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Been cold an cloudy around here, but that's not always a bad thing.

1. Love this scene at Abel on the Sioux City Sub. Something about the trees and grass mixed with the snow really do it for me.

2. Just north of Abel, also on the Sioux City Sub

3. West of Ashland on the Creston Sub


4. BNSF newly shared section of IAIS in front of the former Rock Island Depot. Previously BNSF had their own line about a 1/2 block east (Behind) the depot.

5. Herzog train at Pacific Junction. For those not familiar with the area, this train is parked on the old main line that went up to the diamond. While the diamond is gone, all 4 of the legs of the connecting tracks are still in place and in service.

Bill Anderson

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That first shot with the tree in the foreground is great. There is a "barren beauty" to the Midwest in the winter. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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