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Changed line 277 from:

Atlantic Switcher - "The Rover" - Works west to Earlham and east to Newton, works both the Grimes and Prairie City branches if need be, and does interchange with the NS/BNSF and UP.

to:

Atlantic Switcher - "The Rover" - Works west to Council Bluffs and east to Newton, works both the Grimes and Prairie City branches if need be, and does interchange with the NS/BNSF and UP. Generally stays west of Des Moines.

January 31, 2017, at 03:52 PM by ErikRasmussen -
Changed line 211 from:

1500-1700

to:

1500

Changed line 219 from:

-

to:

2100-2200

Changed line 221 from:

-

to:

7 Days

Changed line 223 from:

Silvis to South Amana Turn (westbound) - Departs Silvis after the inbound SASI has completed work at Silvis. Will pickup at Rock Island if necessary. SISA typically handles the PECR loaded coal train from Silvis to Cedar Rapids when it runs.

to:

Silvis to South Amana Turn (westbound) - Departs Silvis after the inbound SASI has completed work at Silvis, uses SASI power. Will pickup at Rock Island if necessary. SISA typically handles the PECR loaded coal train from Silvis to Cedar Rapids when it runs.

January 31, 2017, at 03:49 PM by ErikRasmussen -
Changed line 171 from:

1700

to:

-

January 31, 2017, at 03:47 PM by ErikRasmussen -
Changed lines 10-11 from:

Note: The information below was updated on November 2, 2015. This information can change without notice as day-to-day Operational needs require.

to:

Note: The information below was updated on January 31, 2017. This information can change without notice as day-to-day Operational needs require.

Changed line 125 from:
 *On-duty between 0500-0600 at Council Bluffs and runs train to Newton
to:
 *On-duty between 0600-0800 at Council Bluffs and runs train to Newton
Changed line 128 from:
 *Silvis crew on-duty between 1600-1500 to take CBBI to Blue Island
to:
 *Silvis crew on-duty between 1600-1700 to take CBBI to Blue Island
Changed line 138 from:
 *On-duty 1830 at Blue Island
to:
 *On-duty 1845 at Blue Island
Changed line 159 from:

Blue Island to Silvis - "Second Westbound" - Typically consists of an empty ethanol unit train for Annawan, Cedar Rapids, Menlo or Council Bluffs.

to:

Blue Island to Silvis - "Second Westbound" - Typically consists of an empty ethanol unit train for Annawan, Cedar Rapids, Menlo or Council Bluffs. Often runs with NS power to Silvis.

Changed line 161 from:

SIPE-xx

to:

SIBU-xx

Changed line 163 from:

Various

to:

1700

Changed line 165 from:

As Needed

to:

Monday - Friday

Changed line 167 from:

Silvis to Peoria - Normally consists of a loaded ethanol train and/or mixed freight to be delivered to the NS at Peoria. This train commonly runs with NS run-through locomotives.

to:

Silvis to Bureau - Forwards Peoria traffic to Bureau for night BUSW job. Also switches on-line industries between Silvis and Bureau.

Changed line 169 from:

PESI-xx

to:

BUSI-xx

Changed line 171 from:

Various

to:

1700

Changed line 173 from:

As Needed

to:

Monday - Friday

Changed line 175 from:

Peoria to Silvis - Normally consists of an empty ethanol train or mixed from the NS at Peoria (NS train 115). NS power commonly runs through on this train to Silvis.

to:

Bureau to Silvis - SIBU crew returns to Silvis. Forwards traffic from BUSW to Silvis. Also switches on-line industries between Silvis and Bureau.

Changed line 177 from:

NSPEDM-xx

to:

SIPE-xx

Changed line 183 from:

Norfolk Southern, Peoria to Des Moines - Empty grain train to be loaded in Des Moines. NS locomotives run-through and stay at Des Moines until train is loaded.

to:

Silvis to Peoria - Consists of overflow traffic not handled by SIBU/BUSW to Peoria.

Changed line 185 from:

NSDMPE-xx

to:

PESI-xx

Changed line 191 from:

Norfolk Southern, Des Moines to Peoria - Loaded grain train to be delivered to NS in Peoria. Same NS locomotives on empties return with loads.

to:

Peoria to Silvis - Consists of overflow traffic not handled by BUSW/BUSI to Silvis.

Changed line 193 from:

SASI-xx

to:

NSPEDM-xx

Changed line 195 from:

1500-1700

to:

Various

Changed line 197 from:

7 Days

to:

As Needed

Changed line 199 from:

South Amana to Silvis Turn (eastbound) - This job takes all of the "east" cars that CRSA brought from Cedar Rapids and takes them to Silvis yard for blocking and unit train building.

to:

Norfolk Southern, Peoria to Des Moines - Empty grain train to be loaded in Des Moines. NS locomotives run-through and stay at Des Moines until train is loaded.

Changed line 201 from:

SISA-xx

to:

NSDMPE-xx

Changed line 203 from:

-

to:

Various

Changed line 205 from:

-

to:

As Needed

Changed line 207 from:

Silvis to South Amana Turn (westbound) - Departs Silvis after the inbound SASI has completed work at Silvis. Will pickup at Rock Island if necessary. SISA typically handles the PECR loaded coal train from Silvis to Cedar Rapids when it runs.

to:

Norfolk Southern, Des Moines to Peoria - Loaded grain train to be delivered to NS in Peoria. Same NS locomotives on empties return with loads.

