A slightly odd day on the railroad: IAIS CBBI 23 in South Amana OD 0900 to run over to Newton, IA to drag a BNSF coal train to Cedar Rapids, IA. All units are facing east, so the light power run f... (more)
The South Amana to Cedar Rapids turn job had 2 38's and 2 GEVO's for their daily trek to Cedar Rapids and back. Here the job passes the old depot at Amana on the Cedar Rapids Sub on their way sout... (more)
I remember this trip well-- I figured these big consists of Paducah rebuilt GP10s lugging big trains across Iowa wouldn't last much longer...and they didn't. GP38-2s replaced these elderly consis... (more)
The Cedar Rapids Turn is about back to South Amana with 80 cars from the CIC as the snow comes down hard. This job normally makes a daylight trip from South Amana to Cedar Rapids and back. Trains ... (more)
After arriving into IAIS's newer facility, this train will be waiting until a crew can take it further east.
The Wabash heritage unit makes its third appearance on the Iowa Interstate, seen here taking the empty coal train from ADM in Cedar Rapids back to the NS at Peoria. The train will be loaded in Hi... (more)
Recent heavy rains have brought major flooding to the Iowa River. The CRSA turn moves slowly as water surrounds both sides of the track.
The South Amana to Cedar Rapids Turn is running a little late today as they leave Amana behind on a Sunday afternoon snow storm. This job is coming back from Cedar Rapids with 12,000 tons and the ... (more)
A string of grain hoppers follow a pair of GEVO's downgrade heading toward Main Amana.
A pair of Iowa Interstate GEVO's lead the CRIC downgrade heading for Amana on Memorial Day 2011.
The two newest GEVO's in the roster, 512 and heritage 513 lead the CRIC towards Amana and then to Iowa City on the IAIS main. 512 and 513 were part of a canceled CSX order.
A pair of Iowa Interstate GEVO's coast downhill towards Amana with the morning turn.
Gevo 509, SD38-2 154, and GEVO 501 head the CRIC turn down grade towards Amana and a great spring morning.
After waiting around a hour for the steel gang to clear up at Walford, the Hawkeye Express rolls on south for Iowa City. This is old Milwaukee Road track that is being upgrade with new 115 pound s... (more)
GEVO 500 and 2 GP38's head down grade towards Amana on the CRIC.