Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Mississippi River Rails

August 24, 2015 from the BNSF Aurora Sub and CP Davenport Sub.


Citirail leading a merchandise train westbound at East Cabin(E. Dubuque, IL)

BNSF Rail Train parallels the Mississippi River.
Taken from Lookout Point at the Mississippi Palisades State Park.

A little bit after the Rail Train, this empty oil train has some visitors from the east coast leading the way. Including a NS SD60E trailing.

A pair of B40-8W 4-axle units sorting ADM tanks at Fifth Street crossovers in Clinton, IA.

Video from the day's catches--

Monday, August 17, 2015

139-car BICB-16

First 31 were BICB traffic, the remaining 108 were CRANDIC traffic.
Power was 511, 506, 512.

Seen at Homestead as the train entered the South Amana Yard Limits.

Pastors "Shake"

Our Pastors did a little sketch to the song "Shake" by MercyMe during the "All Church Ministry Launch"--8/16/2015.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

All Church Ministry Launch-NCBC

New Covenant Bible Church held its first "All Church Ministry Launch" on August 16, 2015. Over 400 attended and here are a few photos from the service.

Pastor Mark Eades always smiling for the camera.

Pastor Bob Westfall(right) talks to Justin Pegump during one of the two testimonial sessions.

Senior Pastor Bob Westfall explaining our mission at New Covenant Bible Church during "All Church Ministry Launch".

Pastor Bob Westfall speaks with Julie and Raymond Jorgensen. They are leaving New Covenant after 12 years in service at NCBC. They are moving back to their native Michigan where Ray has accepted a job with GE-Aviation in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
They had to correct the Pastor which state they were moving to.

Pastor Mark Forstrom(right) joins to pray over the Jorgensens as they depart to go home to Michigan and serve for the Lord at a new church home. Also Ray was a Youth Sponsor for all 12 or so years at NCBC.

Let's do it again Next Year!!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

98-car L563 North

Nice catch of the L563, the local out of Cedar Rapids, heading northbound on the 
CN Cedar Rapids Sub.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Iowa Interstate SASI's

Extra section of SASI came first thru Coralville. It does look like a race between the train and a vehicle on Hwy 6.
Video below.

Couple hours later, the main section of the SASI passes Hawkeye(Tiffin, IA) with 516 on the point.
The unit led the CBBI-09 the previous evening across Western Iowa and was pulled overnight at South Amana.
Video below.

Monday, August 3, 2015

A Day On The Rails-Part 1

The Photos--

CP Clinton local bringing a load for ADM up to Fifth Street crossovers in Clinton, IA.

Nice surprise on this hopper train in the Moline siding-a KCS motor--4701.

Iowa Interstate 513, 511, 516 working the BICB02 on the west-end of Silvis Yard. All three of the Iowa Interstate schemes are displayed here.

Chased CP train 475 up to Clinton with NS power on the point.

Back in  Clinton to watch the CP Clinton local head north with some freight for Savanna Yard. This time the trailing unit on the southbound run is leading. There are not too many of these left.

A three-way meet occurred at Fifth Street. First were two westbound stacks on the UP, then CP 475 got his light to cross over to homerails.
The roster of the 475 was ES44AC NS 8150.....

C44-9W 9799

SD40-2 CP 5743(dead in tow).

Videos coming soon in Part 2.