In and out of drifts and not all that much snow as they ran trains before they plowed.
On it's way to Davenport till the Extrusion Thursday.
In a move that never takes place in daylight and maybe 2 times a year or less CN takes a car to Crystal Ice ( old Rath packing ) and passing GE Rail car ALCO switcher
A train off the BNSF at East Dubuque, Il running to the Iowa Northern on haulage rights to waterloo, IA
Lifting the snow at 50MPH and notch 8 as Raymond Hill is next and will suck the train speed down if you hit it to slow.
Two that don't exist now Standard and IC&E hope the ICE paint weathers as long.
Running down the ex Cedar River RR now the CN Osage Sub.
Got the Moon but not as planned as they stopped and worked picking up a car and the moon got much higher then I wanted, Oh well.
Crossing the Cedar thats 10'+ higher then normal do to a rainy June with a nice set of power and light.
CP sent 3 repainted Soo SD 60's for a PR shoot.
Winging back the drifts is a never ending battle this year and slow, In deep snow 1 or 2 MPH is about all they need to do. The wind is mostly out of the North so more ends up on the north side and... (more)
88 cars was a hard pull on this line, Close to max if not a bit over tons to HP.
Passing thru Downtown Waterloo on its way to CN trackage rights and it main at Cedar Falls.
A Deadhead run to get the train in place for Mondays run on a rehabbed line out of Madison, Wisconsin.
Slowly rolling thru the country side with the Wabash F's and Colombia diner train in tow, Pushing some snow in this cut drift.