Friday, November 29, 2013

Carnac Analogy: Steel, Loco, Bird

What do you get when you photograph........
New Covenant's construction, 

CRANDIC's new loco

and first official closeup sighting of the Bald Eagle on Otis Rd SE?

You get a pretty good day!!!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Milepost and the Beaver Moon

An old milepost now covered in brush along the former C&NW tracks in SE Cedar Rapids.

HDR-version of the Beaver Moon.

Original shot.





Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Buck Stops Here and other birds

Yes, a Buck stopped there; long enough to grab a photo on 44th Ave.

Striped-billed Gull on a partially-frozen Robbins Lake in Cedar Rapids.

Some geese and other birds enjoying some play time at a partially-frozen 
Robbins Lake in Cedar Rapids, IA.

UP, IAIS--11/13/13

UP 4085 west-autoracks-Fairfax

Roster shots--
Iowa Interstate ES44AC 507

Iowa Interstate ES44AC 504

Iowa Interstate SD38-2 154

Iowa Interstate SD38-2 153

UP 7607 east-Eastbound "Bird"-Beverly

Iowa Interstate's CRSA13 passing Fairfax with 34 cars and two SD38-2's D.I.T.

CRSA13 at Walford, IA

CRSA13 at the bottom of Walford Hill.

CRSA13 at MP 19.

CRSA13 meeting South Amana Switcher at Yocum Connection.

CRSA had some trouble getting started up the grade due to the heavy 4500 tons it was towing, had to restart the two DIT SD38-2's to make it up the wye.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Iowa Interstate's BICB06

BICB06 with 154, 151, 510...passing an office complex in Moline, IL.

BICB06 making the turn away from Rock Island.....

......and heading for the bridge.

BICB06 in Davenport, IA.

BICB06 in Wilton, IA.

 BICB06 at West Liberty, IA.

South Amana switcher led by IAIS SD38-2 157 goes across the Iowa River bridge to meet the BICB06 at the yard. 7 cars total.

BICB06 crossing the Iowa River after a meet with the S. Amana switcher. A total of 644 axles.

Unique signs and some nature

Gas prices were cheap at the Kum & Go in Marion, IA.

City sign for Ely, IA.

Yes, there is a Jack & Jill Food West Branch, Iowa.

I wonder who the "Grumps" are.

Dark-billed Gull coming in for a landing.

The burning bushes are living up to their name in Iowa City on the U of I campus.

Sunday, November 3, 2013