July 2000 finds me watching trains on the UP Spineline in central Iowa. A northbound empty grain train races towards Mason City as they blow past Bradford. The sun and clouds were barely working i... (more)
A loaded coal train bound for Bayport, MN, for Northern States Power at the Allen King Plant, is seen here dropping downgrade out of Bradford. Bradford is located on the UP Spineline north of Io... (more)
This era didn't last long enough. Once the UP got the SP and CNW, things got mixed up. Here a northbound Spineline train passes thru Bradford. The train is working between Nevada, IA, and Mason Ci... (more)
A pair of run thru CN GP40's power this Union Pacific train northbound on the Splineline. Here the train passes thru Bradford, about 5 miles north of Iowa Falls. The 9420 was sold to RPMX and the ... (more)
Having toped the hill they descend in to the Beaver Creek Valley and race the sunset North.
Rolling up hill, Some one needs to trim the trees back.
C&NW EMD SD40-2 6930 leads a mixed bag of power on a southbound grain train near Bradford, Iowa.
Dominating the small town of Bradford.
I like the seed corn, as i can shoot over it.
ICE detouring on the UP do to a derailment. It ripped out a bridge over the Turkey River in far Eastern Iowa and may take a long time to fix.
A Des Moines, IA to Mason City, IA manifest train is back on the move after getting a new warrant. This train only has 40 miles left before getting to Mason City. This train will meet 2 southbound... (more)