The Wells Local is heading back to its home base in the late afternoon sun. The train is just kicking it up to 40 mph here at Oakland. The train normally would make an Austin Turn and swap trains ... (more)
A 474 train out of St. Paul turned into a 2nd B39 out of Marquette for the run to Mason City. The train had 75 cars of loaded oats bound for Quaker Oats in Cedar Rapids via the Iowa Northern. This... (more)
Today's 471 train is combo with train 381 out of Dubuque. Here the train rolls thru Ft. Atkinson, MP 48. The head 95 cars are the 381 train that will setout at the Charles City ethanol plant. In w... (more)
Heavy large snow flakes are falling on the back side of the Winter Storm Q, as this 471 rolls thru west towards Mason City with a short train. This train came out of the BRC Clearing Yard in Chica... (more)
The Huron, SD, to Chicago Clearing Yard, IL, freight train rolls thru the small town of Ft. Atkinson at MP 48. The next 5 miles will be a full plate for these 3 SD40's and the 10,000 tons of freig... (more)
The westbound Marquette, IA, to Mason City, IA, freight train is at the bottom of Calmar Hill as they pass thru the "Fort." This train still has 69 miles back to Mason City. The 2 SRY SD38's trail... (more)
With CP storing or returning leased units, the Soo Line SD60's have been on the increase on the ex-IC&E lines. Here a trio SD60's came out of Chicago on this empty Hartley, IA, ethanol train. At M... (more)
CP train from Kansas City, MO, to Mason City, IA, rolls west near MP 48 on the Mason City Sub where alittle fall colors are beginning to come out. This crew is now at the bottom of Calmar Hill and... (more)
One long pull after a long sag, Notch 8 then in DB's Thats the Mason City Sub.
KCS 4027 leads a combined FKCMC-MMQMC at the bottom of Calmer Hill (the begining of the grade can be seen midway through the train).
Cruising through the Northeast Iowa backwoods
DME 6367 (City of New Ulm), ICE 223, GECX 2869, GECX 2878, ICE 6454, ICE 6434, ICE 6404, ICE 6419, ICE 6408, ICE 6409.
Ribbon Train dropping welded rail between Fort Atkinson, IA and Jackson Junction, IA.