The air conditioning is on full blast for the crew of an Iowa Northern Railway freight as it departs Waterloo and heads towards the Cedar River bridge powered by two GP40-2W mother-slug sets. ... (more)
The North Job has just returned to Waterloo and is switching cars at the south end of the yard.
Trainmaster Jonah Sabin blows the horn on the 4003 as the Palo Express leaves Palo for the trip north to Vinton. The 678 on the rear is doing all the work during these trips. Track improvements on... (more)
One of the things I never get tired of doing being a railroader is looking back at my train as I roll thru the countryside. Today's look back is somewhat different since we are onboard the Palo Ho... (more)
The Palo Holiday Express rolls north towards Vinton with roughly 900 people out to help a good cause. The Iowa Northern donate people and equipment today to help out flood relief in the Palo area ... (more)
With a hard winter and a pretty wet spring, the Iowa rivers and creeks have started to rise the past week as seen by the flooding in the fields south of Packard. The North Crew is about a mile fro... (more)
This is the old westbound signal for the Chicago Great Western to cross the Rock Island at Clarksville. Where the red lens once was, the North Crew is seen heading back out to the main after spott... (more)
The North Crew just got the 3pm crew aboard north of Cedar Falls, IA and is now on the move near Finchford. The train is moving along Buck Ridge Rd and will cross the West Fork of the Cedar River ... (more)
The North Job is spotting grain empties on the former CGW line at Clarksville.This line is now a spur and features very light rail.
The South Crew is just about done with their work at LaPorte City. Every night this job runs out of Waterloo at 7pm and makes a Cedar Rapids flip using 2 crews. This is the northbound crew heading... (more)