Thursday, April 27, 2017


NS 9773, IAIS 712, NS 2559 East pull XCBSA through Ladora, IA enroute to Cedar Rapids with grain hoppers.

April 26, 2017.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

NS 9250 East OLS 25th Anniversary

NS 9250 East, the Operation Lifesaver 25th Anniversary unit, pulls the NSDMPE26 toward
the town of Ladora, IA on the IAIS Newton Sub.

April 26, 2017.

Monday, April 24, 2017

CSX 7725 East-M338

CSX 7725 east takes command of the M338 approaching Jesup, IA

Friday, April 21, 2017

Monday, April 17, 2017

Steam Engine Haul-MNPCH16

Train MNPCH16 hauled a piece of fragile cargo across Iowa on Monday afternoon........a 2-8-2 steam engine.
The steam engine was bound for Ohio. Places visited on the video were:
Belle Plaine, IA
Blairstown, IA
Mt Vernon, IA.

April 17, 2017

Photos from Kodak:

Belle Plaine, IA

Blairstown, IA

Mt. Vernon, IA

Saturday, April 15, 2017

CN 8907, 2253-ADM Grain Train

CN 8907, 2253 North lead the empty ADM grain train out of Central City, IA on Red School Rd.
April 14, 2017.

1x1 power-BICB13

1x1 power set up on BICB13.
513 leading with 508 pushing on the rear.
Oxford, IA-April 14, 2017

Monday, April 10, 2017

Dyersville, IA

Basilica of St. Francis Xavier. This is pretty notable as you come in to Dyersville as it towers over the downtown area.

The movie set of Field of Dreams east of Dyersville.

I noticed a small stream runs next to the Field of Dreams.

Coming back in to Dyersville from the Field of Dreams you notice the Basilica towering over the city.

M338-Dyersville, IA

A 5500 plus ft short M338 at Dyersville, IA
Power was ES44AC 2338 and SD75I 5710.

Monday, April 3, 2017


IAIS 516 South-CRSA03

516 leads a 139-car CRSA03 by Walford, IA on the IAIS Cedar Rapids Sub(CRANDIC Amana Main).
April 3, 2017.

NOTE: Due to speed and length of train, portions were edited.

Cedar River Bald Eagles-April 3rd

A nest is located across the river from Time Check neighborhood in Cedar Rapids, IA.

Daddy Bald Eagle got something under his talons, which he took back to the nest.

At the nest with Mama.

Mama caring for the nest....

....while Dad looks for food.