The F40PH horn blared for the crossing and now Dynamic brakes and blended with air slow the Empire Builder for its stop.
Inbound and outbound power is a zoo of models today. SD20 SD24 still in Southern paint, ex GM&O GP30 to. Back when if you stayed out of the way they just waved.
Mason City to Calmer turn having just toped the grade a nice set of MILW SD10s all matching paint looked great.
Loads coming in for crew change.
Plow is plowing and flanging so highrail's can get out and inspect the line.
Loads grinding along trying to gain speed on the down hill parts of the run.
Wednesdays double header smoking it up for a run by before loading and getting on its way back to Williams, AZ.
FPA4 Notches up on its way back to Williams, AZ
Flanging with nose blade with wings in so Highrail track inspector can make his run.
Trackage rights from Nora Springs to Garner to there ex CNW UP line.
Iowa Interstate is a 30th anniversary paint job pared with IAIS 513 a true Rock Island heritage unit. Passing a Iowa City landmark a true RI Depot.
A DPU works to keep the train moving into a head wind.
Just crossed into Iowa from MO #4 rolls for Fort Madison and Chicago.
Last light and one more train for me coming around the curve and under the endangered SF cantilever signals.
Last light and a moonrise and the endangered SF cantilever signals.