After stalling on the hill at MP 8.8, four SD40-2s take an empty feeder train from the KCS out of the Mississippi River valley. A CP Gevo and two more SD40-2s came to assist the rear of the train.
Marquette to Mason City freight
Crawling out of the Mississippi Valley with the train ahead calling out MP there clear of so the train behind can advance. Giving out blocks.
DM&E train 360 (F-MCKC) is descending the hill between Monona, IA and Marquette, IA. The rear two engines would be set out at Marquette.
Snaking it's way up Bloody Run Creek
“And I wonder…If everything could ever feel this real for ever? If anything could ever be this good again.” –Foo Fighters “Everlong”
As the ICE 6430 drags out of the Mississippi valley they go thru one curve after a anther following Bloody run Creek Canon 50D
Flowing the lay of the land as only the MILW did.
Climbing out if the Mississippi River Valley at MP12 or so
HUCC is only a half mile away from starting the 14 miles decent from Monona to Marquette, IA. The Marquette Hill (or Monona Hill also called) is a grade of 1% for the next 13 miles with the 1st 2 ... (more)
Crossing Bloody run creek at MP 11 about. and still some snow to plow
Crossing Bloody run creek at MP 12 about
Feeder Train from Mason City - Kansas City slowly works its way through Monona.
Empty Grain Train from Kansas City, MO - Mason City, IA.