The Nahant - Bensenville road freight rolls past the Itasca Metra depot.
A quartet of EMD's are singing a wonderful song as they fly, notched out, west in the late afternoon.
Westbound 589 train rolling through Kirkland.
On a whim, i decided to head down to the DME in southern Minnesota. My last trip yielded nothing, but this turned out to be quite different. Upon my arrival, i spotted THREE trains. Two of them ... (more)
Train 271 rolls into LaCrescent after waiting for CP 581 to finish picking up an engine in the LaCrescent Yard. Before 271 heads north on the CP River Subdivision, the rear three engines and 19 c... (more)
A DM&E southbound crosses over the UP mainline passing the old C&NW station.
Oops! Northbound ICE did a belly-flop on the switches at Tower CK in Winona, requiring a day to clean up the mess and resulting in Amtrak detouring via BNSF between LaCrosse and St. Paul.
An eastbound manifest crawls along at 10mph heading for interchange to the CP at Minnesota City. A welded rail project due later in 2009 will hopefully speed things up a bit.
About one mile into Iowa, the Austin to Mason City job just made their pickup at the Ethanol plant.
In less than 3 days this IC&E train will be running on home rails instead of trackage rights over CP.Who knows what will happen to these trains, I doubt they will continue to have these blue & yel... (more)
LBF2 ready to depart Belle Fourche, SD on a sunny morning.
Former 'Desert Storm' unit UP 3593.