Wednesday, December 26, 2018


Two trains are highlighted on this update. Both have foreign power leaders but one has a rarity of a paint scheme.

Best of 2018-Heritage and Special Units-Plus a Detour

Best of 2018-Heritage and Special Units-Plus a Detour

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Bald Eagles-December 19th

Cedar Rapids, IA-December 19, 2018
Time Check area.

Robbins Lake(Ellis Blvd)

One Each Way @ Earlville

CN 2308 East(ES44DC)...

GECX 7395(ex-CSX>ex-Conrail--C40-8W)...

CSX 7730(C40-8W)...M338 eastbound at Earlville, IA.

About thirty minutes later and after meeting M338 at Dyersville, a unit ethanol train(either U703 or U705) passes westbound with
CSX 8014(ex-L&N SD40-2)...

and C44-9W NS 9066 at Earlville, IA.
Video below.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

December 12, 2018

IANR 4003/3951, 3955/4001 North at Palo

NS 6973 trailing on MPRNP

 CSX 9002.....

and CSX 377 trailing on a westbound "Q" train.

CSX 7864 second out on MCBPR.

Monday, November 19, 2018

IANR South Job-19

IANR 3806 North-9th St SW

THE ROCK hopper in fairly good shape.

South Job at Palo, IA.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Mississippi River Valley Rails

 M338 @ Farley

CP 8047 @ Dubuque

 BNSF 7745 with 9999 at E. Dubuque

BNSF 8083 @ E Dubuque

Tuesday, October 23, 2018


Perspectives of Fall at the Iowa River

Snapped a few photos of some of the foilage changing colors plus a few of a swollen Iowa River after its crest over the weekend.

Amana Rd NW closed due to high water.

A perspective of how high the Iowa River is by how far up it is under Interstate 380 bridge.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

The Rocket, IRM and Rochelle

Question: What three things did I do?

A)The Joliet Rocket
Tinley Park, IL

30 minutes after the Rocket, Iowa Interstate train SIBI passes by Tinley Park.

B)Then it was on to the Illinois Railway Museum

Two of the main attractions running trips

C)Evening Stop at Rochelle

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

BNSF Power-CN Dubuque Sub

BNSF 4638 East-Grain Train at Manchester, IA

BNSF 6597 East-M338 at Masonville, IA

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Combined CBBI-DMPE

IAIS 507, 711, NS 8926, 9730 with a combined CBBI-DMPE by Tiffin, IA.
Train was tied down at Newton, IA. Swapped out 513 for 711 at South Amana to continue east
and meet 509 west(BICB01) at Iowa City.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Foreign leaders on CN Iowa Division


CSX 92 North(G878-Cedar Rapids Sub)
GECX 2039 East-Manchester, IA(Dubuque Sub)

M338-BNSF 5707-Manchester, IA(Dubuque Sub)........

M338-PRLX 250.......

M338-UP 4156.......

M338-CITX 6012. Love this unit!!!

CSX 92 North, north of Robins, IA(CN Cedar Rapids Sub)

GECX 2039 East-Manchester, IA(CN Dubuque Sub)

M338 with a colorful lashup-Manchester, IA(CN Dubuque Sub)

Monday, July 9, 2018

UP 2634 East(C45AH)

A C45AH-UP 2634-leads an eastbound manifest at track speed by MP 78 on the Union Pacific
Clinton Sub at Cedar Rapids, IA.

July 9, 2018.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

EJ&E 659

EJ&E 659, CN 4805, GTW 4622 West-L565(Dubuque to Manchester)
roll by Farley, IA.
July 8, 2018