RailPictures.Net Photo: CRANDIC 104 Cedar Rapids & Iowa City Railway EMD GP9 at Iowa City, Iowa by Charles Freericks
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» Cedar Rapids & Iowa City Railway (more..)
» EMD GP9 (more..)
» University of Iowa 
» Iowa City, Iowa, USA (more..)
» June 15, 1994
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
» CRANDIC 104 (more..)
» CRANDIC Job 2 (more..)
» Charles Freericks (more..)
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I was attending a summer school workshop at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA back in June of 1994. As with many of my pre-internet trip, I arrived with zero knowledge of what the local rail ops were. I did look at my dad's CRANDIC photos from when he went through in 1951, but of course all those glorious interurbans were gone by the time I got there 43 years later. Eventually I figured out that an Iowa Interstate job seemed to leave going west in the early morning, but the thing was staged with the head end a couple miles away and Iowa City in June of 1994 was the worst humidity I had ever experienced. I literally never managed to walk to the head end of the train. The CRANDIC tracks that came onto campus were the most intriguing to me, but three or four days in, I hadn't seen or heard a thing. Then, one evening, walking from my hotel to campus for an evening lecture, I had four GEEPs run past me in screaming light. I ran back to the hotel and got my camera, hoping against hope they would still be there when I returned. By the time I got back, the screaming light was gone, but the job was still there. They were basically finishing up and I managed these three shots. I was late to the lecture, but it was worth it to get these images. I was, as I recall, a bit damp from head to toe after my hotel back and forth.
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