This wasn't the main prize of the day, but L569 departed Waterloo ahead of the Iowa Northern Job we were after, so I did alittle drone work around Cedar Falls Junction. CN has been good lately of ... (more)
Getting BCOL barns to lead on CN is getting harder to do now days with PTC in service and all the new AC's the CN took delivery of. The CN looks like they maybe doing away with these unique GE loc... (more)
The sun peaks out for a brief moment as the CN executive train passing thru Sinclair on the Waterloo Sub. The CN executives were out inspecting Iowa for infrastructure plans and budget ideas for u... (more)
A loaded grain train out of Ida Grove, IA, in far western Iowa drops downgrade into Cedar Falls. Couple cowl units and a lessor GECX power this loaded grain train that is bound for the Gulf. In 1... (more)
The FRA inspection train went across the CN on May 16-18. The train ran from Chicago out to Waterloo, and north on the Cedar River to Lyle to interchange with the CP. Here the job works thru Wate... (more)
Cutting its way in heavy wet snow that was rain just a short time ago.
L571 had the UP Olympic Torch unit and just after air testing the snow started and made getting a clean shot hard.
BNSF & NS power on CN L571 split the signals just west of Waterloo, Iowa as they make their way out of the yard with a train of mixed freight.
Carman work on this wedge plow as M337 pulls into the yard at Waterloo. L563's crew will take this wedge plow with them to help plow the Cedar Rapids Sub. As 2019 rolls on, winter is finally stick... (more)
I have seen many awesome photos over the years of decent size consists from the IC and CCP days of heavy eastbound trains struggling to get out of Fort Dodge here at Lake Oley. Now days 8000 hors... (more)
CN L571 off to do battle with the drifts west of here. UP power today one never knows what will show up the next day.
Entering a snowscape full of drifts from 60MPH winds. The Month of February will be remembered by the ones that had to work out in it.
Train 571 scooting right along picking up snow. BNSF CSX and NS power is still all over still power short.
Local road train rolling thru Cedar Falls first town West of Waterloo.
After a motive power swap in Waterloo, CN U705 continues west with a single SD75I leading a train of empty ethanol tankers.Locomotives:CN 5761 SD75I