I've been waiting a year for this shot and finally got it on the last day of independence. CCHU passes the MILW station sign at Nora, a sign that has seen MILW, SOO, CP, IMRL, ICE, and now CP once... (more)
Iowa Northern 3811 leans to the left as it hits a low spot in the track north of Nora Springs. Traffic on the Iowa Northern has grown significantly with the boom in ethanol production.
HUCC gets underway after making a pickup off the IANR in Nora Springs
As they say, some parts of Iowa are extremely flat.
The cows have come home as an eastbound IC&E train with freshly painted SD40-2 6210 leading is about to leave trackage rights on the Iowa Northern and head onto IC&E rails at Nora Jct.
IANR job shoves their train back to their mainline after interchanging cars with the ICE.
The 3810 is crossing over the diamond with the IC&E's Mason City Sub at Nora Springs. The signal on the right use to be the absoulute signal for the diamond but a new signal was put in closer to t... (more)
The North Crew is passing some old Rock Island ABS signals as they start into Nora Springs. Almost all the signals along the Iowa Northern are either gone or have been turned and not used, but the... (more)
Old Rock Island signals show their age as a DME train stops to change crews at Nora before heading to Marquette.
IANR Greene-Nora Springs Turn heads back to Green just south of Nora Springs, IA.
CADC units being broke in on the Iowa Northern after rebuild at NREX
Train #377 west of Nora Springs
On lease to the I & M Rail Link