The Iowa Northern has been working towards getting themselves better setup for winter weather. The railroad purchased 2 plows to help keep the railroad open. Unfortunately moisture in the air line... (more)
Couple F40's and a slug work south with interchange traffic off the CP at Nora Springs. Most of this traffic is bound for Cedar Rapids and will be handed off to the south crew at Waterloo tonight.... (more)
The North Crew is now waiting on a backhoe and a cat to get this power unstuck near Nora Springs. The power can really get wedged in when you move thru drifts as seen by this photo. Doesnt take mu... (more)
Iowa Northern's North Crew works on digging out more snow before adding 5 engines to the 5 engines stuck in a decent snow drift south of Nora Springs. This part of railroading in the winter isnt m... (more)
It is hard to imagine that you can actually have 27,000 worth of horsepower and still be stuck. Here is the proof, 10 units and the rear 5 units can only be moved only a few inches back and forth.... (more)
The North Crew is heading back south to Waterloo. They only made a Rock Falls turn today. They are heading back to Waterloo with mainly cars recieved from the ICE at Nora Springs.