I only had the afternoon free the next day to chase this Holiday Train between Dubuque and the final stop at LaCrescent. Once they left Guttenberg I hoped to get them around Clayton rolling along ... (more)
A Hartley ethanol train has spend the last 240 miles rolling thru cornfield and grades on the Sheldon/Mason City Subs. Now the train will transverse the flat Mississippi River Valley for the next ... (more)
Rolling South along the river on one side and bluffs on the other finding a spot with sun is hard, At this spot a road runs to a boat landing.
150 car train with 2 SD's rolls by at track speed 25 MPH, Yes it Needs paint!
DME 170, the old ICE MSPKC, rolls south through Clayton, IA. Shortly the train will stop and setout and pickup cars at the CGB grain elevator south of town.
Two that don't exist now Standard and IC&E hope the ICE paint weathers as long.
About to cut the small town of Clayton in half