Dropping thru a small sag and back out and running track speed an 2-1 DP is putting out the heat waves.
With a short run on the main they will soon be in Iowa City on the great fall weather day.
Loads passing Empties on a great fall day.
The IAIS 513 is passing the INAR 678 the only 2 RI painted and owned by two different lines running on the same line thats ex RI for now, With the Iowa Northern getting 2 RI E's who knows what may... (more)
Pulling the hill on to the IAIS main line Sub 3 coming off the CRandIC Sub 3 and then on to Iowa City.
In Dynamic Brakes there dropping in to the Turkey River Valley. I will take this over faded red ex CP's that I normally get.
Working hard pulling out of Lawler, Just topping the hill.
Crawling over one more hill on its way East.
Crawling out of the Mississippi Valley with the train ahead calling out MP there clear of so the train behind can advance. Giving out blocks.
The CBBI crossing over the Iowa River and a short 1/4 mile to the Iowa City yard.
The CRIC with the 511 rolls past the 678 and Hawkeye Express On the way to Iowa City.
After getting over little Raymond hill there running all out to get some speed for big Raymond hill and it may take 2 more hills till track speed is attained. 88 cars will let them do better then ... (more)
88 cars was a hard pull on this line, Close to max if not a bit over tons to HP.
Just getting back to track speed south of Bellevue,IA. Running with a ex GN SD40 last motor.
After holding for track and time the only Yellow ES44DC got a highgreen and blasting off Under a classic SF cantilever signal bridge.