Get a hole punch thru the branch, that is the Cedar Rapids local's job today as they head north towards Manchester. The branch hasnt seen a train on the north end of it since the 9th, so dirfts ar... (more)
Snow drifts and power dont seem to go together very well. The IC 9634 is the lastest unit to die due to plowing snow. It is fun times digging out power after you plowed snow all day. Atleast the c... (more)
After getting the branch opened back up on the northbound trip, the Cedar Rapids local has an easier trip heading back south towards CR. The train is rolling along at 40mph few miles south of Cent... (more)
With all the hard work done going north, the Cedar Rapids local heads back south towards Cedar Rapids with ease. Not much to plow now other than what was left over from the trip north, but enough ... (more)
The Cedar Rapids local is about to hit the 1st major drift north of Cedar Rapids near MP 27. The local is working their way north today with just a plow to open up the branch between Cedar Rapids ... (more)
Snow drifts, like this one near Ryan, has taken the toll on the power this week. The CN usually runs plows on their locals to help keep the power dry, but it hasnt helped lately. Last night an ext... (more)
With 20 oats cars in hand, L563 only has 20 miles to go on the branch to reach their destination of Cedar Rapids. The oats business will be interchange to the UP for delivery to the Quaker Oats Pl... (more)
Due to badorder power the Cedar Rapids local started in Waterloo today to get their power. They then ran lit over to Manchester and picked up 20 cars and headed south to Cedar Rapids. A local over... (more)
M-337 power 4 EMD's heads back to there train after making a setout
Luckily, caught this Canadian National local heading back towards Omaha, NE. As I understand it, there is only one east and later returns west on any given day.
Sporting a CN respray, IC6117 coasts by the Metra station with the rock job while a Metra employee goes about the job of wiring the remaining platform light poles which have arrived.
CN/IC westbound speeds under the EJ&E bridge at 2:44 PM.