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NRHS Iowa Northern Railway Cedar Rapids to Waterloo 6/23/2012 Part 2

by Chris Guenzler

Now we would do Photo Runby 2.

Photo Runby 2 at Shellsburg.

Views of Shellsburg. I relocated.

Photo Runby 3 at Shellsburg.

Photo runby 4 at Shellsburg.

Photo Runby 5 at Shellsburg. We reboared the train for Waterloo. The train crossed Bear Creek and Mud Creek before we ran through Vinton.

The train ran through Vinton with the Rock Island Station and Caboose.

The Cedar River. The train crossed Hinkle Creek before running by the Terra and USS Spurs. The train ran through the woods and fields with many deer to be seen along our route this morning.

Fields on the way to Mount Auburn. The train crossed Spring Creek then ran into La Porte City.

The La Porte City Rock Island Station.

The La Porte City Water Tower.

Aspro Sand & Gravel in Waterloo.

The train pulled into near the Iowa Northern Railroad Shops Complex which some of us would have a catered lunch inside which most of the passengers would eat outside.

Passengers going to lunch.

Iowa Northern 1502 was on display outside the shops.

Our train next to the Hawkeye Express Passenger cars.

They had a Hawkeye Express Passenger car on display.

More Hawkeye Express Passenger cars behind the shop building. I had the chicken lunch outside which was excellent.

Iowa Northern 3809.

Iowa Northern 3807.

Iowa Northern 4001.

Iowa Northern 2004.

Iowa Northern 2005.

I then reboarded the train and took one last picture of the Iowa Northern shop area. We left Waterloo for Cedar Rapids at 1:00 PM with me relaxing most of the way back with the exception on a Photo Runby at MP 133.

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