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.