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.

3 Generations of Loco's on M338

Three generations of locomotive power on the daily Waterloo-Chicago train M338.
Power was CSX 3460(ET44AH), CN 2677(C44-9W) and dead-in-tow GTW 4620(GP9R), east of Independence, Iowa.

June 20, 2017

Sunday, June 18, 2017

IAIS Trains

As I was heading west out of Joliet, IAIS train SIBI rolled into Joliet. I turned around and headed into Mokena, IL to try to catch it. The hill slowed him a bit and gave me time to catch him. No tripod was used, so it is shaky.

And as I was about to turn onto Interstate 380 to go home, guess who I seen. BICB was passing Hawkeye.....and so I made a dash to Oxford. 508 leading, 513 was second out.

Be sure to watch my previous post, "The Joliet Rocket-NKP 765"

See ya soon!!!

The Joliet Rocket-NKP 765

Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 #765 ran "The Joliet Rocket" eastbound on Metra Rock Island Sub on
Sunday June 18, 2017.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017


A combined BICB/NSPEDM passing Oxford, IA where the train was restricted to 30mph
due to temperatures over 90 degrees(IAIS policy).

June 13, 2017

Monday, June 12, 2017

Highlight: IANR South Job near Linn Jct

Highlight: NS 6755 South-CRSA12

Highlight of the CRSA with NS 6755 and its sick horn, NS 9604, IAIS 510, south of Walford at MP 14.4 on the IAIS Cedar Rapids Sub(CRANDIC Amana Main).

June 12, 2017

Monday, June 5, 2017

Edited Highlight: UP 8544 North-XSACR

UP 8544(SD70ACe), NS 9360(C44-9W), NS 7279(SD70ACu) lead Sunday evening's
XSACR northbound by Walford, IA.

June 4, 2017