IAIS 517 leads XCRSA up the grade and around the curves between 120th St and 220th Trail grade crossings.
IAIS 517 leads LHF and NS 9516 trails on an extra CRSA (South Amana-Cedar Rapids-South Amana). Crews typically don't like running these locomotives LHF; however, the brand new IAIS GEVO must have ... (more)
A slightly odd day on the railroad: IAIS CBBI 23 in South Amana OD 0900 to run over to Newton, IA to drag a BNSF coal train to Cedar Rapids, IA. All units are facing east, so the light power run f... (more)
CRANDIC Job 4 pulls Stutsman cars down Maiden Lane in Iowa City. CIC 132 and slug 126 is the last MP15 slug set that CRANDIC has active, as the CIC mainly uses the L4-1500XDs built by Relco for jo... (more)
As the sun comes to a beautiful set in the clear western sky, IANR 461 leads the Hawkeye Express across the CR&IC Cedar River bridge. This photo was taken from the 8th Ave bridge's sidewalk.
Many years ago the Crandic railroad was something to see with their relic geeps. Now days most/all of the railroad looks like this. On the southeast side of Cedar Rapids the CIC tracks go everywhe... (more)
CRANDIC Job 4 makes a rare run down the Amana Line that usually sees IAIS trains, but on this rare occasion the CIC ran a ballast train dumping where ties have been replaced within the past few da... (more)
Cedar Rapids & Iowa City locomotive No. 202, mated to slug No. 302, works the railroad’s yard in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on April 11, 2016. These machines are custom-built by Relco in Albia, Iowa spec... (more)
Four consecutively numbered Crandic GP 35 move a transfer through Cedar Rapids
Daily train of interchange cars for the Iowa Interstate RR. This no longer runs as the train is given to the IAIS at Cedar Rapids now.
Ten years ago, the Mississippi River and its northern tributaries took in more rain than they could handle. In Cedar Rapids, the CRANDIC tried to forestall disaster to their mid-town bridge by loa... (more)
Showing fresh paint courtesy of NRE, a pair of Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Geeps await their finishing touches prior to returning home. Tom Golden photo.
The Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Yard in South West Cedar Rapids.
Brand new and awaiting delivery, CIC 204 & 203 sit outside IAIS's Silvis car shops.