I'm just back from a weekend in Iowa - just west of Fort Dodge. I saw more action in the little town of Clare in this one trip than in all previous and too numerous to count previous trips. 3 SD 40-2s on Friday, 2 Dash 9s and two 90 MACs today - all four idled for the holiday I'm guessing. On Sunday in Barnum I saw a BNSF coal train headed east with 5 dash 9s or AC4400s in the lead and one pushing (I was 1/2 mile away). Boy that looked like a lot of power for a unit coal train - were they perhaps shuttling engines or is that common to have so much horsepower on a coal train?