Dynamics howl as the engineer on 338 tries to keep the heavy tonnage at speed as they cross the Wapsipinicon River in Independence. Down hill fast, up hill slow, is the name of the game on the Dub... (more)
The city of Independence has a decent railroad display on the northside of town. The Buchanan County Tourism Visitor Center has the Chicago and Rock Island Depot and the Illinois Central Depot res... (more)
Tom Kidd photo.
An extra local from Waterloo to Dubuque begins the job of picking up grain at the Independence elevator. The
The city of Independence has a decent railroad display on the northside of town. Th... (more)
An extra local from Waterloo to Dubuque begins the job of picking up grain at the Independence elevator. The Independence elevator is kind of an odd customer for the CN because it has no schedule ... (more)
Once the IC took back over the Chicago Central in 1996, the changes didn't take long in Iowa to come. 6 Axles and all black consist were around within a couple years. An eastbound roars over the W... (more)
A loaded grain train out of Yetter bound for Helvetia, LA, for unloading passes thru Independence. Odd ball KCS unit is helping the cause out today. We don't see alot of KCS power in Iowa on the C... (more)
The daily Waterloo to Kirk Yard manifest train screams thru Independence as they cross over Wapsipinicon River. Most of the towns along the Dubuque Sub are at the bottom of hills due to the rivers... (more)
I was just about off work and i get a call, we have a train running in to the light if your off work. I say not yet but soon will be so I call after getting the camera and get a roll on getting ou... (more)
After making its set out 338 is of to Dubuque,IA and points East.
A Fulton, KY to Waterloo, IA grain empty heads west over the frozen Wapsipinicon River at Independence.
BNSF 5348 leads a run-through "Earthworm" grain train on the CNIC through Independence, IA on the last beautiful sunny morning of 2003.
With a little imagination, you can almost believe this old workhorse is still running!