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Date: 11/03/08 14:18
ICE farwell tour 2008 in pictures
Author: stlrailfan

List,

Spent last week up in Iowa and Minnesota to mainly focus on coevering as much of the Iowa Chicago & Eastern system as we could before the CP Rail purchase which occured on October 30th 2008. The trip was a sucess but there were a few days where the train counts were extremly low like four or five moves a day. I will post a total of nine images we took on the trip thanks for taking the time to look at one of my favorite railroads.
Mark Mautner
1. DME SD40-2 # 6088 plus two ICE SD40-2's lead train MKCSP-25 ( mainfest Kansas City to St Paul ) over ICE's Kansas City sub near Heinz, Iowa on october 26th 2008
2. ICE GP9 # 114 one of only a handful left in service on ICE at time of merger rests at Nahant yard in Davenport, Iowa on october 26th 2008.
3. DME SD40-2 # 6363 + plus two mates leads train EAUCC ( ethanol load from Auroa, Sd to Chicago ) seen on the ICE Owatonna subdivision north of Lansing, Mn on october 27th 2008.








Date: 11/03/08 14:27
Re: ICE farwell tour 2008 in pictures part # 2
Author: stlrailfan

List ,

continuing from previous thread here are images # 4 thru # 6. Look for the final three in the following thread below.
Thanks,
Mark Mautner
4.ICE SD40-2 # 6416 plus three more SD40-2's lead train LWS-26 ( am local based at Wells, Mn ) seen westbound on the Jackson subdivision near Oakland, Mn on october 27th 2008.
5. Above LWS-26 after a long 12 hour run from Mason City,Ia where the Wells, Mn based crew had to cab to get there train at 6am to take west . Seen on the Jackson subdivision east of Albert Lea, Mn nearing dark on october 27th 2008.
6. ICE train LMC-28 ( am local based at mason City, Ia ) seen on the Owatonna sub at Lyle, Mn . The crew has cut away from there train to pull ethanol loads from the plant lcated here october 28th 2008.








Date: 11/03/08 14:35
Re: ICE farwell tour 2008 in pictures part # 3
Author: stlrailfan

List,
The final three images of the set thanks again for taking the time to look at my stuff.
Mark Mautner
Maryland Heights, Mo

7. ICE train MSPKC-28 ( St Paul to Kansas City ) behind SD40-2 # 6426 + 1 is seen on CP Rail's River subdivision near Minnesota City, Mn on october 28th 2008.
8. ICE train MNAMCX ( Nahant yard to Mason City, Ia extra ) behind a trio of SD40-2's is seen on the Mason City subdivision at Luana, Iowa on october 29th 2008.
9. ICE train FMCKC ( feeder grain Mason City to Kansas City ) runs right donw the middle of second street in downtown Bellvue, Iowa on the Marquette subdivision on october 30th 2008.








Date: 11/03/08 14:49
Re: ICE farwell tour 2008 in pictures part # 3
Author: WSORfan

Great photos Mark! Here is a pic from the Chicago Sub from the last week of ICE. Here at Glidden Road Kirkland,Illinois the MCCNA (Chi-Nahant,IA.) with ex-Milwaukee Road 193 now DME 6360 heads west.




Date: 11/03/08 15:04
Re: ICE farwell tour 2008 in pictures part # 3
Author: WSOR506

Thanks for sharing these great photos Mark. I was fortunate to shoot a lot of DM&E in northern Iowa and Southern Minnesota in the late 80's and caught the IC&E on several occasions on trips to the midwest. They were both first class operations that will be greatly missed.

Rich Kundert
Ft. Collins, CO



Date: 11/03/08 15:15
Re: ICE farwell tour 2008 in pictures part # 3
Author: ejeliberty

Great shots Mark!



Date: 11/03/08 20:26
Re: ICE farwell tour 2008 in pictures part # 3
Author: GP30Frank

Mark, can you tell me where all the IC&E SD-40-2's came from?? Were they ex-Milw or one of the Canadian roads?

Frank, in Tennessee



Date: 11/03/08 20:29
Re: ICE farwell tour 2008 in pictures part # 3
Author: PasadenaSub

Thanks for the great ICE photo tribute, Mark.

Rich



Date: 11/03/08 20:36
Re: ICE farewell tour 2008 in pictures part # 3
Author: toledopatch

GP30Frank Wrote:
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> Mark, can you tell me where all the IC&E SD-40-2's
> came from?? Were they ex-Milw or one of the
> Canadian roads?

The IC&E 6400-series SD40-2s came from a variety of ancestries. They were rebuilt and long-term leased to IC&E by one of the leasing companies, I believe. There's probably an on-line roster somewhere where all the frame-number-checkers documented this stuff in detail....

....in fact, when I checked this one

http://www.illinirail.com/icerail/detailedroster.htm

I learned that most of the 6400s are from the UP family (including MP, CNW and MKT) but a four are ex-British Columbia Railway, including one of those that was nee-Oneida & Western.



Date: 11/03/08 21:03
Re: ICE farewell tour 2008 in pictures part # 3
Author: GP30Frank

Thank you, Mr. Toledo Patch - I went to the site you mentioned, and it was very helpful.



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