Tuesday, August 27, 2013

A busy day on the rails--8/27/13

CRANDIC Job 4 heads to the CN for interchange.
Job 4 returns from interchange with the CN, southbound on the Penford Main.

With Job 4 cleared, Iowa Northern's South Job heads north on the Penford Main. It was so hot the crew had to have some air.

Heard a warrant for this guy. Not knowing that it was the Hawkeye Express on a deadhead move. The IAIS crew took the train to Coralville. The train is stopped while the crew gets some water and a bite at Guppys on The Go in Walford.

Express at Walford Hill. 461 on the point.......

.......678 on the rear.

Ascending Walford Hill.

Mackinaw car.....

....and UIHC paint scheme on the middle cars.

At the Amana's.

Mackinaw car.

One of the UIHC painted cars.

Up the east wye @ Yocum.

The other side of IANR 7750 has this scheme on it.


Took it for the heck of it.

Coming to Vernon.
Readying to back up in to the Vernon Spur.

IANR 678 in Rock Island livery.

CN 5443[L563] with 27 cars passing by Hiawatha, IA.

Friday, August 23, 2013

UP North Yard Transfer-8/22/13

The daily transfer of freight from the UP North Yard heading west through Cedar Rapids, IA.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

CN, UP, CRANDIC-8/22/13

CN SD60 5426 leads 22 cars out of town on L563.

CN 5426 throttles up out of the downtown area....

....and smokes it up at McLoud Place.

UP 4070 east near Otis, IA.

UP 5902 east slowly passes by at J Street SW as he nears the Brandt Tie Gang on #2.

The UP-Brandt Tie Train passing under the Bowling Street SW overpass....

....as another UP coal drag passes the gang.

CRANDIC Job 13 starts its day with towing NS coal empties to the IAIS interchange tracks(950-952), entering Zone 6.

One of a few NS TOP GON hoppers in the train.

Job 6(Penford Job) heads to the shop tracks for a tie-down for lunch after working Penford, towing back with 13 cars.

UP Test Weight car on the North Yard Transfer.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

CN L563, SP unpatched--8/20/2013

L563 shoving into a track to tie-down for the day.

Tagging along on a westbound UP coal train is an unpatched SP unit, #187.

Red Moon--8/20/2013

This month's moon is.....well....the Sturgeon, Blue, Grain, Green Corn and the Red Moon. To know more about this month's moon, click here for the Huffington Post's article.

Some filters were used in the processing of the photos.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

CN T.E.S.T. Train

CN 5504(left) and EJE 666 in CN Paint in "A" Yard in Cedar Rapids, IA this evening.

One of the CN TEST cars.

The other CN TEST car

The entire train tied down in "A" Yard this evening.