Wednesday, December 13, 2017

CSX Day on the Dubuque Sub

Pair of CSX units led a westbound ethanol near Jesup which met the M338 at ESS Jesup that a pair of
CSX trailing.

Video taken December 13, 2017.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Pool units

Couple "pool" units at South Amana Yard on the Iowa Interstate.

KCS(Kansas City Southern) 4151

NS 3655(ET44AC)

Another angle of the KCS 4151.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

CN Office Car Special

CN 2228 & 2323 led an Office Car Special across Iowa on Tuesday. Highlights are from near Independence and in Masonville, IA.

Monday, October 23, 2017

IAIS 507 South

IAIS 507, NS 9961 with 505 as DPU pull CRSA by MP 19 at Amana. The train took the west wye in to South Amana Yard two miles ahead.

October 23, 2017

Taken with iPhone 7, edited with iMovie.

In South Amana Yard---
NS 3652(ET44AC-sister unit 3613 was behind this)

On the main in South Amana Yard---
SD38-2 IAIS 152

Sunday, October 22, 2017

First official night video

I have successfully got my first nighttime video ever of a light power move heading to the CRANDIC to pick up a train. Work NS 3652(ET44AC), NS 3613(ET44AC), NS 8068 (ES44AC-right to left)pass by the crossing in Fairfax, IA.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Iowa Northern South Job

Grain elevator at Shellsburg, IA

IANR 3800 North coming into Shellsburg.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

CP 9807-8848 South

Trackside pictures

West Liberty

Tie Plate dated 1947.

Platform bricks with the city of Des Moines stamped. Several bricks on the platform with the name stamped on them.

Oskaloosa-stamped bricks on the other side of the tracks.

Searchlight signal on static display.

CBBI/DMPE lead unit, NS 2727.

NS 2727 at Rock Island.

CBBI/DMPE by the Williams White Steel Company.

Southbound CP train.

IAIS 513 West at Wilton, IA.

513 West-BICB03


Thursday, September 7, 2017

Warbonnet and NS-led trains

BNSF 659 before departure to head east on the Iowa Interstate.

One Each Way with NS

Monday, August 21, 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017

Although we did not get to see totality of the eclipse here in Eastern Iowa, I did manage to get the best shots from the Eclipse from the video camera lens plus the clouds were filtering the sun quite a bit.

Here are my best shots from the Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017.

Friday, August 18, 2017


Thanks to a heads up by Robert Sabbe in Davenport, a 7-unit combined BICB/NSPEDM ascends toward Paul's Crossing west of Tiffin, IA on the Iowa Interstate Iowa City Sub.

August 18, 2017

Sunday, August 6, 2017

UP 2678 East

UP 2678 East hurries by with an assortment of stacks east of Otis, IA on the Clinton Sub.

UP 8733 West

UP 8733 West passes by the bridge construction east of Bertram, Iowa on the Clinton Sub.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Sunday, July 16, 2017

IAIS Extra Job

NS 1054, NS 9456 eastbound with the IAIS "Extra Job" at Victor, IA.
IAIS Newton Sub.

July 15, 2017

Monday, July 10, 2017

Thursday, July 6, 2017

SD60 Trio

Captured the Cedar Rapids local northbound on the CN Cedar Rapids Sub with a trio of SD60 ex Oakways. CN 5470 led 23 cars plus two sister units that were dead-in-tow by Midway Rd north of Robins, IA.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Highlight: Anniversary Duo with horses

The Anniversary Duo-IAIS 516/513 had some help with train CRSA03 up the hill south of Walford, IA. On the rear was NS 2512 and NS 4017. NS 4017 is a rebuilt from a former C40-9 body now as a AC44C6M; also known as a DC to AC Conversion unit.

July 3, 2017

Highlight: Anniversary Duo-SISA02

Thanks to a heads up from Mike Tracks(Mike Knox), I was able to grab the Anniversary Duo passing
Tiffin, IA at sunset.
Power was 516, 513, 151, 515 with ethanol, grain and corn syrup.

July 2, 2017

Thursday, June 29, 2017

NS 4017-DC to AC unit-NSPEDM

NS 4017 is a DC to AC Conversion unit rebuilt from former C40-9 body.
NS 2512 and IAIS 707 trailed with some extra mixed freight and the NS hoppers.

Highlighted are Downey and Oxford, IA on the IAIS Iowa City Sub.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Time Check Bald Eagles

Eaglet sitting on limb, assuming already fledged.

Dad watching for food.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Salad Shooter-UP 8866 East

UP 8866(SD70AH), BNSF 6938(ES44C4) east leads the Salad Shooter with a few extra stack cars at the head-end and a friendly toot from the crew.

June 27, 2017

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Highlight: A Day at Galesburg

Highlights from A Day at Galesburg during the 40th Railroad Days in Galesburg from
Peck Park and the Railfan House.
June 24, 2017

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Balloon Glow 2017

Some photos from the Balloon Glow 2017 at Brucemore Estates in Cedar Rapids, IA

Joe Winters and Kaj O' Mara from KCRG were the emcee's at the Balloon Glow.

Pork Tornadoes rocked all night.

Concessions was full.

The Mad Hatter paid a visit.......

as well as Alice.

Balloon #1 going up with the massive crowd.