As the Sunsets work continues in to the night.
Splitting the signals.
Passing the old junked C&O GP7 in INAR's old paint job
Blasting up the hill along Beth Siding. Was hoping the wind pushed more snow in to drifts but none that I had time to get to. 300x1.4 x1.6 = 672 MM
Rolling into Manchester and passing the Cedar Rapids branch cut, Set out for the next train south.
Winging back the Drifts before they getting bigger.
Wont be long before the corns to high to shoot shots like this.
Tunnel shots in the midwest are far and few between. and i will take CN power over the blue GE's IC's
Cleaning up after the plowing the day before, plows work best at 30 to 40 MPH as you can see.
Just starting to pull after having a pinion gear cut off ( locked up TM ) The Iowa Northern is coming off its line and getting on the CN Trackage rights.
The local is doing its work and nocking some small drifts as it works West
This CN train is on its way to Chicago
This Ex MILW line is not flat, a hard pull, The new welded rail will be nice to
Working its way west with everything kind of behind the times with the cold temps.
Not only do they have a Great paint job but cool power to.