Having recrewed east of town, #281 is on the move with an interesting consist today. It's passing the yard office with 92 loads, 0 empties, 7600'+ of train. I couldn't resist setting up and sho... (more)
Awesome is a word that just sums this catch up! My first time seeing 281 in daylight this year, and it's lead by no other then a pair of ICE/DME SD40-2's! For all you who don't know, train 281 is ... (more)
281's train is running on the yellow signals behind a 25mph, 2-291 train, on Main 1. Amtrak's #8 has just passed on Main #2. Just another day on the railroad.
281's train rounds the curve into Reeseville, population 750. The last two SD60's are not online.
A matched set of golden beavers leads the 281 train across Wisconsin.
281 follows on the heels of the Empire Builder. Today pacman #3015 assists the GE.
A 50-degree day has the snow melting in Wisconsin. The result is mushy roadbed conditions over the frozen tundra necessitating a few slow orders on both the CP and nearby UP Adams sub. The loca... (more)
8836 and sister 8857 lead this CP manifest through Fall River. I was happy to see the matched pair.
CP train 281 wastes no time nearing Portage and a crew change.
CN - UP - CN(slug) - IC Lashup on a 7 car autorack train.
Eastbound NS 281 creeps up to the summit of the grade inside Bluefield Yard as the rear helpers notch off the throttles. A quick crew change and its on toward Roanoke.