The Canadian Pacific ran their holiday train via Mason City. The past 2 days the train ran the east end of the DM&E and now is enroute from Mason City to Marquette and points north. Here the train... (more)
I have a slide of the 206 stored at Nahant in early 2003. The IC&E must brought it back out to help with summer traffic? Here a Mason City to Marquette grain sweeper is stopped at Rudd to pickup 2... (more)
A loaded KCS Feeder Train off the Jackson Sub is rolling east towards Marquette, IA. The train can use 2 units to pull the 75 car train as far as Charles City, then grades require more power, whic... (more)
Somedays you just wish the consist was turned around. Before the CP bought the DM&E, the DM&E was doing a good job of painting these beast. Now back in CP hands, these units will probably end thei... (more)
A Hartley ethanol train heads east with 3 ex-SOO Line SD60 rebuilds. These units have been washed overnight in Mason City for a Company Photographer Special today between Mason City and Charles Ci... (more)
The daily Mason City, IA, to Nahant, IA, manifest train is picking up 25 loads here at Rudd This train is due out of Mason City at noon, and normally meets its counterpart at New Hampton or Ossian... (more)
Showing what this line is like after a blizzard 6217 is on its way East after the line has opened.
Well the DM&E has been using power to plow out mainlines, which doesn't work very well. Here 616 had to do some power work at Rudd, setout badorder power, and pickup CSXT power for Chicago. This N... (more)
With the end of this trains day about 20 miles west and passing the Rudd elevator.
CCHU makes a setout in Rudd on the last day of DME & ICE's independence.
This grain train from Mason City to Marquette is stopping at Rudd to pickup the last 25 cars to make a 75 car grain train. This job came out of Mason lite and is picking up 25 cars at Portland, No... (more)
Sharp light on a COLD day, -10 and the wind chill -30
Six blue & yellow SD40-2's lead a westbound toward Mason City.
A loaded KCS feeder train has just departed Nora Springs about 10 minutes ago and is bound for Dubuque for the next crew change. This 75 car grain train came off the Jackson line.