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Photo ID: 746011

A loaded grain train out of western Iowa dip thru the big hogback on the CN Dubuque Sub. The train is working between Jesup and Independence as they make their way back to East Dubuque and interch... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: West of Independence, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 7936
Train ID: CN G84491-16
Photo Date: June 16, 2020


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By: Craig Williams

Added: Aug 23, 2020

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Photo ID: 745824

A loaded ethanol train out of western Iowa prepares for their decent into the Wapsipinicon River Valley at Independence. The train passes this nice acreage on the westside. CN has been doing a goo... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: West of Independence, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: NS 7602
Train ID: CN
Photo Date: September 19, 2019


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By: Craig Williams

Added: Aug 22, 2020

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Photo ID: 720743

With 7 motors and over 10,000 feet of traffic for Iowa, this daily Kirk Yard to Waterloo manifest rumbles out of Independence at track speed. The train is about 22 miles from destination. Normally... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD75M
Location: West of Independence, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: CN 5710
Train ID: CN M33791-15
Photo Date: September 16, 2019


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By: Craig Williams

Added: Dec 26, 2019

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Photo ID: 713511

A loaded ethanol train from western Iowa rolls along the CN Dubuque Sub at sunset. The train is seen here about 19 miles east of Waterloo. The crew will change out at Dubuque in 74 miles to the ea... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD75M
Location: West of Independence, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: CN 5654
Train ID: CN U70491-12
Photo Date: July 12, 2019


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By: Craig Williams

Added: Oct 19, 2019

Views: 631
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Photo ID: 713508

Freight traffic in Iowa has been getting heavier as the summer has gone on. That usually means a few X338's will run to help move additional traffic the daily M338 can not handle. As in the case t... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD75M
Location: West of Independence, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: CN 5789
Train ID: CN X33891-13
Photo Date: September 13, 2019


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By: Craig Williams

Added: Oct 19, 2019

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Photo ID: 713507

With 6600 foot of extra traffic, this extra 338 rolls off into the setting sun east of Independence. The train is climbing out of Independence on the CN Dubuque Sub 26 miles east of Waterloo. Don'... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD9043MAC
Location: West of Independence, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: NS 7234
Train ID: CN X33891-31
Photo Date: July 31, 2019


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By: Craig Williams

Added: Oct 19, 2019

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Photo ID: 708739

I was completely shocked to see 2 cowl units leading the daily Kirk Yard to Waterloo manifest train. With more PTC becoming in service across CN there is a push for PTC leaders to be on trains as ... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: GE C40-8M (Dash 8-40CM)
Location: West of Independence, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: CN 2441
Train ID: CN M33791-05
Photo Date: August 06, 2019


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By: Craig Williams

Added: Sep 03, 2019

Views: 764
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Photo ID: 708738

Was a busy day on Saturday, 7/20, by my place along the Dubuque Sub. During daylight 6 trains passed by between Waterloo and Manchester. Normally this section only has 1 scheduled train in dayligh... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD70M-2
Location: West of Independence, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: CN 8951
Train ID: CN U70491-19
Photo Date: July 20, 2019


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By: Craig Williams

Added: Sep 03, 2019

Views: 862
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Photo ID: 708737

The morning sun is trying to burn off the humidity morning as a westbound empty ethanol train bound for western Iowa blazes across the hogbacks of the Dubuque Sub.The train has just passed thru In... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD70M-2
Location: West of Independence, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: CN 8864
Train ID: CN U70391-06
Photo Date: August 07, 2019


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By: Craig Williams

Added: Sep 03, 2019

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Photo ID: 705461

An empty ethanol train bound for western Iowa is seen here rolling over the hilly Dubuque Sub west of Independence. The train is about 20 miles from Waterloo Yard. Not sure which is harder to get ... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: GE C40-8M (Dash 8-40CM)
Location: West of Independence, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: CN 2418
Train ID: CN U70391-12
Photo Date: July 12, 2019


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By: Craig Williams

Added: Aug 01, 2019

Views: 1,530
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Photo ID: 700914

Pretty hard to get westbound on the west end of the Dubuque Sub in the afternoon. It only happens a couple times a month if lucky. It is heartbreaking sometimes when you get weather or nice sunset... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: West of Independence, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: NS
Train ID: CN U70391-22
Photo Date: May 22, 2019


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By: Craig Williams

Added: Jun 23, 2019

Views: 809
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Photo ID: 700909

And a way we go....that is what the engineer is about to experience as 98 loads of ethanol are about to push him up to 50 mph. Iowa is not flat as many think. One travels along the CN Dubuque Sub ... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: West of Independence, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 7346
Train ID: CN U70491-12
Photo Date: June 12, 2019


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By: Craig Williams

Added: Jun 23, 2019

Views: 1,812
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Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 689454

The CN had 2 sets of BNSF power on the locals between Waterloo and Sioux City. On Sunday, February 24th, both sets of power did their fair share of busting drifts between Waterloo and Fort Dodge i... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: West of Independence, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 5210
Train ID: CN M33891-25
Photo Date: February 25, 2019


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By: Craig Williams

Added: Mar 02, 2019

Views: 1,966
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Photo ID: 688525

Another storms hits Iowa today. An unusual southerly breeze allowed for me to shoot the southside today, so I took advantage. Here the daily Kirk Yard freight train out of Waterloo rolls thru the ... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE C40-8W (Dash 8-40CW)
Location: West of Independence, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 7856
Train ID: CN M33891-20
Photo Date: February 20, 2019


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By: Craig Williams

Added: Feb 23, 2019

Views: 1,251
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Photo ID: 687361

A pair of CSX SD40's came to Iowa on M337. The pair was team up with another CSX unit to power this unit ethanol train out of Waterloo. The train now heads east towards Chicago where it will inter... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: West of Independence, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 8383
Train ID: CN U70491-20
Photo Date: November 20, 2018


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By: Craig Williams

Added: Feb 13, 2019

Views: 1,180
Comments: 0

Favorited: 9
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