The Boone, IA to Eagle Grove, IA manifest train creeps across the Des Moines River at Ft. Dodge. This bridge has a permanent 10 mph speed restriction. This train is only 20 miles from Eagle Grove.... (more)
A loaded grain out of Vincent, IA is creeping across the high bridge at Ft. Dodge. This ex-Chicago Great Western Bridge sits 182 feet above the Des Moines River. This train just left Vincent about... (more)
After making a setout and a pickup in the yard 571 is now shoving back to the depot to call it a day. This train will be 569's outbound which will leave for Marcus around 21:00 tonight.
Power for a Knierim grain load sits at Ft Dodge waiting to be cleaned out and fueled. The 28 mile roundtrip down the Omaha Sub between Tara and Knierim covered these units in snow today.
This ice formed during the trip back from Council Bluffs on Saturday night during a freezing rain storm. L569 is in the background, on the main, ready to depart for Marcus.
Working hard to get 120 loads up the grade out of Ft Dodge these 3 units (2x1 dpu) are down to 10mph as they go by the old road crossing at National.
L570 had to go dogcatch L572 at Tara 1st. Now they just cut off at Central Ave to begin the task of combining L572 and L568 together to make their outbound.
IC 6141 is off a Yetter grain train and BNSF 5772 is off Williams coal loads, both sets of power lays over at Ft Dodge awaiting next duty.
LTZ 70 has just crossed CN's Waterloo sub at Tara and the conductor is lining the gate back for the CN. CN controls the gate thru the electric lock box, pictured in the upper left of the diamond, ... (more)
While waiting at a red signal at Lake Oley, a CN conductor copies a track warrant for movement on the Cherokee Sub.