Crowds swarmed the double track mainline as the Big Boy made a scheduled servicing stop. People did anything they could to see, including sitting on shoulders.
After making its service stop, Big Boy 4014 departs Wheatland and passes the crowd of people. This was small, compared to some of the other crowds 4014 encountered on this day.
The general public and a handful of railfans crowded the Big Boy during the service stop in Wheatland to take selfies and look over the big Alco. The steam crew requested block protection on both ... (more)
UP 7717 pushes on the rear of a fast moving stack train headed for Chicago.
UP 1996 screams under Rte 30 just on the east side of Wheatland.
Some might think getting trains on the UP East-West main at sunset might be easy, well most days it isn't, but today I lucked out to have this eastbound Council Bluffs to Proviso freight train rol... (more)
At sunset, a CTE pushes on the rear of a coal load as it passes steel grain silos at Wheatland, IA.
Late in the day the sunlight is super-saturating the changing colors of the trees as an eastbound coal load passes on Main One.
UP 8220 sits on Main One with a parked freight as the sun approaches the horizon.
A hot westbound Z train behind three clean GEVOs roars through sweeping curve on a beautiful afternoon in eastern Iowa.
A 140 car North Platte, NE to Proviso, IL manifest train is back on the move after getting a dogcatch crew west of Wheatland. The Katy, The Rio Grande, and The Southern Pacific heritage units powe... (more)
The CNW trio screams westbound around the Wheatland splitting the recently placed Tri-color signals.
The CNW trio is now a thing of the past we look back on the trio of yellow and green swinging through the scenic curve in Wheatland, IA.
An empty hopper train passes westbound through Wheatland, Iowa.
MPRCB negotiates the curve at Wheatland, Iowa with UP 1995 at the helm.