Dakota & Iowa GP-9's 23, 24 (both ex NP) lead a short southbound train of gondolas filled with rip-rap over the Big Sioux River bridge north of Hawarden, IA. Operating on former Milwaukee Road tra... (more)
With minutes to spare before sunset, the northbound DAIR Rock Train crosses the Big Sioux River, passing from Fairview, SD into Iowa. As information, the train has four SD40-2s, two SD39-2s, and ... (more)
The DAIR Rock Train waits for a road crew to report, make a pick up, and take the train south on Oct. 8, 2013. A yard crew has brought the train down from another quarry north of town and parked ... (more)
The southbound DAIR Rock Train drops downgrade past some grain elevators as it begins its day in Dell Rapids, SD on Oct. 8, 2013.
The Dakota & Iowa rock train passes the elevator at Hudson, SD with a load of aggregate from the L.G. Everist quarry in Dell Rapids, SD
The Akron elevator recedes in the distance as the Dakota & Iowa rock train continues towards Sioux City, IA.
The Dakota & Iowa rock train passes another of the many grain elevators alongside it's route from Dell Rapids, SD to Sioux City, IA.
The Dakota & Iowa DRSC loaded with rock from the quarry in Dell Rapids, SD clings to the SD/IA border for a good part of it's trip to Sioux City, IA. Here it happens to be south of the small town ... (more)
The southbound Hudson-Sioux City Local crosses the Big Sioux River in Riverside, IA on Oct. 7, 2013 with GP39-2s No's. 2511 and 2510.
The southbound Hudson-Sioux City Local passes the old grain elevator at Westfield, IA on Oct. 7, 2013 with GP39-2s No's. 2511 and 2510.
A Bridgeport Materials dump truck and DAIR GP9 No. 20 wait for rail traffic to clear at the L. G. Everist Co. aggregate facility and adjacent DAIR yard in Sioux City, IA on Oct. 7, 2013. Rostered... (more)
DAIR GP39-2s No's. 2511 and 2510 lead the southbound Hudson-Sioux City Local past the grain elevators at Akron, IA on Oct. 7, 2013.
One of Dakota & Iowa Railroad's SD40-2's awaits work in Dell Rapids, SD.
Southbound Dakota & Iowa rock loads snake over the BNSF main in downtown Sioux Falls.
Southbound rock loads cross over Falls Park in the later morning.