Monday, July 28, 2014

Mother-Slug on the Turn

Cedar Rapids Turn waits for Job 3(right) to clear so they can work.

Yard slug 651 and GP38-2 721 are in the consist. These units usually work Blue Island, but they will be heading eastbound on the evening SASI train to be returned to yard service. They were dead-in-tow.

The outbound turn working the 900 yard.

This old caboose sits in Walford, looks to me it has been used as a house.

Video still of the turn passing Walford. Video is below.

Passing through

Colorful hot-air balloon passing thru the neighborhood this evening before I mowed the backyard.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Deer and Doe

Doe(left) and Mom in the tall grass near the Boysen Trail.

Mom and Doe.


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Mid-term testing

First half of testing--

Photos of the second half of testing--

Bekah did well!!!

(RxR) CN Map units

Pair of SD40-2 "map" units bring 39 cars southward on the CN Cedar Rapids Sub.

Robins, IA

McLoud Place-Cedar Rapids, IA

Video of "Map" units--

Monday, July 7, 2014

UP, NS(IAIS)....what?!?

UP 4965 detouring over the passenger main. The train detoured over the CN due to possible flooding out west. Video below of the train.

Iowa Interstate's CRSA-07 with a NS-led roster, north of Walford, IA.