Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Week in Pictures-July 27-31

Monday morning, this was what is left of the former steam plant in downtown Cedar Rapids, IA.

My first sighting of a Japanese Beetle Monday.

 The former Rock Island to Cedar Rapids is now a Rail-To-Trail in West Liberty, IA.

A bench in memory of a Rock Island section hand.

 West Liberty depot has added a Gazebo recently for railfans to come and view trains rolling by the depot.

The second full moon for July was starting to take shape on Thursday evening, 
also known as a "Blue Moon".

Monday, July 6, 2015

NS-led CN Grain Train

Wedgie shot at Hubbard St NE as the train was getting prepared to depart.

Video still of the northbound train.

Sunday, July 5, 2015


PECR-05 coming into Homestead, IA

Making the turn onto the Cedar Rapids Sub from the Iowa City Sub at Yocum Connection.

C44-9W 8946

C40-9 8800

SD70 2578(ex Conrail)

MP 13.5

Bringing up the rear is 513 at Fairfax.

Video highlights:

Friday, July 3, 2015

Venus and Jupiter

Even though the smoke haze blocked my view of these two planets on 6/30/15, it is still a treat to see them close. If you look real close you can see some rays coming off of Venus.
July 3, 2015.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Voices Of Hope 2015

 Serve The City and the annual Voices of Hope program, part of the
Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival.

Dept of Veterans Affairs Mobile unit on display.

Steve Jenkins-narrator.

Presentation of Colors.

National Anthem