They day started out slow in Waterloo with nothing shootable on the Iowa Northern or CN, so we headed down to Cedar Rapids and ran into the CN turn with a nice pair of SD60s.
Crandic Job 3 with an MP15 holds while Job 4 drags a long cut of cars with an odd looking Relco unit in the new paint scheme.
The Cedar Rapids to South Amana job is a short but heavy 53/10, 7190 tonnage, 3968 length. There will be another job running up to Cedar Rapids this afternoon to pull the remaining tonnage.
The future is hard to predict. Would could have seen UP running over AT&SF's crown jewel?
Short, hot Z-piggy running around everything else.
Running on Crandic trackage rights, the Iowa Interstate job heads back to their new yard.
Two great paint schemes through the fields of Iowa.
BNSF paint compliments the fall colors in rural Missouri.
UP ZG4TU 17 is finally on the move after spending 6 hours at Gorin moving/setting out CSXT 18 with a locked axle. This gummed up the railroad, providing us with 8 westbounds in the last 3 hours o... (more)
The blue bell catches the last rays of light under an ancient country bridge.
24M rolls through the center siding in the industrial landscape of East Chicago.
UP trackage rights train ZCIG4 16 flies through the rolling hills of Eastern Missouri on a beautiful fall day.
CP trackage rights train 240-19 throttles up after clearing the Hick Tower drawbridge. Anyone who has railfanned CP lately will appreciate the clean, standard cab power.
Psychologists say you shouldn't keep things bottled up inside.
Returning to Bailey Mine from Wisconsin Electric's Pleasant Prairie Power Plant in Waukegan, IL.