The Mason City to Marquette turn job is working back out of Marquette to Mason City as they pass MP 4. The 1st 13 miles out of Marquette the railroad twist and turns as they climb out of the Missi... (more)
An eastbound CN grain train coast downhill towards Dubuque as the sunrise creates some dramatic color. This train was loaded at Alden, IA, and is bound for Reserve, LA.
An eastbound CN grain train is working on setting out 3 customer badorder cars in Dubuque Yard. Here the train takes headroom at Dubuque Jct. and passes the restore Dubuque Depot that is used by t... (more)
An eastbound CN grain train is about to pass under interstate 35 in central Iowa. This is a Staley Grain Shuttle that was loaded in 2 elevators east of Ft. Dodge. The CN in 2006 was way short powe... (more)
The Chicago,IL, to Council Bluffs, IA, intermodel train is about to pass thru Benson Curve. I11 and I12 was put on for awhile to try to drum up intermodel business along the Iowa Division. The bus... (more)
The daily train to Chicago out of Waterloo roars east of Raymond as they climb the 1st hard pull along this roller coaster railroad between Waterloo and Dubuque. All black was how the IC and then ... (more)
The Waterloo-Cedar Rapids-Dubuque local has a short train today as they heads towards Manchester and then south to Cedar Rapids. This job then will heads back north out of Cedar Rapids and on to D... (more)
An westbound auto rack train has just departed Galesburg enrotue towards next crew change at Ft. Madison, IA.
An eastbound coal train is about to crossover at CTC Connett enroute to Galesburg. This train has just crossed the Mississippi River at Burlington, IA, and is now on the Illinois side of the river... (more)
A westbound CP train is working between Shoreham and Humboldt, as seen here crossing the Mississippi River near the Webber-Camden area.
A southbound freight train skirts along the frozen Mississippi River in the small town of Lynxville.
CN haulage train is northbound heading for next crew change at La Crosse, WI. This freight train is operating over the BNSF from Chicago to Superior as a haulage agreement CN has with BNSF.
A Pacific Northwest stack train bound for Chicago is about to pass thru Prairie Du Chien, about 50 miles south of La Crosse, WI.
CN haulage train is going over the detector at Charm near Prairie Du Chien. This potash train is operating over the BNSF from Superior to Chicago as a haulage agreement CN has with BNSF.
The MRL kept power roaming on the BNSF early 1998 with the startup of IMRL to keep it in position for the startup. Here a pair of flares power this autorack train towards Chicago as it passes theu... (more)