The westbound Marquette, IA, to Mason City, IA, freight train is at the bottom of Calmar Hill as they pass thru the "Fort." This train still has 69 miles back to Mason City. The 2 SRY SD38's trail... (more)
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)
A Mason City to Marquette Turn passes MP 8 near Spook Cave. The last 14 miles on the IMRL 4th Sub between Monona and Marquette winds and crosses Blood Run Creek as they drop into the Mississippi R... (more)
The Austin local heads back to Austin out of Mason City with a plow and a handful of cars. Here the job pushes thru Grafton at MP 14, 14 miles north of Mason City.
Westbound Marquette, IA, to Mason City, IA, manifest train pounds the 1% grade out of Jackson Jct. near MP 57. The train is 57 miles west of Marquette. IMRL's only F45 and 2 SRY SD38's have their ... (more)
An eastbound is parked at the diamond at Savanna. Savanna was and still is a crew change for trains between Chicago, IL, and Davenport, IA. The signals here protect the BNSF Aurora Sub. The 393 wa... (more)
IMRL power began visiting the BNSF in 1997 due to the MRL staging power for the start up of the IMRL. The power then ran thru after that to balance out the coal trains the IMRL received from the B... (more)
The Iowa Northern struggled in early 2000. The railroad became power short and borrowed power from alot of different sources. Here IMRL and MKM power blast thru Susie on the Illinois Central mainl... (more)
Westbound Marquette, IA, to Mason City, IA, freight train climbs the grade out of the Mississippi River Valley west of Marquette. This 14 mile climb can be tough climb if there is alot of loads fo... (more)
Westbound Marquette, IA, to Mason City, IA, freight train is at the bottom of the grade west of Jackson Jct as they cross a small creek. Today's consist is an odd one, a F45 and 2 SRY's head west ... (more)
Westbound Marquette, IA, to Mason City, IA, freight train heads west at MP 32 near Castalia. This train is 32 miles out of Marquette and still 74 miles from Mason City. This job normally came out ... (more)
I&M 206,370 roll over the Root River Bridge south of La Crescent with train 99.
I&M 206 and 370 pilot number 99 west with the normal assortment of racks and mixed freight on an August afternoon in 1999.
The Clinton local departs the "City of Seven Smells" for Nahant yard in Davenport behind three GP9's and a GP7.
The morning after Thanksgiving finds SD9 603 leading an SD40 and an SD45 on this northbound going up the Marquette sub.