Iowa Northern 3811 leans to the left as it hits a low spot in the track north of Nora Springs. Traffic on the Iowa Northern has grown significantly with the boom in ethanol production.
A bit of speed on a magic carpet ride, More bumpy that it looks.
Having no way to get to there yard, The north job is setting out its cars for the Oelwein Job and UP cars.
The North Job has set out power for a corn extra running later in the evening and is heading back for it's train.
The North Job crosses the ICE's line north out of Mason City at Plymouth Jct. This is where the ICE gets on the IANR to bypass a track arrangement in Mason City.
The North Job exits Manly Yard and heads south from the northern most point on the railroad.
The North Job splits old Rock Island signals on it's way south into Shell Rock.
The snow just stopped and the North job is making its way across the CN, One more mile and will be back on there track at CF Jct.
Not only do they have a Great paint job but cool power to.
Having just left there line at CF Jct. now making there way on the CN Main line to West Waterloo Jct.
It needs a wash
Passing the old junked C&O GP7 in INAR's old paint job
passing Mona Jct. the Jct with the Cedar River RR.Kicking up the snow