Last light and 2 ES44AC's pull the loads back to speed after cresting a hill.
Mixed freight is holding main 2 a Z just passed going the same way and now going to cross from main 2 to 1 with a Z holding main 2 that he now is in the way!
Less then a 1/2 mile till there on home rails the Iowa Northern crew received the train from the CN by Haulage rights from the BNSF at East Dubuque IL.
With the on set of SOO SD60's on ex ICE lines and repainting of same ( CP ) Mississippi crossing.
Just Minutes before sunset a friendly UP train crew rolls for home after a days work.
Prairie Land COOP No Road Number and you have to love the Garbage can over the stack. Lighting 100% UP GE from a passing Northbound.
After dropping off storage cars they slowly work there way back to the main. This F40 has had HP added for the Hawkeye Football train by a Genset in the back, so from a F40PH to a more or less GP4... (more)
Passing the Rockford Depot, Painted not restored.
Making a 7 car pickup before rolling south.
Passing a just tilled field on it's way for a load of Ethanol
Just pulling out of town and with temps in the 70's the trees will leaf out soon I hope.
CP sent 3 repainted Soo SD 60's for a PR shoot. Rolling East afterword. 2 are on there way East now!
CP sent 3 repainted Soo SD 60's for a PR shoot.
Fast stop for beans nice spot to shoot them.
Giving a good pull the turbos get spooled up they need some fast track to get the carbon out.