Catching the last rays of sun, 299 thunders west with 2 classic CP SD40-2's leading the way. Due to a meet at Homer with 298 and a slow order just prior to the siding, Amtrak 7 was delayed by abou... (more)
Thumbs up go out to Scott W. for getting a P42DC to smoke like an Alco. Thats talent! Amtrak 8 throttles up for a second spot, before taking off for La Crosse.
An old telegraph pole from Milwaukee Road days still stands tall near Louisa St, meanwhile 581's power ties back onto the train before continuing west. Sure was different to see blue and yellow le... (more)
MP transfer caboose 13791 rattles over the plant at CK, bringing up the rear of a 15 car LAT42 bound for Adam, WI.
As I arrived at the tracks, I heard way freight 581 was switching in Winona, but when the power came around the curve I was quite shocked to find an IC&E SD40-2 leading the way. In this shot, cond... (more)
Sure got the right order here! DM&E 6068, CITX 2785, and CP 9824 (Holiday Train unit) highball over 10th Street in Winona as it thunders west.
After returning to the train and preforming an air-test, 581-22 was back on the move west with a decent train. Hot on it's heels was 271, who had been holding at Homer.
A great pair of pacman SD40-2's preform an unique switching operation at the 308 cross-over switch. Once in a blue moon 581 will use the switch to drop cars, but usually it is G77's job.
A somewhat rare decent looking Dual Flag SD40-2, 6001, along with CP 5963 make good time through Winona on 499-20 late in the day. Sure was nice to see some SD40-2 is great evening light!
A great looking trio of IC&E SD40-2's departs Tower CK on train 636.
After spending over 4 hours waiting for 636 to leave town, 487 was finally able to get on the DM&E connection at Tower CK. Today DM&E 6081, 6359, and IC&E 6100 have the honors of leading 487. I wi... (more)
Eastbound grain loads at Tower CK.
581 has the geeps pulling for everything they've got as the train thunders through Tower CK and out of Winona.
New Loram Rail Grinder heads south through Winona, MN. It is thought that this was on its way to Chicago where it will be wyed and then start grinding on its return trip.
Hot on 298's heels is coal train 810. Today's train is headed by a faded Gevo, SD70Mac, and an ACe as a DPU.