One of the few Engineers that still gives a wave passing the house..... pilots the Nitrin Local north along the Mississippi River coming into our little town of Port Byron.
After a collision with an auto parked on the track the night before the Nitrin Local waits for a new crew Saturday morning. Across the Mississippi river in LeClaire,IA. the CP was cleaning up a 20... (more)
Record flooding in the Midwest during the spring of 2019. SOO 4448 navigates the floodwaters through Port Byron, Illinois.
CP Engineer Todd Cantrell gives a friendly wave from his cab of the ex-UP GP40X rebuilt for the CP into a GP38 type locomotive. I've known Todd from the time I worked for the CP but being retired ... (more)
The CP Nitrin Sub is know part of the Mississippi River.....and its still raining!
The CP Nitrin Sub is now part of the Mississippi River.....and its still raining!
Early morning at Port Byron.
Since this is the first winter that the Nitrin can run 25mph instead of 10mph the crew gets to kick up a little snow.....the weather lady said we had 40.7 inches this year so far and its snowing a... (more)
From the deck......