Sunday, April 22, 2012

Traipsing through Iowa

Received the following via email from Kermit Geary, Jr.  Text, photos, and captions are his.

Iowa is always full of surprises, both scenery wise and rail wise. There are still lots of remnants of the CNW that are still active along the extremely busy mainline west from Chicago. And the shortline scene is active with the CRIC, IANR, IATR just to list a few. The shot of the UP 6511 reminds me of just why I love driving US 30 through the Midwest....miles and miles of side-by-side pace roads to watch and photograph trains!! 

UP 6511 & train at Clarence, IA

Cedar Rapids & Iowa City 127 (slug) - 121 (MP-15) at Beverly, IA

CNW 11228 at Mason City, IA

CNW X-11991 at Mason City, IA

CP 8514 leads IC&E train through Charles City, IA