Monday, April 14, 2014

Variety of Railroads

Kick it off with the CN....or is it NS?

NS 8714 shoving back toward Cargill with some tanks. The old steam plant still stands....for now.

Little bit later, Iowa Northern's South Job rolls into town.

A former C&NW hopper with IANR marks.

GTW(CN) 6425 on L563.

IANR South Job heads to ADM with its cargo of grain, passing 4th Ave SW.

South Job stopped by Ingleside waiting to double up its cargo in the "OR" Yard.

CIC Job 3 pulling 46 coal fills to ADM's CO-GEN

Then the Iowa Interstate's CRSA gets cars from 905, runs down to the south-end of the 950's and couples to the rest of its freight waiting on 952.

Then CIC Job 4 starts working the 900 yard.

Iowa Interstate's CRSA-14 departs with 71 loads-1 empty with 509, 512 and GP38-2 705 was dead-in-tow; passing Fairfax.

Video of the CRSA-14 at Fairfax.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Eastern Iowa Rails--CN on IAIS, UP on IANR

CN 1501 on the Iowa Interstate Monday checking the rails.
South Amana.

Yocum Connection


Oxford, IA.

West Liberty, IA

Video of CN 1501

Some depot parts and Rock Island crossing signals on an old axle-less flatbed car.

CBBI-06 at Downey, IA.

CRSA-07 at Fairfax, IA.

Video of CRSA-07

Iowa Northern South job departing very late, but with an SD60 and SD70ACe trailing at Mohawk Park.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Father/Son Day at Monster Jam

A father/son outing at Monster Jam-US Cellular Center-Cedar Rapids, IA
April 6, 2014

Drivers for this event were:
Grave Digger--Pablo Huffaker
Wolverine--Aaron Basl
El Toro Loco--Mark McDonald
Monster Mutt Rottweiler--Rodd Schmidt(Cedar Rapids native)
Mechanical Mischief--Jim Burns
Thunder 4x4--Jim Bendzick

Thunder 4x4

Jim Bendzick and my son Isaac.

Mechanical Mischief's driver Jim Burns and Isaac.

Grave Digger's Pablo Huffaker and Isaac.

Isaac goes back to get an autograph from Jim Bendzick.

The Digger Disc Man.

Our Emcee.

National Anthem.

Pablo interacting with the fans.

Our Emcee talking with Mark McDonald after winning one of the competition's. He donated his plaque to a loyal fan in the stands.

Grave Digger marks the end of Monster Jam in Cedar Rapids.