The early part of the Winter Storm Kayla is hitting eastern Iowa with wet heavy snow. Here snow is caking on 565 as they head back to Dubuque with a few cars. The 565 did not make connection today... (more)
To run a ethanol trains across the Iowa district, CN needs a minimum of 8000 horses. So when the CN gets 3000 horse foreign unit, a 3rd unit needs to be added to get the trains over the grades bet... (more)
Yellow-Jackets Swarm the Secondary
The normally nocturnal SU-100 is operating nearly 7 hours behind schedule putting it through Chester, NY in broad daylight. The NYSW road fre... (more)
Susquehanna on the Hudson Secondary
In an incredibly unusual daylight move, the SU-100 is operating over the M&NJ Hudson Secondary with three SD60's for power. The Eastbound ro... (more)
CP 6222 leads a light power move east into Genoa, IL on the CP Chicago Sub under the CN Freeport Sub.
UP SD60's are something you don't see much in Iowa and hardly ever leading. Most of the stuff has to have cab signals due to trains going or coming from east-west main, so this stuff doesn't get o... (more)
Lately the 5400's series units have been used as a kicker on ethanol trains in Iowa that have foreign power that is less than 4000 horses. Here the U706 makes 50 mph easy as they pace along highwa... (more)
Street Running Surprise
While Augusta's 6th street was on the list for the big trip, this bit of street running was unknown to me prior. While we were hanging out at the Salisbury d... (more)
CP 6251 and two other CP sisters lead NS train 13R through the town of Thomasville, NC.
NYS&W WS2 has a four pack of SD60s in tow for the evening SU99 freight. The crew is passing a leased NS GP38-2. The crew will double against the NS unit and SU99's freight cars.
Nearly new C&NW SD60 8033 leads 3 sisters into the Council Bluffs yard in May of 1987.
CP 6251 and two other CP sisters lead NS train 13R through the roller coaster profile of Ruffin, NC.
The CP 6251 leads the 13R south on an elevated curve near Ruffin.