The locals between Fort Dodge at Waterloo were daylight trains when I started for the CN back in 2004. Normally 2 jobs would go to work in the morning then meet and swap trains somewhere around th... (more)
The Dubuque to Manchester turn local chatters their way out of the Mississippi River Valley west of Dubuque. Here the job is about to the top of the 10 mile grade just east of Peosta. Power short ... (more)
I worked the Saturday morning switcher at Waterloo. Since we had to switch out traffic off 570 and 337 I suggested getting 2 units together to help the process since it was snowing. Everyone agree... (more)
The daily Waterloo to Kirk Yard freight train is 7 miles into their trip out of Waterloo. The train passes over Poyner Creek in Raymond. Heavy fog overnight has created a frosty scenery on the Iow... (more)
Took advantage of the solid CN consist that left Waterloo today on the daily train to Kirk Yard. Here the train works hard over the hogbacks between Raymond and Jesup on the CN Dubuque Sub. The tr... (more)
A job that probably should of had a plow today, but didn't! The Cedar Rapids night local didn't run overnight, so the day job made an unusual daylight trip to Manchester and back. The job pushed t... (more)
With a outside air temp of -18 degrees...the eastbound daily freight from Waterloo to Kirk Yard pushes thru some small drifts by the old Beth Siding. The train is running behind today as a massive... (more)
On Monday's the 17:00-L568 Job normally goes over and does work on the John Deere Industrial lead in west-central Waterloo. The lead is about 2-3 miles long and serves 4 customers. The job goes to... (more)
Distributed braking container CN 0005 is helping CN X106 maintain its air as it heads east through Dorval, its journey nearly over. CN has a number of these, as well as distributed braking cars bu... (more)
CN 5663 has uncoupled from its local and heads past the railroad museum at Colfax, WI to pick up an empty lumber cars. Former SOO GP30 no. 703, a bit worse for wear, likely handled this local on o... (more)
CN C44-9WL 2502 leads Q149 north through Homewood.
A canadian cab Dash 9 and a standard cab Dash 8 lead Q149 through the snow in Flossmoor, closing in on their destination of Markham.
A CN Barn rolls south through the snowstorm in Olympia Fields.
CN 2962 and CN 3012 are the power on CN X106 as it heads east through Dorval.