A Union Electric coal train for Machens, MO is picking up speed as they head east into Osceola. The grade for the next 10 miles will be pretty easy going until the next major hill east of Lucus, ... (more)
A 1x1 coal train is still working hard to get back up to the 30mph speed limit as they work thru the town of Chariton. This coal train is bound for Peoria, ILL. to be transloaded into barge for Ha... (more)
3 ES44AC units power this 2x1 coal train as it eases thru downtown Chariton at 30mph eastbound. This a coal train from Antelope Mine, WY to Machens, MO for Union Electric.
2 SD70MAC's power this North Antelope Mine, WY to Stratton, OH coal train. 321 more miles this train will be delivered off to the NS at Chicago, ILL for furtherance to Ohio.
A DP shoves on the rear of a coal empty as they head west thru the river valley of the Cedar Creek between Albia and Russell. 70 more miles and they will be into Creston and done with the trip fro... (more)
A coal train from Black Thunder Mine, WY to Toledo, OH via the NS at Chicago, ILL, is getting back up to track speed after leaving the town Chariton behind. 2 units power this 115 car coal train t... (more)
A loaded coal train from Black Thunder Mine, WY to Toledo, OH is still 344 miles away from being delivered to the NS at Chicago, ILL.
A pair of ex-Conrail engines take a brand new set of TCUX hoppers west for their first load of coal. Each car had a build date of 3-07.
An eastbound coal load is topping the grade out of the Thompson River Valley between Afton and Murray and is picking up speed as they head east towards Osceola.
A coal train from Black Thunder Mine to the CN in Chicago for Erie, MI is just east of the small town of Murray as sunset draws near.
2 AC units and a DC unit move this coal load east just west of Ottumwa along the Des Moines River.
As the last rays of sunlight shine thru, a westbound empty coal train heads down main #1 between CTC Maxon and CTC Halpin.
An empty coal train tools along west for Creston just east of the small town of Rome.
2 sets of helper power set idle at Albia, next to main #1, waiting for another winter day to arrive.
Following Amtrak out of CTC Maxon this coal heads east along the Des Moines River west of Ottumwa.