The UP is starting to replace searchlight signals this year but for now, a searchlight protects the west end of Hersey siding.
After meeting a train at Hersey, MADMCS is on the move again.
A faded Espee patch brings a loaded frac sand train towards Saint Paul. No matter how faded, it is still a lot better than the tattered yellow power we see.
SP 107 flies past 150th street in Roberts with UP 5901, UP 1772, SP 144 and MADMCS in tow.
Unpatched Espees and even an SD40N on a sand train? Yep, SP 107, UP 5901, UP 1772 and SP 144 lead MADMCS west, just east of Roberts. I've seen the two SP's quite a bit on sand trains but never hav... (more)
Four Patched Southern Pacific C44AC's bring loaded frac sand train, MADMCS towards Mason City. With a large number of former SP AC4400's being assigned to sand service in Wisconsin, a consist like... (more)
A pair of patched Southern Pacific C44's lead two UP units as they take more Frac Sand westward on the Altoona Sub.