Two Rock Island tribute locomotives pass as the Iowa Interstate 513 passes IANR 678 on the Vernon Siding.
Rock Island Heritage unit 513 leads the Cedar Rapids turn through Homestead.
506 leads the CBBI past some remaining fall foliage east of Marengo, Iowa.
703 takes the switch on the east leg of the wye at Yocum Connection heading for Cedar Rapids.
After waiting for an hour to get a permit from the CRANDIC to enter their 900 Yard, GP38-2 703 along with SD38-2 154 finally start moving just as the sun drops below the horizon.
A string of loaded ADM ethanol tanks trail a pair of GEVO's rolling east through the Iowa countryside.
A trio of Iowa Interstate engines leads a KCS detour through the IAIS Yard in Iowa City.
The westbound BICB with GEVO 502 running long hood forward along with a "colorful" gon trailing passes QJ 6988 on the west end of the siding. Its a rather common practice for the IAIS to run long ... (more)
QJ 6988 blows off a little steam as it waits on the siding for a meet with the westbound.
IAIS 6988 puts out a nice cloud of black smoke as it passes IANR 678 on Vernon Siding. 6988 will eventually head to Rock Island after a short stop in Iowa City to take on water.
Even the railroads have their share of signs.
115 and slug wait for a crew outside the CRANDIC engine facility.
One four ex-UP remote control slugs purchased by the CRANDIC sits in the CIC yards waiting for a rebuild. Taken from public property.
Blue skies and unseasonably hot temperatures for September 1st greet eastbound 507 as it rolls past 678 and the Hawkeye Express on Vernon Siding. The temps are forecasted to be near 100 degrees in... (more)
Iowa Northern 3802 pulls the Hawkeye Express through Cedar Rapids on its way to Coralville and the first home Iowa football game of the season.