The daily Waterloo to Ft Dodge local is about to stop to do interchange work with the Iowa River Railroad south of Ackley. 571 will do the setouts and 570 does the pickups at this interchange plac... (more)
The Iowa River Railroad has just setout their inbound cars for the CN to the north end of the interchange tracks and now will head to the other end for a pickup. This crew doesn't take long to get... (more)
The Iowa River Railroad has just setout their inbound cars for the CN to the north end of the interchange tracks at Ackley. Soon they'll run to the other end to pickup and head back home. This cre... (more)
Sometimes don't you wonder why the railroad does what it does? Well this is one of those places at Ackley. CN usually to rips out anything and everything that doesn't get used to help with cost co... (more)
East of Ackley, BCOL 4645 leads its train past corn fields as it heads east towards Waterloo.
Dragging loads back from the CN and punching a drift.
Working up Macy Hill
My conductor starts to resequence his list after making a pickup at Ackley cars from the Iowa River Railroad. Conductors have to renumber their lists after each pickup and setout to make sure they... (more)
Rolling thru some small drifts on it's way west to battle with more snow.
Passing under the old highway 20 bridge.
CN's L571 rolls into town to drop off cars to the Iowa River RR
CN's L571 rolls West at daybreak.
Working West in to a Blizzard. The drifts are still forming.
Last of the light makes for some nice highlights
An ethanol train is stopped at Ackely to do some local work. The crew has just set some Webster City lumber cars to their train and now is heading downtown to run down to the Iowa River Railroad t... (more)