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Date: 08/01/20 04:46
Friday Evening Chase on the Des Moines Branch
Author: MILW86A

When I got off work Friday afternoon I got a tip there was a empty BNSF Grain train for Pleasant Hill Iowa coming up the Des Moines Branch. Symbol was NSLPLH3-28A. So went home, grabbed the camera and headed south. As I got close to Knoxville I heard the DS on the scanner something about losing air at MP 15. Ugh. So went as far as Tracy, Iowa and waited. When the train got going I followed as far as I could til there was no more light. 

1. NS 4325/1201 between Bussey and Tracy, IA 

2. On the east side of Knoxville, IA at MP 31 

 






Date: 08/01/20 04:49
Re: Friday Evening Chase on the Des Moines Branch
Author: MILW86A

For photos 3 and 4 I went to the county overpass at MP 37 between Knoxville and Donnelley. 






Date: 08/01/20 04:54
Re: Friday Evening Chase on the Des Moines Branch
Author: MILW86A

Photos 5 and 6 are at Pleasantville, IA as the light was starting to fade. Had they had not air problems and got going sooner I would have chased further but wasnt meant to be. 
Train will be loading today at least so not sure when it will depart from Pleasant Hill. 

Thanks for looking. 

MILW86A 






Date: 08/01/20 06:07
Re: Friday Evening Chase on the Des Moines Branch
Author: bmarti7

Thanks for sharing your good effort with a variety of angles and locales.

Bismarck Bill 



Date: 08/01/20 07:36
Re: Friday Evening Chase on the Des Moines Branch
Author: SP8595

Nice series!



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