Changed line 209 from:

SACR-xx

to:

SASI-xx

Changed line 211 from:

0300-0500

to:

1500-1700

Changed line 215 from:

South Amana to Cedar Rapids Turn (northbound) - This job is called to relieve the SISA crew. The inbound SISA is normally taken straight to Cedar Rapids via the Yocum Connection, but will pickup from South Amana yard if necessary. Makes delivery to Crandic's (CIC) "900 Yard" at the southwestern edge of Cedar Rapids.

to:

South Amana to Silvis Turn (eastbound) - This job takes all of the "east" cars that CRSA brought from Cedar Rapids and takes them to Silvis yard for blocking and unit train building.

Changed line 217 from:

CRSA-xx

to:

SISA-xx

Changed line 223 from:

Cedar Rapids to Iowa City Turn (southbound) - Departs Cedar Rapids after the inbound SACR has completed work at Cedar Rapids. This crew will often make a second turn SACR Turn to Cedar Rapids as needed.

to:

Silvis to South Amana Turn (westbound) - Departs Silvis after the inbound SASI has completed work at Silvis. Will pickup at Rock Island if necessary. SISA typically handles the PECR loaded coal train from Silvis to Cedar Rapids when it runs.

Changed line 225 from:

PECR-xx

to:

SACR-xx

Changed line 227 from:

Various

to:

0300-0500

Changed line 229 from:

Once a Week

to:

7 Days

Changed line 231 from:

Peoria to Cedar Rapids - Coal loads from NS at Peoria delivered to the CIC at Cedar Rapids. NS power runs through to Silvis and is combined with IAIS power (SISA) from Silvis to South Amana.

to:

South Amana to Cedar Rapids Turn (northbound) - This job is called to relieve the SISA crew. The inbound SISA is normally taken straight to Cedar Rapids via the Yocum Connection, but will pickup from South Amana yard if necessary. Makes delivery to Crandic's (CIC) "900 Yard" at the southwestern edge of Cedar Rapids.

Changed line 233 from:

CRPE-xx

to:

CRSA-xx

Changed line 235 from:

Various

to:

-

Changed line 237 from:

Once a Week

to:

-

Changed line 239 from:

Cedar Rapids to Peoria - Coal empties from the CIC Cedar Rapids to the NS at Peoria. The same NS power that brought the loaded train to Cedar Rapids will be returned with the empties to Peoria. An extra crew normally handles the empty coal train as a seperate train, but it has been combined with CBBI at South Amana for the run to Silvis on occasion.

to:

Cedar Rapids to Iowa City Turn (southbound) - Departs Cedar Rapids after the inbound SACR has completed work at Cedar Rapids. This crew will often make a second turn SACR Turn to Cedar Rapids as needed.

Changed line 241 from:

CBSW-xx

to:

PECR-xx

Changed line 243 from:

0430

to:

Various

Added line 245:

Once a Week

Changed line 247 from:

Council Bluffs Switcher - Switches inbound west train, interchange with UP, work the intermodal ramp, build east train and possibly run a shuttle train to the elevator at Hancock.

to:

Peoria to Cedar Rapids - Coal loads from NS at Peoria delivered to the CIC at Cedar Rapids. NS power runs through to Silvis and is combined with IAIS power (SISA) from Silvis to South Amana.

Changed line 249 from:

CBSW-xx

to:

CRPE-xx

Changed line 251 from:

1630

to:

Various

Added line 253:

Once a Week

Changed line 255 from:

Council Bluffs Switcher - Works the yards, interchange with UP, protects and switches the westbound, shuttle trains to Hancock or what 0430 job can't get done.

to:

Cedar Rapids to Peoria - Coal empties from the CIC Cedar Rapids to the NS at Peoria. The same NS power that brought the loaded train to Cedar Rapids will be returned with the empties to Peoria. An extra crew normally handles the empty coal train as a seperate train, but it has been combined with CBBI at South Amana for the run to Silvis on occasion.

Changed line 257 from:

ATSW-xx

to:

CBSW-xx

Changed line 259 from:

1700

to:

0430

Deleted line 260:

Monday - Friday

Changed line 262 from:

Atlantic Switcher - "The Rover" - Works west to Earlham and east to Newton, works both the Grimes and Prairie City branches if need be, and does interchange with the NS/BNSF and UP.

to:

Council Bluffs Switcher - Switches inbound west train, interchange with UP, work the intermodal ramp, build east train and possibly run a shuttle train to the elevator at Hancock.

Changed line 264 from:

DMSW-xx

to:

CBSW-xx

Changed line 266 from:

1300

to:

1630

Deleted line 267:

Sunday - Thursday

Changed line 269 from:

Des Moines Switcher - Works the Des Moines interchanges and the Grimes Branch.

to:

Council Bluffs Switcher - Works the yards, interchange with UP, protects and switches the westbound, shuttle trains to Hancock or what 0430 job can't get done.

