Quickly following an all day hide and seek battle with the clouds for sky superiority, the sun, finding clear skies to the horizon, ultimately prevails and to the victor goes the spoils. Its prize... (more)
Westbound empty sweet bran train rolls west on the Ottumwa Sub. The train is seen here working west from Galesburg towards the destination at Eddyville, IA, west of Ottumwa. The train is mainly ma... (more)
Tthis coal train had alot problems climbing the .40% grade out of the Mississippi River Valley between Gladstone and Kirkwood. Eventually the train stalled here at Kirkwood and the crew is now out... (more)
I was on my way home from Monmouth, Illinois when I saw something green moving through the treeline near the small town of Cameron. Sure enough, a unit John Deer Combine train emerged from the tre... (more)
Due to congestion in Galesburg yard, this trio of SD9's, normally assigned as yard power, was ushered into mainline service this day to shuttle cuts of cars to outlying locations. Here they are we... (more)
A new GE leads a slow moving coal train past an old barn in Kirkwood.
Empty hoppers return to Wyoming for another load. The crossbuck & post give a clue as to the CB&Q heritage of this trackage.
On long-term lease to BNSF.