Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Two houses

4/27/2014--The Opera House in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. This building has a lot of history to it.
Formerly it housed a radio station, fire dept and the City Hall. Now it serves as a place to worship Jesus Christ.

4/28/2014--Yes people, there is such a thing as a Hen House Restaurant. This is located in Mahomet, IL on Interstate 74.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Firepit night--4/25/14

Kids roasting Smores.

While Diane, me and Julie sat outside by the firepit, I took to the camera and fired off several shots. These are the three I chose as the kindling was popping up.

Brother's wedding

Our family before traveling to Burgin, Ky for the wedding.

John waits.


Mr and Mrs John Burton

Rylan, John's niece.

John, Somer, Kim and Dad.

Polka-Dot cake.

Cake cutting.

Feed each other.

A toast.

A dance.

John's wedding band.....

and Somer's.

John and Rylan go for a dance.

Congratulations to my little brother, John, on his marriage.

Friday, April 25, 2014


Railfanning in Kentucky--4/25/2014

Rail Train at Wilmore.

NS 229 at Wilmore.

 A BNSF/UP combo on NS 264 at Bishop.

NS 143 at Bishop with a weathered-down Dash 8.

Few more of the results via video--

Monday, April 21, 2014

Outbuildings and critters-4/21/14

Old barn on County Home and Troy Rd, north of Robins, IA.

Storage shed where once a farmhouse used to stand. County Home and Troy Rd. 

Turtles drying out at Robbins Lake near Ellis Blvd.

A Black Crow sneaking up on a Turkey Vulture and his lunch. The Vulture is not having any of it as he turned his back.

NS(CN), UP--4/21/14

ES40DC-NS 7628 and St. Luke's Hospital with its reflection on Cedar Lake.

CN L563 with NS 7628-longhood forward-at 29th Street NE. 18 cars total.

Passing view of NS 7628.

L563 at County Home Rd, north of Robins, IA.
Video below.

UP 4136 east--M-NPPR and a Thunderstorm at MP 86.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Variety of Railroads

Kick it off with the CN....or is it NS?

NS 8714 shoving back toward Cargill with some tanks. The old steam plant still stands....for now.

Little bit later, Iowa Northern's South Job rolls into town.

A former C&NW hopper with IANR marks.

GTW(CN) 6425 on L563.

IANR South Job heads to ADM with its cargo of grain, passing 4th Ave SW.

South Job stopped by Ingleside waiting to double up its cargo in the "OR" Yard.

CIC Job 3 pulling 46 coal fills to ADM's CO-GEN

Then the Iowa Interstate's CRSA gets cars from 905, runs down to the south-end of the 950's and couples to the rest of its freight waiting on 952.

Then CIC Job 4 starts working the 900 yard.

Iowa Interstate's CRSA-14 departs with 71 loads-1 empty with 509, 512 and GP38-2 705 was dead-in-tow; passing Fairfax.

Video of the CRSA-14 at Fairfax.