UP 8904 leads an Altoona to St. Paul freight west near Roberts, WI on the former C&NW (Omaha Rd.) mainline a day before UP 4014 rolled east on this line.
It's hard to do much better than this on the UP these days. Roseport coke loads roll east through Roberts behind a clean Tier IV EMD and a crusty wide cab GE.
Four former CSX SD70Ms lead MALSS west across the UP Altoona Sub. UP has recently started leasing former CSX AC6000CWs and SD70Ms from Progress Rail Leasing in order to help alleviate their power ... (more)
Return of the 400On August 10, 1985, Streamline Excursions, Inc. sponsored the “Return of the 400,” a round-trip excursion between Amtrak's St. Paul-Minneapolis Midway Station to Eau Cl... (more)
A quiet summer evening is temporarily interrupted by the scream of AC traction motors as loaded sand train MALEAX treks westward across the Altoona Sub. The train had a 2x0x2 power formation which... (more)
Two NS motors and a pair of UP SD70Ms lead a heavy phosphate train westbound through Roberts. These trains run every so often during the winter, when barges are unable to navigate the frozen Missi... (more)
A duo of former Southern Pacific GPs (UP 1515 was built as a B&O GP40 before going to SP), lead a hefty 17 car LTS82 back to Altoona. Normally, this train would only have a few cars this far west,... (more)
A grungy UP GEVO leads engineering special PSEGD2-13 through Roberts with 8 passenger cars in tow. Sunny morning eastbounds happen once, maybe twice a year on the Altoona Sub so it was a must catc... (more)
Two SD40N's and a SD40-2 serve as the helpers for an eastbound coke train. It's always a refreshing sight to see standard cab EMD's out on the main.
Norfolk Southern recently announced that they plan to phase out almost all RoadRailers by the end of 2015. Now is the time to get your shots...
A sharp standard cab SD70 hauls 42 trailers up the grade out of Roberts. Both the ZCHEM and ZEMCH run out of the sun if on schedule, making them rare candidates for decent light.
A patched Cotton Belt GP60 leads LTS82 back east with a pair of empty centerbeams and the HLCX 1054 trailing.
A winged 'Big Mac' leads MPRVP across the Altoona Sub.
PRVP's conductor gives an enthusiastic wave from his big SD9043MAC as it rumbles through Roberts.
8,600 horses of EMD lead a short PRVP through the barren, snow covered cornfields.