After meeting the daily Eastbound manifest, CN 2017 West takes an extra grain empty out of the siding at Scales Mound.
There are still some code poles present along the former Illinois Central right of way.
Back in 1998 an empty grain train pulls out of the siding at West Scales Mound. The train is enroute to western Iowa for grain loading. The late 90's had lots of geeps and CN acquired properties p... (more)
CN loaded ethanol train heads east across the corn fields of Northern Illinois. A few days later this area was hit with a hail storm that wiped out all the alfalfa, corn and soybeans.
CN ethanol train climbs the hill into Scales Mound and passes a reminder that some gave all.......
A combined L566/M338 with 7,000+ feet of train climbs the hill towards Scales Mound.
Long-distance local from Chicago, IL - Waterloo, IA breaks the silence of this sleepy little town on Independence Day.
Long-distance local from Waterloo, IA - Chicago, IL climbs the hill to Scales Mound.
Regular Merchandise Train from Waterloo, IA - Chicago, IL.
M337 rolls slowly west down the Scales Mound siding in preperation for a meet with the eastbound M338.
Unit Ethanol Train heading east on the CN through Scales Mound.
Chicago, IL - Waterloo, IA Freight Train beginning the climb up the hill into Scales Mound, IL.
Regular Merchandise Train from Waterloo, IA - Chicago, IL. (Canon EOS20D, 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM)