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Photo ID: 390517

It started out Thursday afternoon as rain, and then snow mixed in. When the precip turned to all snow, the flakes were the size of potato chips. The snow stuck to every little twig on every tree... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Savanna, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 4742
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 24, 2012


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By: Alan Craig

Added: Feb 25, 2012

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Views: 18,283
Comments: 14

Favorited: 151

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Photo ID: 363380

'He leadeth me beside the still waters' part II. The last time I was at this overlook at Mississippi Palisades State Park last October, I captured a beautiful scene ( http://www.railpictures.net... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Savanna, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 12, 2011


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By: Alan Craig

Added: May 15, 2011

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Views: 15,384
Comments: 18

Favorited: 132
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Photo ID: 341655

'He leadeth me beside the still waters' ... These words from the 23rd Psalm are what I think of when I see this view from the Mississippi Palisades at sunset. It was a beautiful, very quiet eveni... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Savanna, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 4918
Train ID: BNSF UKEEMAD152T
Photo Date: October 15, 2010


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By: Alan Craig

Added: Oct 17, 2010

People's Choice 1

Views: 9,306
Comments: 7

Favorited: 94
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Photo ID: 351051

I call this one 'Rural Railroad Crossings'. A southbound manifest crawls along at 10 mph just north of Blooming Prairie. The John Deere tractor with a snow blower showed up as if on queue!

Railroad: Iowa, Chicago & Eastern
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: ICE 6458
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 08, 2011


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By: Alan Craig

Added: Jan 09, 2011

Views: 5,966
Comments: 1

Favorited: 26
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Photo ID: 354071

It was only 3 degrees, but the sun was shining, the Red Tail Hawks and Bald Eagles were soaring above the Mississippi, and the chimes from a church in the town of Bellevue rang out a beautiful hym... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Bellevue, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: UP 6889
Train ID: 7/171-07
Photo Date: February 08, 2011


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By: Alan Craig

Added: Feb 09, 2011

Views: 5,304
Comments: 4

Favorited: 33


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Photo ID: 377925

An eastbound (south along the Mississippi River) BNSF grain train passes beneath the bluffs just north of Savanna that are lit up by late afternoon sunlight passing through residual sugars left in... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Savanna, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 7210
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 11, 2011


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By: Alan Craig

Added: Oct 13, 2011

Views: 5,142
Comments: 3

Favorited: 27
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Photo ID: 348451

"Season's Greetings" A southbound manifest runs through downtown Bellevue on a frigid December afternoon. What an opportune time to get a big red ex CP locomotive on point! Merry Christmas, eve... (more)

Railroad: Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern
Locomotive: EMD SD40
Location: Bellevue, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: DME 6084
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 13, 2010


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By: Alan Craig

Added: Dec 14, 2010

Views: 4,748
Comments: 2

Favorited: 22
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Photo ID: 372578

Whole lotta switchin' goin' on! Four engines, an SD38-3, two MP15 DCs, and a GP38-2, take their turn at making switching or transfer moves. There always seems to be a lot going on at the massive... (more)

Railroad: Belt Railway of Chicago
Locomotive: EMD SD38-3
Location: Bedford Park, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: BRC 573
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 16, 2011


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By: Alan Craig

Added: Aug 21, 2011

Views: 4,652
Comments: 0

Favorited: 15
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Photo ID: 363064

A BNSF work train was dumping riprap along the bank of the Mississippi River with side dump gondolas, which I had never seen in action before. The train consisted of a green and white GP50L 3162,... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Savanna, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: Not Applicable
Train ID: Work Extra
Photo Date: May 11, 2011


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By: Alan Craig

Added: May 11, 2011

Views: 4,428
Comments: 0

Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 382690

A GP15-1 performs its switching duties at the small but busy Clinton Yard. This yard is a veritable cornucopia of agricultural and manufacturing products of Iowa and the rest of the Midwest. Som... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP15-1
Location: Clinton, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: UPY 721
Train ID: Not Applicable
Photo Date: November 30, 2011


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By: Alan Craig

Added: Dec 01, 2011

Views: 4,356
Comments: 0

Favorited: 7


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Photo ID: 373511

A rebuilt SD40-2 (ex UP 3381), now classified as an SD40N, leads two SD60Ms on a westbound manifest train as it crosses the North Platte River. Just beyond the river, the train will enter North P... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40N
Location: North Platte, Nebraska, USA
Locomotive #: UP 1589
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 04, 2011


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By: Alan Craig

Added: Aug 29, 2011

Views: 4,282
Comments: 0

Favorited: 16
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Photo ID: 355097

A Pac-Man GP38AC and a SOO GP38-2 pull a long cut of grain hoppers through Canadian Pacific's Muskego Yard. In the area between the lead engine and the parking garage is a collection of MOW equip... (more)

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP38AC
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: CP 3019
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: February 18, 2011


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By: Alan Craig

Added: Feb 20, 2011

Views: 4,131
Comments: 0

Favorited: 7
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Photo ID: 389688

A local rounds the bend and crosses Catfish Creek at Rockdale as it heads west towards Peosta. This short train is led by a wide cab GP40-2W, and a GT GP38-2. Thanks to Ray Peacock who inspired ... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: GP40-2W
Location: Dubuque, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: CN 9424
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 14, 2012


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By: Alan Craig

Added: Feb 16, 2012

Views: 3,945
Comments: 1

Favorited: 31
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Photo ID: 378832

Although most of the leaves are off of the trees in eastern Iowa due to recent wind and rain, I was surprised to find quite a lot of vibrant fall foliage along the protected east facing bluffs alo... (more)

Railroad: Iowa, Chicago & Eastern
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Sabula, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: ICE 6428
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 21, 2011


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By: Alan Craig

Added: Oct 23, 2011

Views: 3,811
Comments: 0

Favorited: 20
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Photo ID: 332577

An empty coal train heads west towards a sunny Wyoming sky after passing under a plains thunderstorm east of Chappell, Nebraska.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW-CTE
Location: Chappell, Nebraska, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5770
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 21, 2010


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By: Alan Craig

Added: Jul 25, 2010

Views: 3,432
Comments: 1

Favorited: 16
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