Changed line 271 from:

NTSW-xx

to:

ATSW-xx

Changed line 273 from:

0700

to:

1700

Changed line 277 from:

Newton Switcher - Works the industries between Newton and Altoona as needed.

to:

Atlantic Switcher - "The Rover" - Works west to Earlham and east to Newton, works both the Grimes and Prairie City branches if need be, and does interchange with the NS/BNSF and UP.

Changed line 279 from:

NTSW-xx

to:

DMSW-xx

Changed line 281 from:

1800

to:

0700

Changed line 283 from:

7 Days

to:

Sunday - Thursday

Changed line 285 from:

Newton Switcher - Flip crew is used to run CBBI from Newton to South Amana and return to Newton with BICB.

to:

Des Moines Switcher - Works the Des Moines interchanges and the Grimes Branch.

Changed line 287 from:

SASW-xx

to:

NTSW-xx

Changed line 289 from:

2300

to:

0900

Changed line 291 from:

As Needed

to:

Monday - Friday

Changed line 293 from:

South Amana Switcher - Builds outbound BICB, works SA yard and builds outbound CBBI.

to:

Newton Switcher - Works the industries between Newton and Altoona as needed.

Changed line 295 from:

ICSW-xx

to:

NTSW-xx

Changed line 297 from:

0700

to:

1800

Changed line 299 from:

Tuesday - Saturday

to:

7 Days

Changed line 301 from:

Iowa City Switcher - Works former CIC Hills Branch and this job will make a flip to South Amana.

to:

Newton Switcher - Flip crew is used to run CBBI from Newton to South Amana and return to Newton with BICB.

Changed line 303 from:

ICSW-xx

to:

SASW-xx

Changed line 305 from:

1600

to:

2300

Changed line 307 from:

Monday - Friday

to:

As Needed

Changed line 309 from:

Iowa City Switcher - Works industries at Iowa City, Wilton and Durant.

to:

South Amana Switcher - Builds outbound BICB, works SA yard and builds outbound CBBI.

Changed line 311 from:

RISW-xx

to:

ICSW-xx

Changed line 313 from:

2100

to:

0700

Changed line 315 from:

Sunday - Thursday

to:

Tuesday - Saturday

Changed line 317 from:

Rock Island Switcher. Works Milan Branch. Will pull/spot interchange with CP and Phoenix Closures in Davenport. Switches interchange cars from CP and BNSF at Rock Island yard.

to:

Iowa City Switcher - Works former CIC Hills Branch and this job will make a flip to South Amana.

Changed line 319 from:

SISW-xx

to:

ICSW-xx

Changed line 321 from:

0500

to:

1600

Changed line 323 from:

7 Days

to:

Monday - Friday

Changed line 325 from:

Silvis Switcher - Switches the inbound BICB at the west end of Silvis and makes a transfer run to Rock Island Yard.

to:

Iowa City Switcher - Works industries at Iowa City, Wilton and Durant.

Changed line 327 from:

SISW-xx

to:

RISW-xx

Changed line 329 from:

0800

to:

1700

Changed line 331 from:

7 Days

to:

Sunday - Thursday

Changed line 333 from:

Silvis Switcher - Switches the inbound SASI at the east end of Silvis and switches the inbound CBBI upon arrival at Silvis.

to:

Rock Island Switcher. Works Milan Branch. Will pull/spot interchange with CP and Phoenix Closures in Davenport. Switches interchange cars from CP and BNSF at Rock Island yard.

Changed line 337 from:

1900

to:

0500

Changed line 339 from:

Sunday - Thursday

to:

7 Days

Changed line 341 from:

Silvis Switcher - This crew works Silvis Yard as necessary.

to:

Silvis Switcher - Switches the inbound BICB at the west end of Silvis and makes a transfer run to Rock Island Yard.

Changed line 343 from:

BUSW-xx

to:

SISW-xx

Changed line 345 from:

0900

to:

0800

Changed lines 349-373 from:

Bureau Switcher - "The Rocket" - Crew works as-needed east to LaSalle/Utica, south to Henry/Chillicothe/Peoria, or west to Annawan/Silvis.

to:

Silvis Switcher - Switches the inbound SASI at the east end of Silvis and switches the inbound CBBI upon arrival at Silvis. (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) SISW-xx (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) 1900 (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) Sunday - Thursday (:cell align="left":) Silvis Switcher - This crew works Silvis Yard as necessary. (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) BUSW-xx (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) 0900 (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) Monday - Friday (:cell align="left":) Bureau Switcher - "The Rocket" - Crew works as-needed east to LaSalle/Utica, south to Henry/Chillicothe/Peoria, or west to Annawan/Silvis. (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) BUSW-xx (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) 2100 (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) Monday - Friday (:cell align="left":) Bureau Switcher - "The Night Rocket" - Crew forwards traffic from the inbound SIBU to Peoria and returns with traffic for the next day's BUSI.

February 03, 2016, at 05:27 AM by ErikRasmussen -
Changed line 293 from:

South Amana Switcher - Builds outbound BCIB, works SA yard and builds outbound CBBI.

to:

South Amana Switcher - Builds outbound BICB, works SA yard and builds outbound CBBI.

