As the sun rises this Eastbound empty auto train has a fresh crew.
Trains and Grain in the Golden hour!
Close call. While the westbound empty coal train was slowly crawling by, smoke could be seen over the top. Luckily, AC4400CW 6709, the DPU of the coal train, cleared the crossing as 3985 bu... (more)
UP 4214 hauls Containers westbound towards Boone, Ia away from a storm filled sky.
Even the largest operating steam locomotive in the world is dwarfed by the grain silos that dot the prairie. Lucky for us, a stack train in the background just cleared out before 3985 appeared.
The last shot of our 3985 chase is typical Midwest: flat land, grain silos, and fast trains.
My favorite photo of the chase from Trenton to Boone. Note the end of an intermodal train on the far right side of photo.
Newly repainted UP 6727, ex-CNW 8825, heads up a coal train at Jordan (near Boone), IA.
UP 9030 brings a manifest eastward into the morning light.