Two ICE SD40-2's are in charge of 86 cars heading north to Saratoga and Whitehall as they cross the Mohawk River.
171s train storms through Red Wing on a frosty morning.
Late in the afternoon, a DM&E freight heads north through Davenport's fall foliage.
The one pure DME/ICE blue lashup out of 6 trains in 2 days on the ICE was this one about to make the turn at CP Lake to head over the big river to Savanna.
Slowing to a stop at a grade crossing to pick the flange ways as the DME hasn't run in days and cars have packed it down hard.
Well when the winter starts making things hard everyone gets off to help out. The plow went off at this crossing due to hard packed ice. The crew was able to pull the plow back on the tracks, but... (more)
As you can see it doesn't take much to build a snow drift. Here a crew works west towards Sheldon opening this line back up for business after a Christmas snow storm dump snow and ice in the area.... (more)
Morning frost has settled on the trees in western Iowa as the DM&E works on getting the Sheldon Sub open up for business. Here a wedge plow works west out of Mason City towards Sheldon plowing dri... (more)
Working slowly on old rail 10 MPH the plow is more like a bulldozer today.
Working its way, West and tiptoeing over old and cold 90# rail, Crossing the West fork Des Moines River.
100 Ethanol loads roll into Dubuque
An eastbound manifest ducks under interstate 90 east of Wasta, SD
ICE 6442 and 6411 lead today's ICE Manifest train from Kansas City to St. Paul. The train is shown here paused in the early morning at Marquette, Iowa to wait for a new warrent from the dispatcher... (more)
HUBRC power rest in the Dubuque yard