Ethanol train with all new cars
Chicago Central had 8 SDP45 on lease for 3 month's. Pulling out the sag from Buffalo creek the SDP45's and one SD45-2 are in 8.
Making a air test before heading to the main Waterloo yard. Tons of wet sticky snow
Oelwein's CGW museum, Iowa Northern's Oelwein Job making its run back to Waterloo,Ia
Just shut the throttle down for the stop to shoot the rods and a fast touch of the firing valve and the smoke was gone.
About to Cross the BNSF mains after passing thru the bluff to get Mississippi River bridge.
Popping out of the tunnel on to a curve and crossing BNSF Aurora sub and over the Mississippi river bridge.
The F40PH horn blared for the crossing and now Dynamic brakes and blended with air slow the Empire Builder for its stop.
And with the temps about 35 the snow is sticking to everything, Time to clean up the windows , Horns and give the train ahead time to give up its track warrant.
Running along side the siding at New Hamton in the last light of the day
At Train fest first thing in the morning before the hordes descended and made shooting harder. To much coal smoke drifting by and cutting off light so I had to do it in B&W but giving it a 1950's ... (more)
Light Power on its way to pick up it's train.
Working its down the Iowa Northern from Plymouth JCT to Nora Springs JCT. the 616 train is now on the interchange to the DME main.
Cresting one Hog back after another and draped over 2, Only 3 more before the their yard at Waterloo.
A test run for the Hawkeye Expess at sunset