277 has a mixed bag consist today as it lifts it's train from the Mississippi River Valley. In a few short miles the train would be on their knees trying to lug their tonnage up the grade.
CP's 277-train has an interesting consist today.
Evil Alley- This struggling westbound noses back into the safety of daylight. Evil looking tree's loose their grip once again. Another train winning the battle up Stockton Hill.
Twilight time arrives and so does the CP 277-symbol with four blue and golds leading.
Rumbling into Byron, train #277 appears to have traveled back in time to the days before the sale... minus the new ribbon rail of course.
Digging into the steep grade on Stockton Hill, these three horses will have an easy climb today, with only 30 cars of train to get up and over the grade.
DME train 277 round the curve near Lake Benton, MN
After a rail gang cleared up at Minnesota City, this westbound copied some track to proceed up Stockton Hill. Only a few more months remain for the slew of leasers of the CP, so get them while you... (more)
Crawling out of the shadows casted by the tiny town of Utica, HLCX 8089 leads train #277 west on the Weseca Sub under some epic storm lighting!
With the conductor copying more track from DM&E Operations, train #277 screams thru downtown Eyota behind a very awesome 50/50 lash-up.
My girlfriend exchanges waves with the engineer on train #277, as it grind up Stockton Hill.
After adding two more Dash-2's in Goodview, train #277 has changed crews and is now beginning its journey over the Waseca Sub with 9,000 foot of train.
In the final minutes of light, train #277 begins its adventure over the Waseca Sub.
Nearing the top of the hill the young engineer has his horses notched high, to assure his train will make it to the top.
Skirting the hillside, train #277 avoids the late evening shadows of the Mississippi River Valley, as it grinds up the 2.0% grade on Stockton Hill.