Friday, December 30, 2016

BNSF Barstow Job

Bald Eagles-Lock and Dam 14

Great River Birds and a couple locos.

Set from Pleasant Valley, IA at Lock and Dam 14.

Few Pelicans and ducks hanging around the Lock.

Took a break to see what was hanging around Nahant Yard on the Canadian Pacific. This was in between some cars.

Old switcher at one of the feed mill facilities south of Davenport has seen better days.

After a quick trip to Rock Island to see about any more eagles and catch the BNSF Barstow Job, headed back out and seen these two next to the I-280 bridge over the Mississippi. Hard to take a decent shot when the bridge is a bit bouncy.

Visited Credit Island and got a good shot, thus this was the only good shot.

Back to Lock and Dam 14 for more. 7 more Bald Eagles and two young ones.

Time for a close up.

REAL Close up, thanks to my new camera.

Hope you enjoyed the photos. See ya in 2017!!!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Best of 2016--July to December

July 3, 2016

July 6, 2016

July 9, 2016

July 10, 2016

July 14, 2016

July 16, 2016

July 29, 2016

August 10, 2016

August 26, 2016

August 29, 2016


September 6, 2016

September 18, 2016

September 28, 2016

October 1, 2016

October 13, 2016

October 27, 2016

November 3, 2016

November 13, 2016

November 18, 2016

December 3, 2016

December 5, 2016

December 11, 2016

December 21, 2016

Best of 2016--January to June

January 5, 2016

January 27, 2016

February 1, 2016

February 22, 2016


March 26, 2016

April 2, 2016

April 26, 2016

May 5, 2016

May 15, 2016

June 5, 2016


June 21, 2016

June 28, 2016

June 30, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Cedar River Bald Eagles

Few shots of a pair of Bald Eagles on the shoreline along the Cedar River
near Bertram, IA.

Still trying to adjust to new editing software and my new camera.
Bear with me.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Snow day

Snowy travel on the way home from Bible Study. Got about 4" of the heavy wet snow.

Red-tailed squirrel on a limb outside my front window.

Taken with Kodak PixPro AZ501

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

CN 8830--SD70M-2

A short and sweet CN L56392 with SD70M-2 8830 leading with CN 5749 dead-in-tow and 9 cars at Midway Rd near Alburnett, IA.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

More of the Supermoon

Few more of the larger and brighter Supermoon.
Few high clouds filter the moon.

Rise of the Supermoon

Just as the sun set in the western horizon, the Supermoon starts to rise in the eastern horizon.
The moon is closer and supposed to be brighter. Last time this happened was in 1948. Next time it will happen would be around 2034(Lord-willing).

Friday, November 11, 2016

Power Rosters and Tie Cars

Some nice roster units showed up in the mid-afternoon after work(2pm) on the UP Clinton Sub.

Plus the Beverly Transfer Job with a couple SD40N's and CN even had a nice SD75i sitting on the "A" Yard lead track.
November 10, 2016

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Monster consist-BICB02

NS 9460 East-NSDMPE03

After about a month hiatus, the NS grain trains make a return to the Iowa Interstate. Here, NS 9460, 9357, 2565 bring 81 loaded grain hoppers eastbound with 1 empty flatcar and 1 loaded tank car tacked on the rear for a total of 83 cars.

Lead unit could not start at Newton. Got over the hills with the two other units and when the train got to South Amana, a shop personnel came out and got the unit restarted.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Highlights: CP Davenport Sub

Five trains are highlighted in this video from the CP Davenport Subdivision.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Highlights of UP in Cedar Rapids

A variety of good power highlights this video from the Union Pacific Clinton Subdivision
in Cedar Rapids, IA on a crisp fall day.

October 20, 2016.
trainman9393 joins me at Otis, IA.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Along the way-Fall Colors

Robins, IA-Maple trees


Assortment of colors along E Main St near Robins, IA.