February 03, 2016, at 05:25 AM by ErikRasmussen -
Changed line 265 from:

0400

to:

1300

Changed line 293 from:

South Amana Switcher - Builds outbound SACB, works SA yard and builds outbound CBBI.

to:

South Amana Switcher - Builds outbound BCIB, works SA yard and builds outbound CBBI.

Changed line 299 from:

Monday - Friday

to:

Tuesday - Saturday

November 02, 2015, at 01:07 PM by ErikRasmussen -
Changed lines 10-11 from:

Note: The information below was updated on May 8, 2015. This information can change without notice as day-to-day Operational needs require.

to:

Note: The information below was updated on November 2, 2015. This information can change without notice as day-to-day Operational needs require.

Changed lines 125-128 from:
 *On-duty between 1300-1400 at Council Bluffs and runs train to Newton
 *2345 NTSW relieves CBBI and takes it from Newton to South Amana
 *South Amana crew on-duty between 0630-0830 to take CBBI to Silvis
 *Silvis crew on-duty between 1500-1630 to take CBBI to Blue Island
to:
 *On-duty between 0500-0600 at Council Bluffs and runs train to Newton
 *1800 NTSW relieves CBBI and takes it from Newton to South Amana
 *South Amana crew on-duty between 0500-0600 to take CBBI to Silvis
 *Silvis crew on-duty between 1600-1500 to take CBBI to Blue Island
 *Arrive Blue Island by 0300
Changed lines 139-141 from:
 *0500 or 0600 SISW will relieve BICB and work Silvis
 *Inbound CBBI crew will return to South Amana after their arrival
 *Train terminates at South Amana and becomes SACB.
to:
 *0500 SISW will relieve BICB and work Silvis
 *Inbound CBBI crew will return to South Amana after their arrival (mid-morning)
 *Inbound NTSW crew (from CBBI) will return to Newton after midnight
 *Newton crew on-duty 0400-0500 to take BICB to Council Bluffs
 *Arrive Council Bluffs by 1715
Changed line 145 from:

SACB-xx

to:

SIBI-xx

Changed line 147 from:

Various

to:

2300 - 0100

Changed line 149 from:

7 Days

to:

As Needed

Changed lines 151-153 from:

South Amana to Council Bluffs road train (re-symboled from BICB)

 *2345 NTSW crew departs with SACB from South Amana to Newton after their arrival with CBBI.
 *On-duty at 1200 (or when crew from previous night's CBBI is rested) at Newton to run SACB to Council Bluffs.
to:

Silvis to Blue Island - "Second Eastbound" - Normally consists of a loaded ethanol unit train to be delivered to the IHB, CSXT or NS at Chicago. This train will usually be daylight east of Rockdale.

Changed line 153 from:

SIBI-xx

to:

BISI-xx

Changed line 159 from:

Silvis to Blue Island - "Second Eastbound" - Normally consists of a loaded ethanol unit train to be delivered to the IHB, CSXT or NS at Chicago. This train will usually be daylight east of Rockdale.

to:

Blue Island to Silvis - "Second Westbound" - Typically consists of an empty ethanol unit train for Annawan, Cedar Rapids, Menlo or Council Bluffs.

Changed line 161 from:

BISI-xx

to:

SIPE-xx

Changed line 163 from:

2300 - 0100

to:

Various

Changed line 167 from:

Blue Island to Silvis - "Second Westbound" - Typically consists of an empty ethanol unit train for Annawan, Cedar Rapids, Menlo or Council Bluffs.

to:

Silvis to Peoria - Normally consists of a loaded ethanol train and/or mixed freight to be delivered to the NS at Peoria. This train commonly runs with NS run-through locomotives.

Changed line 169 from:

SIPE-xx

to:

PESI-xx

Changed line 175 from:

Silvis to Peoria - Normally consists of a loaded ethanol train and/or mixed freight to be delivered to the NS at Peoria. This train commonly runs with NS run-through locomotives.

to:

Peoria to Silvis - Normally consists of an empty ethanol train or mixed from the NS at Peoria (NS train 115). NS power commonly runs through on this train to Silvis.

Changed line 177 from:

PESI-xx

to:

NSPEDM-xx

Changed line 183 from:

Peoria to Silvis - Normally consists of an empty ethanol train or mixed from the NS at Peoria (NS train 115). NS power commonly runs through on this train to Silvis.

to:

Norfolk Southern, Peoria to Des Moines - Empty grain train to be loaded in Des Moines. NS locomotives run-through and stay at Des Moines until train is loaded.

Changed line 185 from:

SASI-xx

to:

NSDMPE-xx

Changed line 187 from:

1500-1700

to:

Various

Changed line 189 from:

7 Days

to:

As Needed

Changed line 191 from:

South Amana to Silvis Turn (eastbound) - This job takes all of the "east" cars that CRSA brought from Cedar Rapids and takes them to Silvis yard for blocking and unit train building.

to:

Norfolk Southern, Des Moines to Peoria - Loaded grain train to be delivered to NS in Peoria. Same NS locomotives on empties return with loads.

