Tattered classics at Dow CityPassing through Dow City, Iowa, on May 7, 1995 is a westbound Chicago Central & Pacific freight heading for Council Bluffs. The train is powered by former I... (more)
The CCP was an all geep railroad the years it was in existence. Once the IC bought bought the CCP back the 6 axles IC units started showing up. If I remember right this was the 1st grain train out... (more)
A loaded grain train grinds up the 2nd major grade since leaving Waterloo. The train is only 9 miles outside of Waterloo and will have to fight all the way to Dubuque the grades of eastern Iowa.
A westbound freight is just hitting the east end of double track at Waterloo. The train is passing thru the control point at Hilltop. The Chicago Central began operations on December 24, 1985, and... (more)
A westbound grain train is just arriving at Waterloo. The Chicago Central started in 1985, and was bought back by the IC in 1996. 4 of the GP38 the CCP had are seen here. The units came from diffe... (more)
8, count 'em, 8 units led by CCP 964, depart Cedar Rapids, IA with a long freight in October of 1989.
Led by a former Milwaukee Road Geep, a Chicago Central coal train passes by the Joliet Union Station platforms with a wide array of EMD power pulling a string of red and white CC&P open hoppers. ... (more)
CCP 1749 leads a coal train with a motley assortment of power thru Ulmer, IA in August of 1994.
CC&P 8134 and friends await their next assignment at the CC&P engine facility in Cedar Rapids in October of 1989.
CC&P 7989 brings a train past a watchman's tower in Dubuque in Oct of 1989. This scene does not look like this anymore as a new highway has been built to the left of the tracks.
Chicago Central 1749 leads some Alco wanna-be's on a coal train thru Wall Lake, IA in August of 1994.
A Chicago Central and Pacific train appears to be set and ready to depart Council Bluffs, IA.
CC 981, 974, and 7984 are westbound with a loaded Commenwealth Edison coal train at Bridgeport.
A pair of Chicago Central Geeps bring a string of covered hoppers across the diamonds at Hayford Junction. Tom Golden photo.