The Huron to Rapid City wayfreight waits for a new crew approximately half way through it's journey.
South Dakota, where the winters make Cottonwood trees look like bonsai.
Underway out of Glenwood and just breaking out from under a cloud, the engineer notches out his three SD40-2s to climb the slight hill toward Lowry.
With dark clouds hanging low in the sky, ICE 6217 and company charge west toward Elbow Lake with an empty crude oil train.
Three blue and yellow Iowa, Chicago & Eastern units lead a unit tank train west across the Elbow Lake Subdivision.
A rare treat on the UP St. Louis Service Unit, 4 ICE SD40s lead the OSJCH-05 into the siding at Findlay Illinois.
Train 603 dodges some clouds as it approaches Barrett behind a trio of ICE SD40-2s.
With all three SD40-2s refueled, train 603 is getting a warrant for the Elbow Lake Sub and preparing to depart. Patchy rain showers are holding off and the sun is coming out for a while, making f... (more)
After testing my physical fitness while running up the hill, I was rewarded with a great view of CP train 603 as it sweeps through the big curve east of Barrett. A healthy downpour in the distanc... (more)
A matched set of Iowa Chicago & Eastern units pull a long train of ethanol empties west out of Lowry.
Crude oil empties head west out of Glenwood behind a trio of ICE units. This lash warranted a chase.
Running along side the siding at New Hamton in the last light of the day
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.
Showing what this line is like after a blizzard 6217 is on its way East after the line has opened.
It's well after sunset the train will run all night working it's way to Marquette,IA and South to Savanna,IL and on to Chicago.