High above Bellevue, IA is the overlook at the conveniently named Bellevue State Park. From this perch above the Mississippi River, you can see a long ways north, across the entire town of Bellevue, up the valley almost to Dubuque, IA, some 25 miles upriver. The view of the town is quite nice, railfans may [...]
Shortly after the sun had sunk below the far bluffs along the Mississippi River, a fast moving BNSF intermodal train rolls toward a crew change at LaCrosse, WI with autos and containers bound for Seattle. The trains passing kicked up a small blizzard of freshly fallen powdery snow from the banks of the river, as [...]
Holding back the now frozen waters of the mighty Mississippi at Bellevue, IA, the arches of Lock and Dam Number 12 rise from the icy depths of the blue river after sunset on a brutally cold day along the Upper Mississippi Valley.
I followed the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train last Friday from Sabula to Davenport, IA, with a stop in Clinton. It was a great time, they have a concert aboard the train, and accept donations for local food pantries. I’m sure they raised a lot of money as the crowds in these small Iowa towns were [...]
While I was on an assignment in St. Paul, MN earlier this fall, I had a free night to wander around the city’s downtown area. Aside from being virtually abandoned on this Sunday night, it really is a nice city. One of the neat places I found was this park on an island in the [...]