CN's Budd RDC is testing the lineament and gauge.
CN's Cedar River RR is the old Jack Haley line. Rolling past MP 0.5 there day just started
Less then a 1/2 mile till there on home rails the Iowa Northern crew received the train from the CN by Haulage rights from the BNSF at East Dubuque IL.
After dropping off storage cars they slowly work there way back to the main. This F40 has had HP added for the Hawkeye Football train by a Genset in the back, so from a F40PH to a more or less GP4... (more)
A snowy look at Railroading. Wet and sticky one can't read the number boards.
Seen Rock Island Passenger trains at 25MPH thru here but now they may only run 5 times a year and no one is looking for a train. Picking up storage car and then reversing back to Waterloo thats wh... (more)
Flagging the crossings do to flashers set as they get on them . Picking up storage car.
Getting back up to speed from a 25MPH curve About 7 miles to the yard.
On it's way to the Algoma and Agawa Canyon train.
Just starting to pull after having a pinion gear cut off ( locked up TM ) The Iowa Northern is coming off its line and getting on the CN Trackage rights.
Dragging its train out a 10 MPH slow order on CN trackage rights it is a short run to Waterloo and home rails.
Passing over the Cedar River with the last bit of sun about to set behind the hill.
Kicking up snow and about a mile from home rail CF Jct.
Two fresh Dash 8's one ex CNW other ATSF
All most had the new paint smell. I am getting a friendly wave as the train passes me.