Not your everyday consist. A trio of BNSF units trail IAIS 721 and slug.
Running on Crandic trackage rights, the Iowa Interstate job heads back to their new yard.
Iowa Interstate 500 south leads the daily "turn" (Cedar Rapids-South Amana)down the former Milwaukee Road Ottumwa line, now owned by the CRANDIC but leased to the Iowa Interstate Rwy.
Under late afternoon cloudy skies a trio of GEVO's make a light power move to Cedar Rapids.
Even though it is spring by the calendar winter isn't quite ready to give up. GEVO 512 leads the CRSA heading for South Amana.
The NRHS special is returning to Cedar Rapids after dropping the IAIS 2-10-2 at Homestead.
The Cedar Rapids turn has crested the hill southwest of Walford and now starts its descent down the long grade to Main Amana.
Mother Nature has provided a frosty landscape for the crew of 508 as well as rail fans on this day, two days after Christmas 2010.
Who's railroad is it? UP 6944 followed by Iowa Interstate 714 leads a string of NS coal hoppers as they reach the crest of the hill between Amana and Walford on CRANDIC's Amana line. Actually the... (more)
Dense fog blanketed Eastern Iowa overnight creating a thick coating of frost on the landscape. Eventually the fog lifted and the sun came out creating a stunning image against the brilliant blue s... (more)
Rock Island heritage GEVO 513 leads 9300 feet of train up grade out of Walford on a frigid December afternoon.
GEVO 510 takes up the DP position on the Cedar Rapids Turn.
A sure sign that autumn is just around the corner-the once dark green Iowa corn is turning brown as two Iowa Interstate GEVO's crest the hill south of Walford. From here, its downhill to Amana.
A pair of Iowa Interstate GEVO's are silhouetted against the early morning light as they make their way south out of Cedar Rapids.
The Hawkeye Express is stop at Walford waiting on a steel gang to clear up so they can continue to Iowa City. The Iowa Northern is running this train to the Iowa Interstate for the start of the fo... (more)