Changed line 193 from:

SISA-xx

to:

SASI-xx

Changed line 195 from:

-

to:

1500-1700

Changed line 197 from:

-

to:

7 Days

Changed line 199 from:

Silvis to South Amana Turn (westbound) - Departs Silvis after the inbound SASI has completed work at Silvis. Will pickup at Rock Island if necessary. SISA typically handles the PECR loaded coal train from Silvis to Cedar Rapids when it runs.

to:

South Amana to Silvis Turn (eastbound) - This job takes all of the "east" cars that CRSA brought from Cedar Rapids and takes them to Silvis yard for blocking and unit train building.

Changed line 201 from:

SACR-xx

to:

SISA-xx

Changed line 203 from:

0300-0500

to:

-

Changed line 205 from:

7 Days

to:

-

Changed line 207 from:

South Amana to Cedar Rapids Turn (northbound) - This job is called to relieve the SISA crew. The inbound SISA is normally taken straight to Cedar Rapids via the Yocum Connection, but will pickup from South Amana yard if necessary. Makes delivery to Crandic's (CIC) "900 Yard" at the southwestern edge of Cedar Rapids.

to:

Silvis to South Amana Turn (westbound) - Departs Silvis after the inbound SASI has completed work at Silvis. Will pickup at Rock Island if necessary. SISA typically handles the PECR loaded coal train from Silvis to Cedar Rapids when it runs.

Changed line 209 from:

CRSA-xx

to:

SACR-xx

Changed line 211 from:

-

to:

0300-0500

Changed line 213 from:

-

to:

7 Days

Changed line 215 from:

Cedar Rapids to Iowa City Turn (southbound) - Departs Cedar Rapids after the inbound SACR has completed work at Cedar Rapids. This crew will often make a second turn SACR Turn to Cedar Rapids as needed.

to:

South Amana to Cedar Rapids Turn (northbound) - This job is called to relieve the SISA crew. The inbound SISA is normally taken straight to Cedar Rapids via the Yocum Connection, but will pickup from South Amana yard if necessary. Makes delivery to Crandic's (CIC) "900 Yard" at the southwestern edge of Cedar Rapids.

Changed line 217 from:

PECR-xx

to:

CRSA-xx

Changed line 219 from:

Various

to:

-

Changed line 221 from:

Once a Week

to:

-

Changed line 223 from:

Peoria to Cedar Rapids - Coal loads from NS at Peoria delivered to the CIC at Cedar Rapids. NS power runs through to Silvis and is combined with IAIS power (SISA) from Silvis to South Amana.

to:

Cedar Rapids to Iowa City Turn (southbound) - Departs Cedar Rapids after the inbound SACR has completed work at Cedar Rapids. This crew will often make a second turn SACR Turn to Cedar Rapids as needed.

Changed line 225 from:

CRPE-xx

to:

PECR-xx

Changed line 231 from:

Cedar Rapids to Peoria - Coal empties from the CIC Cedar Rapids to the NS at Peoria. The same NS power that brought the loaded train to Cedar Rapids will be returned with the empties to Peoria. An extra crew normally handles the empty coal train as a seperate train, but it has been combined with CBBI at South Amana for the run to Silvis on occasion.

to:

Peoria to Cedar Rapids - Coal loads from NS at Peoria delivered to the CIC at Cedar Rapids. NS power runs through to Silvis and is combined with IAIS power (SISA) from Silvis to South Amana.

Changed line 233 from:

CBSW-xx

to:

CRPE-xx

Changed line 235 from:

0430

to:

Various

Added line 237:

Once a Week

Changed line 239 from:

Council Bluffs Switcher - Switches inbound west train, interchange with UP, work the intermodal ramp, build east train and possibly run a shuttle train to the elevator at Hancock.

to:

Cedar Rapids to Peoria - Coal empties from the CIC Cedar Rapids to the NS at Peoria. The same NS power that brought the loaded train to Cedar Rapids will be returned with the empties to Peoria. An extra crew normally handles the empty coal train as a seperate train, but it has been combined with CBBI at South Amana for the run to Silvis on occasion.

Changed line 243 from:

1630

to:

0430

Changed line 246 from:

Council Bluffs Switcher - Works the yards, interchange with UP, protects and switches the westbound, shuttle trains to Hancock or what 0430 job can't get done.

to:

Council Bluffs Switcher - Switches inbound west train, interchange with UP, work the intermodal ramp, build east train and possibly run a shuttle train to the elevator at Hancock.

Changed line 248 from:

ATSW-xx

to:

CBSW-xx

Changed line 250 from:

2200

to:

1630

Deleted line 251:

Monday - Friday

Changed line 253 from:

Atlantic Switcher - "The Rover" - Works west to Earlham and east to Newton, works both the Grimes and Prairie City branches if need be, and does interchange with the NS/BNSF and UP.

to:

Council Bluffs Switcher - Works the yards, interchange with UP, protects and switches the westbound, shuttle trains to Hancock or what 0430 job can't get done.

Changed line 255 from:

DMSW-xx

to:

ATSW-xx

Changed line 257 from:

0400

to:

1700

Changed line 259 from:

Sunday - Thursday

to:

Monday - Friday

Changed line 261 from:

Des Moines Switcher - Works the Des Moines interchanges and the Grimes Branch.

to:

Atlantic Switcher - "The Rover" - Works west to Earlham and east to Newton, works both the Grimes and Prairie City branches if need be, and does interchange with the NS/BNSF and UP.

