Thursday, June 30, 2016

My 9th NS Heritage

My 9th NS Heritage unit is in the books.
The Erie unit pays a visit to the Iowa Interstate Rwy on train NSPEDM30. Unfortunately, it is tied down for the day until the IAIS train SISA comes to pick it up overnight to take it to South Amana.
From there, it will depart South Amana for Heartland CO-OP in Des Moines on Friday.

Train  BICB29(right) departs Silvis Yard with the Erie unit.

BICB29 Davenport, IA

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Colfax, IA-NSPEDM22

My first time in Colfax, IA. May have to come back again soon.
NSPEDM22 passing by westbound with 2 ballast loads and 83 empty NS hoppers
bound for Heartland CO-OP in Des Moines.

Chase of NSPEDM22

The chase goes from West of Victor, IA to Altoona, IA.

CIC 121/127

CRANDIC MP15DC 121 and slugmate 127 pull 25 loaded hoppers to ADM from the CN at 
3rd Street SW in Cedar Rapids.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Heat-restricted BICB19

90ยบ temperatures forced the BICB19 to 30 MPH between Iowa City and South Amana on the first day of Summer.

Power--512, 500.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Sunday, June 5, 2016

IAIS 503-NS 2679 South

Earlier in the evening, NS 2679 was on the point with a northbound XSACR05 entering Fairfax and approaching the CRANDIC/IAIS Interchange Yard.
NS 2679-Fairfax(iPhone shot)

The Conductor.......well let's just say that this is what happens when you work for the IAIS.

NS 1100 West-NSPEDM

NS 1117 East--NSDMPE04