse with 127 cars of train 104 early on an October morning.
After waiting its turn in the North La Crosse Yard, the vehicle train finally blasts off and heads east.
DM&E passenger train heads past the La Crosse Amtrak Depot. Just around the bend past the photographer is the old wye track where this train would be parked for the night.
A new engine means a clean engine which is rariity these days!
Late afternoon light, great fall colors, a great paint scheme leading and a good friend at the throttle. What more can you ask for on a Monday afternoon? BNSF East local heads east towards its f... (more)
CP 277 slows down as it nears the B&B where the crew will receive their orders for their set-out at LaCrescent, MN.
CP train 499 crosses a flooding Mississippi River on its trip west. Recent heavy rain to the north have caused the big river to go over flood stage at an unusual time of the year.
Nice leader on the always-interesting H-NSINTW.
An EMD leads the ore train bound for Birmingham.
A nice engine consist for the always-interesting H-NSINTW.
The eastbound Empire Builder is right on time as slows for a station stop in La Crosse, WI.
This is one of those "Shoot 'em while you can" moments.
Another nice trio of SOO SD-60s on 281!