Monday, December 29, 2014

(RxR)Video--UP 8928 East

(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--

2]March sunrise--

3]Wedding of John and Somer Burton--


5]Olympic unit--



8]Balloon Glow--

9]NS trio at Walford--

10]Sunset on Lake Kegonsa--


12]New Orleans--

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

513, L563

The Depot at West Liberty-December 8, 2014

Swamp School

Renovated Rock Island Wooden Caboose and a flatcar used to haul crossties.

Baggage Cart

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

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 8133(ES44AC)

NS 1051(SD70ACe)

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

UP 1989--K-LTG2

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

Big Daddy Weave was in town along with Chris August, Group1Crew and Dara Maclean