Hasn't been alot to shoot around the house this year for winter stuff. However today produced a nice winter scene as sleet and freezing rain coated everything. The boys had a day off from school s... (more)
The daily Waterloo to Kirk Yard manifest train begins the climb over Big Raymond Hill east of Raymond. The train is only 8 miles out of Waterloo with its normal mid-morning departure towards Dubuq... (more)
The Waterloo to Kirk Yard daily freight train has a pair of BNSF units for power today. Here the train works hard over the hogbacks between Raymond and Jesup on the CN Dubuque Sub. The train is o... (more)
338 makes the daily trek towards Kirk Yard with a noon departure out of Waterloo. Here the train passes over Prairie Creek just outside of Masonville, about 40 mile east of Waterloo. Not alot of o... (more)
The Waterloo, IA, to Kirk Yard, IL, manifest train is pulling in the siding at Beth to meet its counterpart M337. Beth siding is located 35 miles east of Waterloo. The track they are on once was o... (more)
M338 is scheduled out of Waterloo at 20:00, 7 days a week, tonight's train is running on time as they climb out of Independence en route east to Kirk Yard in Chicago, IL. 2 ex-ATSF dash 8's and a ... (more)
Strange power shows up on M338 these days! Today's version had the BNSF 120, BNSF 9736, BNSF 326.
A M338 crewman grabs for his travel bag, as the Freeport local sits idle in the background.
After completing the work at Dubuque, and finally getting permission from the BNSF Dispatcher in Fort Worth, M338 heads east across the Mississippi River.
M338 stops at Manchester to pick up the IC 9605 and one car.
Even with a yellow frame stripe, it's a real treat to get three black IC engines on one train these days! Regular Merchandise Train from Waterloo, IA - Chicago, IL.
Regular Merchandise Train from Waterloo, IA - Chicago, IL heads towards home rails at Portage while a BNSF Z-Train catches up on Main 2. (Canon EOS20D, 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM)
Regular Merchandise Train from Waterloo, IA - Chicago, IL. (Canon EOS20D, 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM)