Saturday, December 18, 2021

The Best of 2021

 The Best of 2021–

1)New Year, New Catches-

2)Iowa Interstate plus KCSM 4009 South & 575’s DPU

3)A train of Shiny AC44CWM’s-

4)CP Rail Iowa-

5)IAIS 6988 Stretching Its “Legs”-

6)Train, Train-

7)CP 6644 Marching On-

8)IC 1007 at Galena Depot-

9)Building America on City Streets-

10)Long Ways from home-

11)Oxford Fire Department Excursions-

12)Wilton Fire Department Excursions-

13)GT Noodle-


15)The Red, White and Blue of our Veterans-

16)CP 6644-

17)GECX’s on U705-

18)CP In Iowa-680, B39, 813, 375, 475-

19)KCS Power rules on the CP-

20)CP’s “Voodoo Child”-

21)U705 with GE Blue Whales plus BC RAIL heritage unit-

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

“Every Child Matters” Unit leading B39 and more.

Maquoketa River Bridge-Green Island, IA

Bellevue, IA

Dubuque Jct-Dubuque, IA

IC 9625, GTW 6225 West returning to the CN Yard.
Dubuque Jct.

North end of Dubuque Yard -Dubuque, IA

Edmore-Dubuque, IA


Thursday, November 18, 2021

CP In Iowa-680, B39, 813, 375 & 475

CP 680 at MP 16, south of Bellevue, IA

CP 375 crossing the Maquoketa River north of Green Island.


Friday, November 5, 2021

Every Child Matters Unit

My first time seeing the “Every Child Matters” locomotive.
South of Letts, IA

Ainsworth, IA


Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Vacation Days, CP 6644 plus a Gray Ghost, B70, 681 & 374

Spent four of five days trackside and got some good stuff.

Dubuque area Railfanning plus a 56-car L567

Then it was the Clinton, IA area

And the next day caught a couple northbound trains on the CP.

Trailfail on CP 675

Then wrapped up the Vacation Days with
CP 6644 leading train 474 at Harpers Ferry, IA at sunset.

CP 6644 leading 474

KCSM 4551(Gray Ghost) second out on 475 at Buffalo, IA.

CP 6644 was the MidDPU

NS 1105 on CP 681(empty sand) at Samoa.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

M338, Dubuque Railfanning and a 56-car L567

M338 at Masonville with EJE 703 third out.

A nice horn and EJE 703 on M338. 

Dubuque Area Railfanning plus 56-car L567

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Chasing KCS 4006 Leading M338

West of Jesup, IA

Winthrop, IA. Flag courtesy of Ryan Christensen.

Dyersville, IA by the American Legion Mural.

Dubuque about to enter the Yard Limits at Wood.


Wednesday, September 15, 2021

CRANDIC Hills Job, UP 1943 & more

Hills Job working Stutsmans

UP 1943 East at Cedar Rapids 

CP 8162 with 7016 second out. Train 576.

CP 7016 second out 

CP 8757 with a possible “Orange Shirt Day” commemorative locomotive (Canadian holiday).