Transfer freight from KCS Knoche Yard to UP 18th Street Yard comes down off the KCT High Line into Armourdale behind a pair of blue and yellow Geeps just before sunset.
Leading a mixed freight over the UP at Clinton, a pair of DM&E units prepare to work an industry just east of town.
The Clinton local makes its way up river with a sharp looking ex-Rock Island Geep on the point.
A group of ETDs needing repairs is laid out in orderly fashion in front of the yard office.
DME's "Spirit of 86" GP40, dedictated to DME employees is parked on a yard track at Clinton, Iowa on Veterans Day, 2009.
Clinton local lays over on scale track.
DME anniversary unit sits in Dubuque yard with new red reflective striping
The ICE fall color special heads back north to Dubuque. The overcast skies were a mixed blessing, allowing for some shots that would be horribly backlit on a sunny day.
Today the ICE Fall Color Special also makes an appearance as it leans into the old Milwaukee Road curve at Norma.
The IC&E Fall Colors Excursion Train heads south along the Mississippi River at Lansing. With the impending sale to the CP, will this be the last year for these excursions?
The IC&E Fall Colors Excursion Train heads south towards Marquette, IA after passing through New Albin. With the impending sale to the CP, will this be the last year for these excursions?
The IC&E Fall Colors Excursion Train heads back south towards Marquette, IA after being wyed at LaCrescent. With the impending sale to the CP, will this be the last year for these excursions?
The wayfreight crosses Civic Center Drive and heads down the ex-CGW branch to deliver cars to Seneca Foods.
Westbound Chicago Clearing Yard, IL to Huron, SD manifest train works uphill out of Nora Springs. The train is passing the eastbound distant signal for the diamond with the Iowa Northern at Nora.
A late MCCHU manifest train heads west with 110 cars towards Mason City with DME's anniversary unit on the point. At Mason City this train will be switched out and blocked for the DME before headi... (more)