Having pulled the end of the into the yard a cut has been made and is now shoving a cut into a track.
Passing over the Cedar River with the last bit of sun about to set behind the hill.
With over a mile worth of train behind the power they are still pulling hard with most of the train still on the up hill side.
Passing a MILW Depot the arch is over line that went to Austin,MN and was the original line to St Paul,MN before the River Sub was in.
Just getting a roll on after the their stop and snaking there way out of town.
On its South bound run Having left Mabel Rock its rocking and rolling to Green, This job works 24-7 the trick is getting running South at the right time of day.
On its South bound run at first light, This job works 24-7 the trick is getting it running South at the right time of day.
First train after sunrise with a nice windmill.
Streator Jct (NS) to KC train
Looking over the main line
Crossing the Second of three bridges at Foster a town that was but faded away a one time Iowa Coal mine was here but vary low grade coal.
Amtrak is hard on the binders and crossing over from main 1 to 2 working thru trains ahead.
Kicking up snow and about a mile from home rail CF Jct.
Ex MILW on a EX MILW line crossing the BNSF 's Aurora SUB
Two fresh Dash 8's one ex CNW other ATSF