Thundering up Fairfax Hill, Job 2 heads south towards Iowa City.
Crawling up Fairfax Hill, Job 2 catches some of the last rays of sunlight southwest of Fairfax.
Marking the start of the last week of CRANDIC Job 2, CIC 114 leads the train up Fairfax Hill. Iowa Interstate will take over the daily train from Cedar Rapids to Iowa City effective August 1st.
A John Deere special passes through Palo, almost to Cedar Rapids, where it will be handed over to UP at the North Yard. The 162 tractors on the train are headed to Galveston, TX for export to Braz... (more)
Less than a month into it's service on the Iowa Northern, IANR 3807 leads a John Deere special southwards towards Cedar Rapids. The train consisted of 81 flats with two tractors on each. Tonight... (more)
UP 9770 (ex-CNW 8666) heads up an eastbound manifest towards Lisbon.
UP 8149 leads a coal train out of Mt Vernon towards Lisbon.
UP 8237 leads a coal load as it climbs Mt Vernon Hill.
First southbound ICE train following the 2004 Grand Excursion special.
ICE 224, a former CGW SD40, wears it's old IMRL colors with pride. This train was following the Milwaukee 261 Grand Excursion train. We decided to wait for the train rather than joining the pace... (more)
The Grand Excursion special backs across the Mississippi River towards Savanna to service the engine for the return trip to the Quad Cities.
Milwaukee 261 and the Grand Excursion train take on passengers in downtown Davenport, IA. The crowds really turned out to see the classic machine.
The cab of 261 glows with the 24 hour caretaking the locomotive receives. Two crew members keep the boiler running overnight.
Milwaukee Road 261 quietly steams in Rock Island awaiting the next days journey to Bureau, IL and back.
MILW 261 rolls around one of the many curves on the IC&E along the Mississippi River.