Tuesday, June 23, 2015

By the rails dodging storms

First up, an extra M-SACR22 with 72 cars descending Walford Hill--MP 13.5

Next up is CIC 302/202 pulling 73 alcohol tanks for ADM.

Finally, it is CN L563 with a SD70M-2 on the point at Robins, IA. As you can tell from the angle that I just set up the camera as the train was gaining speed thru town.

Video still and edited shot of the leader

Monday, June 15, 2015

Monarch visits the Milkweed

For the first time since these Milkweed plants grew and bloomed, a Monarch Butterfly decided to do some pollenating for a little bit Monday out front of the house.

Veterans Unit 6920--SIPE15

Ex Rock Island hopper at Silvis.

NS power shoving the westbound freight into position at Silvis.
Afterward, I took off after hearing 6920 left already.

Speed restrictions of 10MPH slowed the train a bit, but it was enough time to catch up to it at Chillicothe, IL; where I have always wanted to catch a train at. BINGO!!!

Veterans unit, NS 6920-Chillicothe, IL

UP, IAIS--Flag Day 2015

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Skies-by God

June 3, 2015

The Strawberry Moon setting in the morning dawn.

Beautiful painting of the sunset.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Nature--Bird and Deer


Pair of Deer walked in front of my car while I was waiting for the CR Turn to leave.

CRSA times 2

Unit Ethanol Train at Walford, IA

513 leading M-CRSA-01 at Fairfax, IA