Southbound WC train 12 near Junction City
WC 7524 and 2558 are bathed in early morning sun as they pound past Kinross with 45 loads of pellets on a frigid February morning.
WC was running out its last winter when I shot this loaded ore train near Dafter on a bitter morning. WC 7524,2558 have 45 loads of Tilden pellets heading to the furnace at Algoma Steel.
WC 7524, 2558 leads the OACTI east through the icy winter scape at Rudyard. Needless to say it was cold.
Two retired WC SD45's sits motionless in the deadline while they wait for their appointment with the cutting torch.
A tattered and worn pair of SD45's have a string of ore jennies in tow over the Escanaba River in Wells, Michigan. That latticework bridge is a hallmark of former CNW lines. Interestingly, it is a... (more)
a pair of WC SD-45's handle the transfer to CP Stinson yard on this day
A pair of WC's create a never-to-be-repeated scene as they near the end of their trip in Waterloo. Both of these have been retired; WC 7514 is the only SD45 left in operation.
A small 337 is having no problem making 50mph over Big Raymond Hill east of Raymond. The train is only about 10 miles away from its destination of Waterloo.
WC 7524 and 7506 lean into a reverse curve west of Dubuque as they begin the sprint to Waterloo.
The WC's waste no time flying past rural Iowa landscapes, the train was doing almost 60 the entire way to Waterloo.
The pair have arrived in Dubuque and pass a pair of GTW GP38s just north of the yard.
WC SD45 7524 leads fellow SD45 7506 on CN's westbound Water loo manifest. A pair of WC SD45's on the old CCP, perhaps the last time...
WC 7524 and 7506 are screaming in run 8 doing near 60mph as they thunder through the small town of Earlville, IA.
WC 7524 and 7506 waste no time getting up to track speed as they pass some typical midwest farms, complete with grazing cattle.