Changed line 263 from:

NTSW-xx

to:

DMSW-xx

Changed line 265 from:

1000

to:

0400

Changed line 267 from:

Monday - Friday

to:

Sunday - Thursday

Changed line 269 from:

Newton Switcher - Works the industries between Newton and Altoona as needed.

to:

Des Moines Switcher - Works the Des Moines interchanges and the Grimes Branch.

Changed line 273 from:

2345

to:

0700

Changed line 275 from:

7 Days

to:

Monday - Friday

Changed line 277 from:

Newton Switcher - Flip crew is used to run CBBI from Newton to South Amana and return to Newton with SACB.

to:

Newton Switcher - Works the industries between Newton and Altoona as needed.

Changed line 279 from:

SASW-xx

to:

NTSW-xx

Changed line 281 from:

2300

to:

1800

Changed line 283 from:

As Needed

to:

7 Days

Changed line 285 from:

South Amana Switcher - Builds outbound SACB, works SA yard and builds outbound CBBI.

to:

Newton Switcher - Flip crew is used to run CBBI from Newton to South Amana and return to Newton with BICB.

Changed line 287 from:

ICSW-xx

to:

SASW-xx

Changed line 289 from:

1000

to:

2300

Changed line 291 from:

Monday - Friday

to:

As Needed

Changed line 293 from:

Iowa City Switcher - Works former CIC Hills Branch and industries at Iowa City, Wilton and Durant. This job will make a flip to South Amana as necessary.

to:

South Amana Switcher - Builds outbound SACB, works SA yard and builds outbound CBBI.

Changed line 295 from:

RISW-xx

to:

ICSW-xx

Changed line 297 from:

0001

to:

0700

Changed line 301 from:

Rock Island Switcher. Works Milan Branch. Will pull/spot interchange with CP and Phoenix Closures in Davenport. Switches interchange cars from CP and BNSF at Rock Island yard.

to:

Iowa City Switcher - Works former CIC Hills Branch and this job will make a flip to South Amana.

Changed line 303 from:

SISW-xx

to:

ICSW-xx

Changed line 305 from:

0500

to:

1600

Changed line 307 from:

7 Days

to:

Monday - Friday

Changed line 309 from:

Silvis Switcher - Switches the inbound BICB at the west end of Silvis or switches the inbound SASI at the east end of Silvis. Switches the inbound CBBI upon arrival at Silvis.

to:

Iowa City Switcher - Works industries at Iowa City, Wilton and Durant.

Changed line 311 from:

SISW-xx

to:

RISW-xx

Changed line 313 from:

0600

to:

2100

Changed line 315 from:

7 Days

to:

Sunday - Thursday

Changed line 317 from:

Silvis Switcher - This crew starts working what the 0500 job does not work. Switches the inbound BICB at the west end of Silvis or switches the inbound SASI at the east end of Silvis. Switches the inbound CBBI upon arrival at Silvis.

to:

Rock Island Switcher. Works Milan Branch. Will pull/spot interchange with CP and Phoenix Closures in Davenport. Switches interchange cars from CP and BNSF at Rock Island yard.

Changed line 321 from:

1500

to:

0500

Changed line 323 from:

Sunday - Thursday

to:

7 Days

Changed line 325 from:

Silvis Switcher - This crew starts at 1500 at Silvis and makes a flip to Rock Island. Makes transfer between Silvis and Rock Island yards.

to:

Silvis Switcher - Switches the inbound BICB at the west end of Silvis and makes a transfer run to Rock Island Yard.

Changed line 327 from:

BUSW-xx

to:

SISW-xx

Changed line 329 from:

0900

to:

0800

Changed line 333 from:

Bureau Switcher (day) - "The Rocket" - Crew works as-needed east to LaSalle/Utica, south to Henry/Chillicothe/Peoria, or west to Annawan/Silvis.

to:

Silvis Switcher - Switches the inbound SASI at the east end of Silvis and switches the inbound CBBI upon arrival at Silvis.

Changed line 335 from:

BUSW-xx

to:

SISW-xx

Changed line 339 from:

7 Days

to:

Sunday - Thursday

Changed lines 341-349 from:

Bureau Switcher (night) - "The Rocket" - Crew works as-needed east to LaSalle/Utica, south to Henry/Chillicothe/Peoria, or west to Annawan/Silvis.

to:

Silvis Switcher - This crew works Silvis Yard as necessary. (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) BUSW-xx (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) 0900 (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) 7 Days (:cell align="left":) Bureau Switcher - "The Rocket" - Crew works as-needed east to LaSalle/Utica, south to Henry/Chillicothe/Peoria, or west to Annawan/Silvis.

May 08, 2015, at 06:39 AM by ErikRasmussen -
Changed line 8 from:

//

to:
May 08, 2015, at 06:37 AM by ErikRasmussen -
Changed line 8 from:
to:

//

May 08, 2015, at 06:37 AM by ErikRasmussen -
Changed line 10 from:

Note: The information below was updated on March 25, 2015. This information can change without notice as day-to-day Operational needs require.

to:

Note: The information below was updated on May 8, 2015. This information can change without notice as day-to-day Operational needs require.

