DME grain train climbing eastbound out of Mankato
An ex-Milwaukee Road SD40 crosses the Straddle Creek bridge under a glowing evening sky.
CP 470 races across the drifted farmland of western Illinois as the sun begins to poke out after dropping 6" of fresh powder.
470 cruises under Rte 52 into Sabula with an ex-Milwaukee SD40-2 leading the pack.
One has to wonder how much longer it will be possible to photo ex-Milwaukee Road engines leading?
Ex MILW may need paint but still pulls great.
DM&E's Sleepy Eye unit leads CP 276 into Bensenville yard. This train ran via A-5 this day due to UP dumping a coal train and collapsing the bridge at Shermer.
DM&E SD40-2 6364, the Sleepy Eye unit, waits for a signal at Cragin onto the CP. This former Milwaukee Road unit is very familiar with this area!
Tied down in the Wadsworth siding, CP 276's crew waits for a cab. Leading is a DM&E "Sleepy Eye" SD40-2, followed by a pair of IC&E SD40-2's.
An awesome trio of DME/ICE motors bring CP train 276 (Huron, SD - Chicago, IL) into Nashotah Siding to meet a westbound freight.
It's just another quiet summer afternoon in northwest Ohio as K637 crawls across the diamond at DR Tower behind a pair of borrowed DME units.
One of my older shots, 636 roaring through Homer on a spectacular November morning, with a jaw dropping lash-up of 2 ex Milwaukee SD40-2's and a rare StL&H dash 2.
CP 637 is working up Stockton Hill with an empty ethonal train.
After following this train from Hoytville to Defiance, our chase is over as we view K637 rolling up to the Westward Absolute Signal at East Defiance.
Eastbound ethanol train symboled K694-19 trots into Collinwood Yard with a nice consist and the old NYC coaling tower providing a nice backdrop.