We're stopped in the A-Yard just above the east end of the Hump Yard on an eastbound Milwaukee Road freight just in from Portage. To our left a couple of transfers with covered wagons are ready to... (more)
Milwaukee Road Superior Division ore train waiting at 13th Street to get through Milwaukee Depot and head to Chicago.
The superelevation seems to still be in place a decade after the last varnish passed through Olin. Today the tracks and trains are gone.
In the days of the old west, covered wagons roamed the great prairies. You are near Olin on tracks that no longer exist.
113A makes a lot of racket nearing Elwood.
The roar of the 567s wakes everyone in town up from their afternoon nap.
Cabin 992028 brings up the markers on #107 leaving Delmar.
"...let me tell the second mother this has been done..but the second mother was with the seventh son..and they were both out on Highway 61..." B. Dylan
The 1990 census puts the population of this eastern Iowa community at 497. Surely some must remember the Milwaukee Road..
Lost Nation witnesses the passage of #107.
With a year left before the plug is pulled on this part of the Milwaukee Road universe, #107 slogs it's way past the old depot at Delmar.
Westbound #107 catches the glint.
With less than a year left for operations on the Green Island-Omaha line, westbound #107 passes the depot at Oxford Junction, Iowa.