May 08, 2015, at 06:36 AM by ErikRasmussen -
Added lines 317-324:

(:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) SISW-xx (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) 1500 (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) Sunday - Thursday (:cell align="left":) Silvis Switcher - This crew starts at 1500 at Silvis and makes a flip to Rock Island. Makes transfer between Silvis and Rock Island yards.

May 08, 2015, at 06:33 AM by ErikRasmussen -
Deleted lines 182-197:

(:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) SIBU-xx (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) 1600-1700 (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) Monday - Friday (:cell align="left":) Silvis to Bureau Turn (eastbound) - Called to follow CBBI from Silvis and will hand off cars to 2100 BUSW. If no turn is required to Bureau, the SIBU crew will work Silvis Yard. (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) BUSI-xx (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) - (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) - (:cell align="left":) Bureau to Silvis Turn (westbound) - SIBU crew returning to Silvis with any cars from Bureau. Works Silvis yard.

March 26, 2015, at 06:46 AM by ErikRasmussen -
Changed line 294 from:

ICSW-xx

to:

SASW-xx

Changed line 296 from:

1000

to:

2300

Changed line 298 from:

Monday - Friday

to:

As Needed

Changed line 300 from:

Iowa City Switcher - Works former CIC Hills Branch and industries at Iowa City, Wilton and Durant. This job will make a flip to South Amana as necessary.

to:

South Amana Switcher - Builds outbound SACB, works SA yard and builds outbound CBBI.

Changed line 302 from:

RISW-xx

to:

ICSW-xx

Changed line 304 from:

0001

to:

1000

Changed line 308 from:

Rock Island Switcher. Works Milan Branch. Will pull/spot interchange with CP and Phoenix Closures in Davenport. Switches interchange cars from CP and BNSF at Rock Island yard.

to:

Iowa City Switcher - Works former CIC Hills Branch and industries at Iowa City, Wilton and Durant. This job will make a flip to South Amana as necessary.

Changed line 310 from:

SISW-xx

to:

RISW-xx

Changed line 312 from:

0500

to:

0001

Changed line 314 from:

7 Days

to:

Monday - Friday

Changed line 316 from:

Silvis Switcher - Switches the inbound BICB at the west end of Silvis or switches the inbound SASI at the east end of Silvis. Switches the inbound CBBI upon arrival at Silvis.

to:

Rock Island Switcher. Works Milan Branch. Will pull/spot interchange with CP and Phoenix Closures in Davenport. Switches interchange cars from CP and BNSF at Rock Island yard.

Changed line 320 from:

0600

to:

0500

Changed line 324 from:

Silvis Switcher - This crew starts working what the 0500 job does not work. Switches the inbound BICB at the west end of Silvis or switches the inbound SASI at the east end of Silvis. Switches the inbound CBBI upon arrival at Silvis.

to:

Silvis Switcher - Switches the inbound BICB at the west end of Silvis or switches the inbound SASI at the east end of Silvis. Switches the inbound CBBI upon arrival at Silvis.

Changed line 326 from:

BUSW-xx

to:

SISW-xx

Changed line 328 from:

0900

to:

0600

Changed line 332 from:

Bureau Switcher (day) - "The Rocket" - Crew works as-needed east to LaSalle/Utica, south to Henry/Chillicothe/Peoria, or west to Annawan/Silvis.

to:

Silvis Switcher - This crew starts working what the 0500 job does not work. Switches the inbound BICB at the west end of Silvis or switches the inbound SASI at the east end of Silvis. Switches the inbound CBBI upon arrival at Silvis.

Changed line 336 from:

1900

to:

0900

Changed line 340 from:

Bureau Switcher (night) - "The Rocket" - Crew works as-needed east to LaSalle/Utica, south to Henry/Chillicothe/Peoria, or west to Annawan/Silvis.

to:

Bureau Switcher (day) - "The Rocket" - Crew works as-needed east to LaSalle/Utica, south to Henry/Chillicothe/Peoria, or west to Annawan/Silvis.

Changed line 342 from:

BISW-xx

to:

BUSW-xx

Changed line 344 from:

0730

to:

1900

Changed line 348 from:

Blue Island Switcher - Switches the eastbound, relieve 2nd eastbound, transfer to IHB and build the westbound.

to:

Bureau Switcher (night) - "The Rocket" - Crew works as-needed east to LaSalle/Utica, south to Henry/Chillicothe/Peoria, or west to Annawan/Silvis.

Changed line 352 from:

1000

to:

0730

Changed lines 356-372 from:

Blue Island Industrial (Switcher) - Works Evans Yard, pull/spot Ozinga in Mokena and works BI yard as necessary.

to:

Blue Island Industrial (Switcher) - Pulls IHB if needed, builds BICB, works Ozinga in Mokena if needed. (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) BIIHB-xx (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) 1000 (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) 7 Days (:cell align="left":) Blue Island to the IHB (Switcher) - Delivers IHB manifest from CBBI or SIBI and pulls manifest from IHB. (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) BISW-xx (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) 1630-1930 (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) As Needed (:cell align="left":) Blue Island Switcher - Relieves BIIHB if necessary and does industry work (Evans Yard and/or Ozinga) and builds BISI if needed.

