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 South Crew rolls back into Waterloo after making a Cedar Rapids turn overnight. This is the 1st trip for the new slug set the Iowa Northern acquired in June. The 4002 is mothered to the slug. ... (more)
The Manly switcher heads back to Manly with a few cars. The switcher headed down to Nora Springs today to do some work and meet the North Job. This job usually hangs around Manly to do work mainly... (more)
The North Job crosses the ICE's line north out of Mason City at Plymouth Jct. This is where the ICE gets on the IANR to bypass a track arrangement in Mason City.
The North Job exits Manly Yard and heads south from the northern most point on the railroad.
IANR job shoves their train back to their mainline after interchanging cars with the ICE.
The UP delivered a 100 car coal train to the Iowa Northern at Manly bound for the Cedar Falls Utility (CFU). The Iowa Northern rounded up 7 GP38's to handle the tonage for the 68 mile trip. Here t... (more)
The 3810 is crossing over the diamond with the IC&E's Mason City Sub at Nora Springs. The signal on the right use to be the absoulute signal for the diamond but a new signal was put in closer to t... (more)
The North Crew is passing some old Rock Island ABS signals as they start into Nora Springs. Almost all the signals along the Iowa Northern are either gone or have been turned and not used, but the... (more)
The North Crew has just arrived at Manly northbound. Now they will call the North Dispatcher to get permission to cross over UP's Spineline to access the IANR yard at Manly to do a setout and pick... (more)
Having just left there line at CF Jct. now making there way on the CN Main line to West Waterloo Jct.
Iowa Northern's turn to Manly, running in the afternoon because of track work, passes through Rockford, Iowa.
Wisconsin Northern freight southbound between New Auburn and Bloomer.
Leased Iowa Northern geeps haul a Wisconsin Northern freight south at Bloomer.
Ex-L&N 4020, ex-CSX 2150, ex-LLPX 2150.