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Date: 01/10/21 12:04
Signal Sunday, Grinnel, Iowa, Along The Old Rock Island Road
Author: FiveChime

Sorry I was never here when Rock Island was there! Imagine they came screaming through Grinnel with old cast Nathan P5 horns blarring.

Regards, Jim Evans



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Date: 01/10/21 12:47
Re: Signal Sunday, Grennel, Iowa, Along The Old Rock Island Road
Author: mamfahr

> Sorry I was never here when Rock Island was there!

I used to dispatch that line - east of Newton we had a station named "Grinnell" with a depot and crossing like that - the same except that the siding's been removed...

Take care,

Mark



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Date: 01/11/21 07:57
Re: Signal Sunday, Grennel, Iowa, Along The Old Rock Island Road
Author: ntharalson

Grinnel is a small Iowa town between Iowa City and Newton on the Rock Island.  They crossed the former M&StL, later CNW at this joint depot.  That's what the signals are for.  Today, Iowa Interstate crosses the UP here although you're more likely to see a train on the IAIS than the UP.  Shot is from the west end of the depot looking east for those who are curious.  Thanks for posting.  

Nick Tharalson,
Marion, IA



Date: 01/11/21 10:28
Re: Signal Sunday, Grennel, Iowa, Along The Old Rock Island Road
Author: zr190

The spelling of the town is Grinnell (2 L's).  Home to Grinnell College which is just a few blocks North.
the MSTL/CNW/UP runs right by the campus.
zr190



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