The daily Kirk Yard manifest train out of Waterloo had somewhat unusual leader. This NS 7300 came to Waterloo on an empty ethanol train and now is heading up this 8100 foot 3x1 DP-d 338. Here they... (more)
The pair of GTW units continue west on the Dubuque Sub past the lumber industry in Delaware. No work needed to be done here today.
Traffic levels continue to be strong in the Cedar Rapids corridor this fall. The L565 local from Dubuque to Manchester and back has a healthy train of Cedar Rapids loading westbound tonight. With ... (more)
Traffic levels continue to be strong in the Cedar Rapids corridor. The L565 local from Dubuque to Manchester and back has a healthy train of Cedar Rapids loading westbound tonight. With that extra... (more)
Normally ever spring a weed spray train runs across the Iowa Zone on the CN. Each year you never know what type unit CN will put on it for power. This year a nice treat was this GE cowl unit. Here... (more)
This Hutchison Western Lumber Yard keeps L565 pretty busy during the week with carloads of lumber. Here 565 pickups an empty on their way west. This job came out of Dubuque today with work at Farl... (more)
The early part of the Winter Storm Kayla is hitting eastern Iowa with wet heavy snow. Here snow is caking on 565 as they head back to Dubuque with a few cars. The 565 did not make connection today... (more)
This loaded ethanol train out of Marcus, IA, is bound for interchange with the NS at Chicago, IL. Here the train crawls up the grade into Delaware and under the ex-Milwaukee Mainline. With the gra... (more)
The weather in Iowa this week has been full of fog and frost due to higher temperatures melting snow each day. This afternoon the frost is on everything making for a white countryside. Here M337 r... (more)
Regular Merchandise Train from Chicago, IL - Waterloo, IA heads west through Delaware.
Climbing out of the Maquoketa River valley
CN crew will deliver this grain train to the BNSF at East Dubuque, IL.
Freight Train from Waterloo, IA - Chicago, IL passes the remnants of an old Milwaukee Road Bridge as they head east towards Dubuque, IA.
This train is a Fulton, KY to Waterloo, IA grain empty. These trains are nicknamed "system empties" because it is a grain train, with CN cars, not in shuttle service. This train will be broken up ... (more)
IC 1014 and IC 1015 head eastward past the remains of a former Milwaukee Road overhead bridge.