While this may look like two GE's racing, the manifest is actually stopped, waiting for two Z trains (higher priority) to get around.
UP 8712 leads a morning stacker around the curve west of Benton/Linn Rd, heading towards Fairfax, IA.
A few days ago a blizzard hit Central and Eastern Iowa leaving the entire area covered in another blanket of snow making drifts of 3ft+. With the CRANDIC attempting to plow the line themselves and... (more)
An extra Iowa Interstate job from the CRANDIC interchange in Cedar Rapids departs Fairfax with manifest and empty coal buckets bound for the BNSF in Council Bluffs.
An Iowa Interstate coal extra from the Norfolk Southern in Peoria slowly approaches its final destination of the CRANDIC interchange in Cedar Rapids.
Iowa Interstate's Extra South Amana Switcher crew brings CIC cars south to South Amana with power from the PECR coal train that they brought up a few hours prior.
The Iowa Football season has ended and the Hawkeye Express heads back to Waterloo, Iowa vis the CRANDIC Amana line.
IAIS 500 leads NS 2578 on a unit coal train heading for the ADM in SW Cedar Rapids.
The DP units on this 96 car Peoria, IL, to Cedar Rapids, IA, coal train creep by as the train enter into the Crandic's 900 yard on the southwest side of Cedar Rapids. These train load on the NS, w... (more)
The Peoria, IL, to Cedar Rapids, IA, coal train brakes heavy as they drop down grade off Walford Hill into Yard Limits at MP 9. This train has 96 NS coal car bound for ADM in Cedar Rapids. Seen he... (more)
The last shot of the day! The "Cedar Rapids" takes up the rear of the NRHS train as it pulls into the CIC 950 yard at the end of the Rock Island to Cedar Rapids trip.
After waiting for an hour to get a permit from the CRANDIC to enter their 900 Yard, GP38-2 703 along with SD38-2 154 finally start moving just as the sun drops below the horizon.
A speeding car on Highway 151 passes the much slower Iowa Interstate freight as it heads for Cedar Rapids.
A single SD38-2 runs long hood forward dragging a Cedar Rapids to Newton extra grain train.
Mother Nature at her finest!