RailPictures.Net Photo: CP 5032 Canadian Pacific Railway EMD SD30C-ECO at West of Calmar, Iowa by Craig Williams
 
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Canadian Pacific Railway (more..)
EMD SD30C-ECO (more..)
CP Mason City Sub (more..)
West of Calmar, Iowa, USA (more..)
March 21, 2017
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CP 5032 (more..)
CP 647 (more..)
Craig Williams (more..)
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Out in northeast Iowa is a mountain of a grade on the Mason City Sub. The Calmar Hill is a 1.4% grade that runs for about 4 miles between Fort Atkinson and Calmar. The area is mostly inaccessible, but the whole hill is nothing but a big curve, but unfortunately is buried in a deep tree covered valley. I worked my drone out to see what was available for shots. Here a Mona, IA, empty ethanol train floats downgrade towards Mason City with a dirty ECO and a UP. Getting daylight trains out here isn't easy so shots like this are harder to come by.
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