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Date: 06/17/24 22:13
Iowa Interstate on east leg of Yocum Connection wye
Author: highgreengraphics

A southbound Iowa Interstate symbol CRIC leaves the Cedar Rapids branch IAIS Subdivision 3B to join the Main Line, Subdivision 3 eastbound at Milepost 259.0 on the east leg of the Yocum Connection (formerly CRANDIC Jct.) between Homestead and S. Amana, IA on May 7, 2024. It is led by Class Unit (of eventually 20 GE ES44AC's) IAIS 500, built in July of 2008. Cedar Rapids and Iowa City (a shareholder of IAIS) purchased 23 miles of the Cedar Rapids line from the Milwaukee Road in 1981, and turned most of the line from the Yocum connection to Fairfax (yard near Cedar Rapids) over to IAIS in September of 2010. === === = === JLH  



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/17/24 23:36 by highgreengraphics.




Date: 06/17/24 22:15
Re: Iowa Interstate on east leg of Yocum Connection wye
Author: oyw

Darn nice shot!



Date: 06/17/24 22:28
Re: Iowa Interstate on east leg of Yocum Connection wye
Author: gonx

Cool shot



Date: 06/18/24 08:08
Re: Iowa Interstate on east leg of Yocum Connection wye
Author: ntharalson

CRIC or CRSA?  These days, the trains come up the steep grade from the ex-mILW to the ex-RI and back into South Amana.  At least that' what happens when I'm around there.  Thanks for posting.  

Nick Tharalson,
Marion, IA



Date: 06/18/24 09:39
Re: Iowa Interstate on east leg of Yocum Connection wye
Author: highgreengraphics

This train went straight to Iowa City, dropped most of its cars there, heard CRIC on the radio, and 500 was at Silvis the next day by itself still facing east. === === = === JLH



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/18/24 10:16 by highgreengraphics.



Date: 06/18/24 18:45
Re: Iowa Interstate on east leg of Yocum Connection wye
Author: ntharalson

highgreengraphics Wrote:
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> This train went straight to Iowa City, dropped
> most of its cars there, heard CRIC on the radio,
> and 500 was at Silvis the next day by itself still
> facing east. === === = === JLH

Good enough.  Thanks again for posting.  

Nick Tharalson,
Marion, IA



Date: 06/18/24 22:44
Re: Iowa Interstate on east leg of Yocum Connection wye
Author: cchan006

Nice catch, and nice shot!

I caught a train taking the west leg years ago. 



Date: 06/19/24 06:45
Re: Iowa Interstate on east leg of Yocum Connection wye
Author: bmarti7

Thanks for the narrative-congrats on another IOTD!
PCBill



Date: 06/19/24 06:48
Re: Iowa Interstate on east leg of Yocum Connection wye
Author: TheNavigator

Nice shot and perspective! Congrats on IOTD, too.
GK



Date: 06/19/24 07:35
Re: Iowa Interstate on east leg of Yocum Connection wye
Author: tracklight

CRANDIC didn't turn the line over to IAIS, but they did turn over through freight operations to IAIS and later dispatching of the line to IAIS.  CIC retains ownership and maintenance of the track.



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