Friday, November 6, 2009

October 4, 2009-November 4, 2009

October 5, 2009 CRPE-5 passes Walford, IA on the
CRANDIC Amana line.

October 9, 2009
 a]Rock Island High Cab Caboose #17823 on display
at the Vinton Depot in Vinton, IA.

b]A Western Union sign still hangs from the
Vinton Depot in Vinton, IA on the ex-Rock Island line
now occupied by the Iowa Northern.

c]Eastbound CN train on the "rollercoaster"
west of Jesup, IA-CN Fort Dodge Sub.

October 14, 2009
a]Eastbound CBBI, MP 230.

b]Couple trees in fiery red
fall colors in the Longfellow Dst of Iowa City.

c]UP 7121 east, MP 79-Clinton Sub.

October 19, 2009
One of many beautiful trees and shrubbery showing
their true fall colors. Devonshire Drive NE,
Cedar Rapids.

October 21, 2009
a]IANR's South Job passing tall Silos in Shellsburg, IA

b]Passing by the Vinton Depot-Vinton, IA

c]Working the LaPorte City CO-OP track at the depot.

d]Beverly Yard Transfer job coming into downtown
Cedar Rapids, getting ready to back up the train into
the UP North Yard.

e]Fall colors in them there hills-NE Cedar Rapids.

October 26, 2009
The CN hosted the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern
672 on its Cedar Rapids local. Here the local, Manchester-bound,
passes Robins, IA.

October 28, 2009-UP 7399 west and its partners
"elephant style" a stack train west of Bertram, IA.

November 4, 2009
a]Iowa Interstate's CRIC-4 climbs
Fairfax Hill with 143 cars plus IAIS 510 midway in DPU.
Leaders were 508, 503.

b]Iowa Northern was also in town. Here the Corn Train
crosses the Cedar River on the rebuilt CRANDIC trestle,
bound for LaPorte City and points north.

c]On the way back from the eastern end of the
Clinton Sub, I decided to get my shot of a westbound
with the Land O Lakes Feeds in Clarence, IA.
Here it is the light power that will
be used for a empty coal train in Cedar Rapids.

d]Westbound stack train rounds the mile-long turn between MP 75 & 76.