The 1st crew for this Mason City to Spencer B41 local spent all night switching in Mason and building 111 car outbound train. Then B42 cabbed in from Spencer at 7am to take the train west. Almost ... (more)
Luck was on our side to get this loaded Herzog train in the late afternoon on the Tomah Sub. Here the train slowly begin the tour of the the LaCrosse siding for Trainmaster testing on a this beaut... (more)
Luck was on our side to get the loaded Herzog train in the late afternoon on the Tomah Sub. Here the train screams westbound thru West Sparta and past the U.S. Silica plant. This guy was hauling h... (more)
3BAL heading down the hill with elephant style Multimark SD40-2s. Train was filled out with sand empties in typical CP fashion. With the PTC deadline approaching, the days of CP SD40-2s leading tr... (more)
Matched Multimark SD40-2s lead ballast loads 3BAL out of St. Paul.
CP train 3GPS heads into the blazing golden hour sunlight as it races up the Mississippi River for St Paul and points west.
CP 6069 West follows the La Crosse River State Trail into La Crosse.
3GPS at Red Rock with an unlikely trio of Multimark SD40-2s. Unsurprisingly, the 6067 went belly up, so they had to pick up the 5040 in La Crosse. This train was loaded in Waterloo WI, and will be... (more)
I always wanted to shoot a SOO SD60 with mis-matched number boards, but since those are all gone ill gladly take the the CP SD40-2 with mis-matched number boards.
CP train 3GPS approaching Wisconsin Dells as it skirts the Wisconsin River with a trio of SD40-2s doing the honors.
CP 6069. and two other vintage SD40s, lead 3GPS west over the Wisconsin River trestle.
CP 5966 leads a ballast train west down WSOR rails west of Watertown.
A duo of Pac-Man SD40-2s lead a ballast train east through Wadsworth.
With the pair of "Pacman" SD40-2's, ballast train 3BAL-07 slowly passes Tower B17 on the West Freight Lead in Bensenville. A short time later, the train would shove onto the New Arrival ... (more)