BNSF ES44AC, SD70ACe, and ES44AC cruise in front of a spectacular early spring sunset with another empty taconite train headed for Iron Range.
TFM 1645 cuts through the last remaining light of a very busy day on the DME Mason City Sub.
ICE 6444 running as the DME 6071 is headed west to pick up a loaded DDG train long hood forward.
TFM 1645 coasts through rural Iowa scenery.
This BNSF doublestack/autorack combo strolls around one of the many river curves along the mighty Mississippi River.
A faded Dash 9 speeds into view with a high priority manifest in tow.
A BNSF stacker glides through a small clearing along the Mississippi River.
The power on a lengthy 270 crests the grade at Jackson Junction without incident, as the sun is completely below the horizon on a brisk late winter evening.
A smooth stroll at dusk turns into an all out brawl as 360 assults the "warm-up" grade at Jackson Junction. Calmar Hill actually holds the ruling grade title, though Jackson and Algona come in a c... (more)
With just a few minutes of daylight left, KCS haulage rights train 360 (with 2 tank cars along for the ride) pulls over a hogback.
A BNSF Z train scurries around one of the many river curves on the Aurora Sub.
636 snakes its way out of Rock Falls, Iowa after rolling onto the IANR at Plymouth Jct. After a crew change at Nora Springs, this train will pick up another SD40-2 to get up to the proper HPT rati... (more)
After waiting for the Iowa Northern to clear Plymouth Jct., DME 6054 makes the short but slow journey across the IANR rails to Nora Jct.
It's only about 14:00 CST, but this MBEMC is already casting long shadows as it rolls westward, nearing a typical Iowa winter woodland.
Rolling along the Ossian Siding through the snow covered Iowa farmland.