I did like seeing those S. IL shots. I decided to move north and west of there for these shots.
While up in Wisconsin during a snowstorm, got this coming off the WC:
The Wimmer Special coming through town and wasting no time about it:
Pulling off the Wabash onto the IHB in suburban Chicago Ridge is this stacker:
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Arriving in Mason City is one of the many Operation Lifesaver trains run on UP's Spine Line through Iowa over the years:
Waiting their turn for service at Yard Center, two SD40-2's in 1985:
Brand new on CPRS train #500, my how time has changed these models:
Passing through one of the many cuts in central Iowa, this stacker is making good time:
Just delivered from NRE in Dixmoor, IL, waits a yard assignment in Dolton, IL:
Two items that no longer exist today:
On the ethanol local passing Hanlontown, IA:
One of my favorite yard goats, now leads a disgraced life converted to an RCO slug:
Again along the old CNW, but not on the CNW is this hopper train detouring on IC due to the cement tie project:
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Hope you enjoyed this tour of the Mid-West.