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Midwest Old Threshers: Midwest Central Railroad & Midwest Electric Railway Trip 6/18/2012 Part 2



by Chris Guenzler

I started back to the narrow gauge car barn.





The Wig Wag signal on the northwest corner of the grounds.





D&RGW Flat Car 6206.





The 1951 built Henchel Switcher 0-4-0 Erzbergbau Salzgitter 16.





1181.





Ferrocarril Coahuila y Zacatecas No. 1 a 2-8-0 built by Baldwin in 1897 and exported to Mexico.





Coach 3.





Coach Mignon.





Coach Mt Pleasant.





White Pass & Yukon Caboose 903. Now I will go take photographs all the way around the trolley loop. I started on the northwest corner of the loop.







Rio de Janeiro 1718. This open-bench car was built in 1911 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and ran there until 1967 came by the northeast curve.





The view across the loop.





Chicago, Aurora & Elgin Railroad 320 Chicago, Aurora & Elgin Railroad 320. This wooden interurban coach was built in 1914 by the Jewett Car was running across the other side of the loop.





Waterloo, Cedar Falls & Northern Railroad 381. This car was built in 1930 by Perley Thomas for Knoxville, Tennessee.







Streetcar 1945 is a "Peter Witt" type car from Milan, Italy was built in 1927.





MW 1100.





Streetcar 1945.





Line Car 3279.





Rio de Janeiro 1779. This open-bench car was built in 1911 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and ran there until 1967.





Southern Iowa Railway Car 9 with Streetcar 1945 passing by.





Southern Iowa Railway Car 9 built by the Barber Car Company, Ohio in 1910. This was the first car to run at the Old Threshers in 1971.







Chicago, Aurora & Elgin Railroad 320 runs along the west side south of the trolley shops.









Waterloo, Cedar Falls & Northern Railway 381, this car was built in 1930 by Perley Thomas for Knoxville, Tennessee came around the southwest curve of the grounds.





Wild flowers gone wild.









Rio de Janeiro 1718. This open-bench car was built in 1911 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and ran there until 1967, runs by the southwest corner of the grounds.







Streetcar 1945 This "Peter Witt" type car from Milan, Italy was built in 1927.









Chicago, Aurora & Elgin Railroad 320 climbs the hill on the south side of the Midwest Thresher's grounds.









Waterloo, Cedar Falls & Northern Railway 381, This car was built in 1930 by Perley Thomas for Knoxville, Tennessee came up the hill and back to the boarding area.





Three trolleys dropping off passengers for lunch.





Chicago, Aurora & Elgin Railroad 320.





Rio de Janeiro 1718. From here I went and had an excellent lunch. After lunch I took just a few more pictures.





Steve Miller really enjoyed his lunch.





Lunch was by Hyvee Catering.





Looking towards the shop.





Surry, Sussex & South Hampton Railway 2-6-0 6.





The builder plate of Surry, Sussex & South Hampton Railway 2-6-0 6. I went into the offices got the pictures out of the camera then rode a streetcar. I worked on the story until Sarah got me to host the Bus 2 back to Cedar Rapids. A special thank you to the ladies of the office of the Midwest Electric Railway for letting me put my gear into their office and then letting me work on the story in the coolness of their offices.

I met Nathan and we put his stuff into the room at the Motel 6 before Dave and Randy bought over my luggage. We all went to Kalona to take pictures of the Kalona Historical Village.

Kalona Historical Village 6/18/2012



They were waiting for me at the office.







The Rock Island Station in Kalona.





The Rock Island Station in Kalona sign.







Views around the Kalona Historical Village. We thanked our host after we toured the Rock Island Station and Dave and Randy headed back to Cedar Rapids but Nathan and I had a few other places to visit.

From here Nathan and I headed to the Amana Colonies but along US 6 we found a westbound Iowa Interstate train with the Iowa Interstate Rock Island Heritage Unit 513 on the point.





This train is headed north to Cedar Rapids and is setting out a car in Oxford.





Iowa Interstate Rock Island Heritage Unit 513.





Here they are setting out a car.





Iowa Interstate Rock Island Heritage Unit 513.





Iowa Interstate 503.





Iowa Interstate 500.





Iowa Interstate 513. We located over to Homestead.







They cut off the first two units and wyed them so that the Iowa Interstate 513 would be pointing east for our trip tomorrow. From here we drove through the Amana Colonies.

Amana Colonies 6/18/2012



West Amana.





High Amana.





Amana.







The Amana Milwaukee Road Station.



East Amana. We headed back toward Cedar Rapids.





In Walford we found this caboose. We returned to the Motel 6 after getting some dinner and then I worked on the story and finally got on line to check things and listened to Lets Talk Trains archive while I worked on today's story which I got done before calling it a night. What a second great trip our NRHS 2012 Convention Staff gave to all the passengers.

That is what we did at the 2012 NRHS Cedar Rapids Convention on this date.



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