EMT. Coal coming into Hilltop and into the Waterloo yard for fuel and crew.
Light power kicking up some snow from the night before.
Cutting its way in heavy wet snow that was rain just a short time ago.
L571 had the UP Olympic Torch unit and just after air testing the snow started and made getting a clean shot hard.
ICG RI Diamond In Cedar Falls the Rock Island has been shut down all most a year now and Iowa Northern hasn't started up.
Set out at North end of the Dubuque yard.
CC&P Russell plow Extra working Waterloo to Cedar Rapids to nock down drifting. Now days they use Snow fighters a ballast regulator with snow blades added do the work.
Iowa Northern making its way cross town on UP Trackage rights then on CN on trackage rights as the old ROW is now under US 218.
First run freshly painted and luck of a Sun day too.
Coming to a stop at the new Station the old one is still down town.
Lot of snow to move in parts of upper midwest. Iowa Northern's New to them Jordan is getting a workout.
CN L571 off to do battle with the drifts west of here. UP power today one never knows what will show up the next day.
After slamming Drifts all night on L570 making time on the Hogbacks in Eastern Iowa
Entering a snowscape full of drifts from 60MPH winds. The Month of February will be remembered by the ones that had to work out in it.
Winging back the Drifts before they getting bigger.