IAIS 506 leads CBBI around the Homestead curve as the freshly risen sun burns through a dense fog. The lash-up of two GE's and two GP38-2s, all thundering away, made for quite a lovely racket in t... (more)
Iowa Interstate's daily Blue Island to Council Bluffs freight BICB kicks up some fresh snow while roaring through Atalissa on the Iowa City Subdivision. The sun just started to peak out as a syste... (more)
IAIS 506 leads CBBI out of the Rock Island yard and towards Silvis.
Moline's NEW Amtrak Station/Hotel called "THE Q" is ready to go but no passenger trains as of yet. The $20 million dollar facility was finished in time for the August start-up of a Chica... (more)
The Silvis switch crew works on putting together the outbound CBBI with a pair of IAIS ES44AC's while a loaded NS haulage grain train from Des Moines to Peoria waits for a crew to take it east wit... (more)
The Iowa Interstate east bound road freight passes the IANR Hawkeye Express parked on Vernon siding.
A trio of GEVO's get ready to head east.
THe Cedar Rapids turn gets ready to back into the South Amana Yard.
A heavy powered west train passes the ghosts of the Rock Island Lines, as the crew prepares the assault up the hill at Davenport.
The first snow of the season hits with vengeance creating blizzard conditions across eastern Iowa. GEVO 506 leads the east bound CBBI just east of Iowa City.
The Blue Island - Council Bluffs road freight passes the old Rock Island depot at La Salle - Peru.
Engineer Danny Bass is at the controls of 506 as he pulls off track one after picking up a cut of hoppers.