The peaceful stillness of the Des Moines River valley is shattered by the rumble of an eastbound manifest making its way over the high bridge.
UP 5344 leads an increasingly-rare loaded coal train eastbound over the new high bridge.
UP 6298 taking an eastbound over Kate Shelley High Bridge coming into Boone.
UP 4014 heads back west over the famous Kate Shelley High Bridge just west of Boone, Iowa.
UP 4014 leads the Union Pacific Museum Special across the Kate Shelley High Bridge over the Des Moines River.
Chicago and North Western NORX coal empties cross the famous Kate Shelley Bridge over the Des Moines River west of Boone, Iowa, on April 15, 1995. Lightning-stripe GE C44-9Ws Nos. 8676 and 8679 po... (more)
A westbound Chicago and North Western grain train crosses famous Kate Shelley High Bridge west of Boone, Iowa, on April 15, 1995. The 2,685-foot long bridge was built in 1899-1901, and was replace... (more)
UP 5021 is on the point of a westbound manifest train on the west side of the bridge. You can see the old tracks to the Kate Shelley High Bridge in the background and how the new bridge location i... (more)
UP 8551 leads an eastbound intermodal train exiting the new bridge on the east side, curving back to original track location.
An eastbound UP coal load skirts the old Kate Shelley High Bridge by crossing the Des Moines River utilizing the newly built bridge to the north.
My last visit to Kate Shelley was a let down - the road leading to the bridge was closed off for construction, the private property signs were very obvious, and the sun angle was poor for photos. ... (more)
UP 6788 and 7230 lead a string of wb empty coal hoppers meeting eb loads on the Kate Shelley High Bridge west of Boone.
UP United Way 3300 heads an eb ballast train meeting wb IG2LB3-03 on the Kate Shelley High Bridge west of Boone.