Sunday, December 30, 2012

Railroad--The Best of 2012

First train of 2012--

CRIC cresting Walford Hill--

A very nice catch of an IC OLS unit--

In February, L563 cuts thru a snow squall north of Robins, IA--

Job 3 pulling hard on a grain train across the Cedar River--

ADM Genset shoving back toward the west yard--

B68 in Clinton, IA--

CN Test Car--

An extra ICCR at the crest of Walford Hill--

IAIS slug 651 in Iowa City for a checkup--

The first run of the NS Grain Train combined with BICB31 at FW Kent--

513 running east on CRIC at Homestead--

CN 5779 northbound @ Hiawatha, IA--

CBBI at Rock Island--

Southbound IC&E train at SSS Bettendorf--

75-car grain train north of Coggon, IA--

EJE 673 and 11 cars at Hiawatha--

June-NRHS Convention
The arrival of the NRHS into Cedar Rapids at Fairfax--

Rock Island Excursion at Amana Depot--

Rock Island Excursion with 513 leading at West Liberty--

A photo run-by at West Liberty--

Hooking up 6988 to the excursion for the trip west--

6988 entering Davenport--

6988 by Wilton Depot--

6988 by West Liberty Depot--

6988 rolling over the Iowa River as more "shutterbugs" snap the beauty--

6988 @ Homestead--

Newton Special at the top of Walford Hill--

6988 and the Newton Special at Grinnell--

6988 on a photo run-by at Newton--

6988 cuts away from the train to head to its home in Newton--

The return trip at Kellogg--

The return trip at Walford Hill--

The CRANDIC trip out "in the country"--

CRANDIC excursion nears Swisher--

Photo run-by at Coralville--

CRANDIC excursion by the Iowa River Power Restaurant in Coralville--

The CIC return trip north of North Liberty--

CRIC04 at Amana Depot--

Wide-cab CN 2415 north at County Home Rd--

L563 with a rare blue CN 2460 leading at Central City--

CBBI24 with 513 at Downey--

CBBI24 with 513 at West Liberty--

BNSF 7832 west, Ortho--

BNSF 4834, Argyle--

BNSF 9194 west, Mt Pleasant--

IC&E 6406 south, Cotter--

IC&E 6406 south, Ainsworth--

UP 5561 west with some CSX power to boot--

CSX 7683--

CSX 8432--

CSX 1536--

UP 8655 at Watkins--

East meets west at North Star on the IAIS--

BICB04 with 513 on the point, crossing the Iowa River--

BICB04 passing the feed mills in Marengo, IA--

IC 1007(SD70) leading L563 at Central City--

M337 rolling by the soybeans near Masonville, IA--

M337 near Independence, IA--

Okay, who is driving the train?--

Turntable in Waterloo--

The NS "Central of Georgia" heritage unit on an eastbound at Beverly, IA--

UP Business Special at Beverly, IA--

CRIC climbing the grade at Homestead--

CRIC03 passing Homestead and some color--

CRIC03 climbing uphill near Paul's Crossing--

L563 rolling thru a tunnel of fall colors at Hiawatha--

On the way to my grandmother's funeral, I followed the NS Louisville Dst to Harrodsburg. NS T79 heading to the Mixing Ctr with some racks--

My catch of the 2nd NS heritage unit, NKP 8100 on the point of 22A at Waddy, KY--

NS 223 at Avenstoke, KY. Junior Russell is the engineer--

NS 223 by one of the most beautiful spots to photograph; Vanarsdall, KY--

NS 223 splitting West Factory Street in Harrodsburg--

UP 5065 west.....--

.....and a KCS ACe at Beverly--

513 west at Iowa City--

Pair of wide-cabs northbound on L563 @ Hiawatha--

PC22 sits idling at the Prairie Creek Generating Station yard in SE Cedar Rapids--

Eastbound autorack train passing "Land O Lakes" Feeds in Clarence--

Older set of crossbucks on what used to be a crossing in Comanche, IA--

B60 north of Deer Creek, IA--

The CP Holiday Train coming into Byron, IL--

The Jolly Ole Elf, Santa in Byron, IL--

Holiday Train near Lanark, IL--

Holiday Train coming into Savanna, IL--

CP Holiday Train departing Savanna, heading for Muscatine, IA--

A wonderful year for railroad photography. We will wait and see what 2013 has in store. Until then, see ya trackside!!! LOOK, LISTEN, LIVE!!!

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