Monday, May 13, 2024

The Empress-CP 2816

The Empress-CP 2816-May 9 & 10, 2024
May 9th
CP 2816 crossing the IR Diamond at Davis Junction, IL

Adeline, IL

Lanark, IL

 May 10th-Final Spike Steam Tour Event-Davenport, IA

2816’s Tender

FSPX 4219-30,000 Gallons 

#35508-23,000 Gallons 

Diesel power units were FP9 1401, 4107.

CPKC Exhibit Museum 

Puffer Belly Express-a replica of the 2816

CP 2816 departing from the event to head back to Nahant to prepare for Saturday’s run to Kansas City, MO

Safe Travels to the CP 2816 and its crew to Mexico.

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Aurora Borealis-May 10 & 11, 2024

A Geomagnetic Storm from the sun arrived over the Earth and created some breathtaking views of the Aurora Borealis Friday and Saturday night. This was the strongest storm to hit Earth in a long time.

Friday night-North of Cedar Rapids, IA

Saturday night-North of Cedar Rapids, IA