Iowa Northern ran a Family reunion train at the old Rock Island depot in Downtown Cedar Falls.
Making a pick up off the old Wloo RR yard before heading West on the CN
Crossing the Cedar thats 10'+ higher then normal do to a rainy June with a nice set of power and light.
Slowly dragging over the scale at about 5 MPH, Thats fun at a crossing.
Last train with good light runs track speed 2X1 DPU
The train on the Left is on main 2 the grade is .39% in the new trench and the coal EMTs are on the old main 1 .82% that is now used as a siding, Cold and Sunny day.
This can be a hard spot to shoot as the Flood of 08 had trees across the trail into the spot.
With the end of this trains day about 20 miles west and passing the Rudd elevator.
L571 makes it's way West after sunset.
Junk train with 2 SD9043's one in DPU
It is the Onion Pacific! Last light of the day.
Switching out there cars on the old MILW side, The yard was the Ottumwa to Jackson Jct. Line.
Making the turn South onto the Branch at first light.
Crossing a creek on it way to work Cedar Rapids yard.
Running Hammer Head, I never seen a GE running backword's Now I have.