An eastbound Mason City to Marquette freight sits in the siding at New Hampton waiting on a meet back in 2002. Engineer Amundson and Assistant Engineer Galkin talk over whatever as they wait. The ... (more)
The sun has set on the day, but the railroad work continues all thru the night. Here at New Hampton a power swap has just taken place between 686 and 477. 686's 3 SD40-2's weren't enough horsepowe... (more)
The conductor on 470's train, gives the east switch at New Hampton a quick sweep, and now is in the process of lining the switch for the main after meeting a 361 train. The snow is coming down har... (more)
An empty KCS grain train #361 pulls to the west end of the New Hampton Siding as 470 pounds upgrade into New Hampton for the meet. There is only 2 sidings on the 117 miles long Mason City Sub betw... (more)
This sticker and the unit is getting to be pretty tired adn wore out. Someone has put a new spin on this proud CP heritage once shown with these units. This unit will see some TLC soon, as CP is r... (more)
Only a few minutes from sunset, this loaded ethanol train out of Welcome, MN, makes their way east towards Marquette. The train is working upgrade into New Hampton, MP 70, with 81 loads and IC&E 6... (more)
Instead of waiting about 4 hours at Ossian for the MMCCCX, this coal train will pickup the 49 empties for Hartley, IA, on the rear of their train to clear off the siding for the meet. Out of New H... (more)
This MCMQ has ventured off the mainline to pickup hoppers off the Sara Lee Spur.
With the MMCMQ in the clear, the coal train is pulling down the main to line the switch back before heading west again. These 100 cars of coal were bound for Austin, MN (50) and Rochester, MN (50)... (more)
Train a head has a car on the ground . There not going to move much today
After getting the west switch line normal this feeder train is pulling into town to meet a MMQMC. This is a loaded feeder train from Mason City, IA to Kansas City, MO.
MQMC is waiting in the New Hampton siding for EAUCC to arrive. Their headlight is seen in the distance.
DME 6367 (City of New Ulm), ICE 223, GECX 2869, GECX 2878, ICE 6454, ICE 6434, ICE 6404, ICE 6419, ICE 6408, ICE 6409.