The sun is about to drop out of a cloud line at the end of the day as a load coal train bound for IEI Barge Terminal at East Dubuque, ILL is topping the hill at Macy.
Working hard to get 120 loads up the grade out of Ft Dodge these 3 units (2x1 dpu) are down to 10mph as they go by the old road crossing at National.
As the day begins a Sioux City, IA to Williams, IA coal train approaches Manson with 120 loads for Williams.
9911 is starting into CTC at Tara and is going from the Cherokee Sub to the Waterloo Sub. L572 sit on the Omaha Sub dead waiting for a new crew.