For a long time the Iowa Northern was a shortline that barely made it. Then the Sabins took over and grew this shortline into what it is today. With the growth the IANR also got better power. Back... (more)
The Iowa Northern in the late 90's bought 5 GP 20's from National Railway in Silvis. These units were ex-SP and ex-SSW heriatge. Only 1 unit remains on the roster today. Back in 1999 the North Cre... (more)
Iowa Northern's North Crew is coming thru downtown Waterloo and is crosiing the Cedar River as Mother Nature dumps 10-12 inches of snow across Iowa in the 1st storm of winter. This crew will flip ... (more)
Iowa Northern's South Crew is heading back to Waterloo with cars out of Cedar Rapids. Here the crew is about 6 miles from the Bryant Yard in south Waterloo. This job works 7 days a week and works... (more)
A bit late the North bound South Job is less then a 1/2 hour out of the yard.
Rolling across UP's Ex CGW bridge across the Cedar River on a Snowy and windy day
The Iowa Northern's South Crew is enroute back to Waterloo as they leave La Porte. Today is the 1st snow storm of the winter in Iowa for 2012-13, and snow is stuck to everything as the beginning o... (more)
The Iowa Northern's North Crew is on the south end of the yard at Bryant trying to get switches cleaned out so they can yard their inbound train. Heavy wind and snow is slowing railroading down to... (more)
Snowflake Express and Santa on board a train load of Kids and Families And made 6 runs on a 1.5 Hour ride out and back.
Snowflake Express and Santa with a train load of Kids go for a 1.5 Hour ride out and back.
Rock Island heritage F40PH No. 678 leads a southbound NRHS Convention special at Nora Springs, Iowa. The trackage is ex-Rock Island; notice the signal next to the locomotive. The trip operated fro... (more)
IANR 461 leads the NRHS excursion down the east leg of Iowa Interstate's wye at Yocum Connection after a return trip from Rock Island.
Getting Under way after setting out cars for the CN
Light is low and golden as the Oelwein Job is making the run for home.
Passing the old BCR&N ( RI ) Depot thats saved but not restored.