Monday, December 29, 2014
(RxR) NS 1070 on CR Turn
M-CRSA29 by Fairfax.......
....with NS 1070 second from head-end.
Former Rock Island hopper.
NS 1070 being towed to the extra 'turn' sitting on the main at South Amana
for the evening run up to Cedar Rapids.
Extra Turn's power consist--156(left) and NS 1070.
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Top 14 of 2014
1]Rio Grande heritage unit--
3]Wedding of John and Somer Burton--
9]NS trio at Walford--
10]Sunset on Lake Kegonsa--
13]Fall on the Farm--
14]Wabash on the IAIS--
See you in 2015!!!
Monday, December 15, 2014
Iowa Interstate--Quad Cities & North Star
Wabash heritage unit tied down on the west-end of Silvis Yard tied with IAIS 152.
Wabash 1070 moving a trio of ADM freight to the rear of some CIC traffic. BICB with 513 solo waits for his turn to head west.
The east end of the CIC train.
CP 4440 and three other sisters wait to pull out of the Moline siding.
Former Conrail B23-7 now owned by MMA(Montreal, Maine & Atlantic) in the consist.......
and MMA 3603(C30-7). Presumbably these two were heading to the NRE in Silvis.
Video of the CP QC Local--
Video of East Meets West--
Monday, December 8, 2014
The Depot at West Liberty-December 8, 2014
Renovated Rock Island Wooden Caboose and a flatcar used to haul crossties.
Unknown 4-wheel steamer.
There are several benches on the grounds with names in honor or memory of.
This one caught my eye.
Searchlight signal on static display.
Playground with a choo-choo
Train CBBI-07 with 513 on the point.
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Eagles on the Mississippi-12/5/14
Bald Eagles along the Mississippi at Davenport, IA. This was before I started the chase of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train.
CP Holiday Train 2014....and 513
Monday, November 24, 2014
A Tale of Two Turns
A massive lash-up on the Cedar Rapids turn. From left to right, IAIS 508, 150, NS 9862, NS 1051, NS 8133, IAIS 157, 500
NS 9862(C44-9W, ex C40-9W)
Video of the massive power lash-up---
And yet there was another Turn later in the day with IAIS 151, 153 and some MISC. cars that did not make the first trip due to the combined turn/coal train. Fairfax, IA
Video of the extra turn's chase--
Monday, November 17, 2014
DC-40, Union Pacific Track Inspection truck(ice cream truck) at MP 86.
Nice surprise in the consist of an eastbound coal drag. UP 8887(SD70AH) second out.
While Alex Jordan was positioned at Fairfax, I was positioned at Old Bridge Rd SW and caught
UP 1989 on K-LTG2. Video below.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Big Daddy Weave in town
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