March 25, 2015, at 07:52 PM by ErikRasmussen -
Changed line 10 from:

Note: The information below was updated on March 23, 2015. This information can change without notice as day-to-day Operational needs require.

to:

Note: The information below was updated on March 25, 2015. This information can change without notice as day-to-day Operational needs require.

March 25, 2015, at 07:52 PM by ErikRasmussen -
Changed line 253 from:

Council Bluffs Switcher -

to:

Council Bluffs Switcher - Switches inbound west train, interchange with UP, work the intermodal ramp, build east train and possibly run a shuttle train to the elevator at Hancock.

Changed line 260 from:

Council Bluffs Switcher -

to:

Council Bluffs Switcher - Works the yards, interchange with UP, protects and switches the westbound, shuttle trains to Hancock or what 0430 job can't get done.

Changed line 348 from:

Blue Island Switcher -

to:

Blue Island Switcher - Switches the eastbound, relieve 2nd eastbound, transfer to IHB and build the westbound.

Changed line 356 from:

Blue Island Industrial (Switcher) -

to:

Blue Island Industrial (Switcher) - Works Evans Yard, pull/spot Ozinga in Mokena and works BI yard as necessary.

March 25, 2015, at 07:42 PM by ErikRasmussen -
Changed line 264 from:

0500

to:

2200

Changed line 270 from:

NTSW-xx

to:

DMSW-xx

Changed line 274 from:

Monday - Friday

to:

Sunday - Thursday

Changed lines 276-284 from:

Newton Switcher - Works between Malcom and Des Moines. Duties include the Grimes Branch, UP interchage and Shortline Yard and local industry work as necessary at Malcom, Grinnell, Kellogg, Newton, and Altoona.

to:

Des Moines Switcher - Works the Des Moines interchanges and the Grimes Branch. (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) NTSW-xx (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) 1000 (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) Monday - Friday (:cell align="left":) Newton Switcher - Works the industries between Newton and Altoona as needed.

March 23, 2015, at 07:44 PM by ErikRasmussen -
Added lines 87-90:

(:cell align="center" valign="middle":) 2 (:cell align="left" valign="middle":) Second Section

March 23, 2015, at 07:42 PM by ErikRasmussen -
Changed line 109 from:

(:headnr width="5%" align="center":)Symbol

to:

(:headnr width="15%" align="center":)Symbol

Changed line 112 from:

(:head width="75%" align="left":)Description

to:

(:head width="65%" align="left":)Description

Changed line 114 from:

CBBI

to:

CBBI-xx

Changed line 126 from:

BICB

to:

BICB-xx

Changed line 138 from:

SACB

to:

SACB-xx

Changed line 148 from:

SIBI

to:

SIBI-xx

Changed line 156 from:

BISI

to:

BISI-xx

Changed line 164 from:

SIPE

to:

SIPE-xx

Changed line 172 from:

PESI

to:

PESI-xx

Changed line 180 from:

SIBU

to:

SIBU-xx

Changed line 188 from:

BUSI

to:

BUSI-xx

Changed line 196 from:

SASI

to:

SASI-xx

Changed line 204 from:

SISA

to:

SISA-xx

Changed line 212 from:

SACR

to:

SACR-xx

Changed line 220 from:

CRSA

to:

CRSA-xx

Changed line 228 from:

PECR

to:

PECR-xx

Changed line 236 from:

CRPE

to:

CRPE-xx

Changed line 244 from:

CBSW

to:

CBSW-xx

Changed line 251 from:

CBSW

to:

CBSW-xx

Changed line 258 from:

ATSW

to:

ATSW-xx

Changed line 266 from:

NTSW

to:

NTSW-xx

Changed line 274 from:

NTSW

to:

NTSW-xx

Changed line 282 from:

ICSW

to:

ICSW-xx

Changed line 290 from:

RISW

to:

RISW-xx

Changed line 298 from:

SISW

to:

SISW-xx

Changed line 306 from:

SISW

to:

SISW-xx

Changed line 314 from:

BUSW

to:

BUSW-xx

Changed line 322 from:

BUSW

to:

BUSW-xx

Changed line 330 from:

BISW

to:

BISW-xx

Changed line 338 from:

BIIND

to:

BIIND-xx

March 23, 2015, at 07:37 PM by ErikRasmussen -
Changed line 10 from:

Note: The information below was updated on March 23, 2015. This information can change without notice as day-to-day Operations needs require.

to:

Note: The information below was updated on March 23, 2015. This information can change without notice as day-to-day Operational needs require.

March 23, 2015, at 01:09 PM by ErikRasmussen -
Added lines 91-104:

(:tableend:)

(:table class="zebra" cellpadding="2":) (:headnr width="10%" align="center":)Symbol (:head width="50%" align="left":)Description (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) BICB-01 (:cell align="left" valign="middle":) Blue Island to Council Bluffs, departing BI on the 1st (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) XRISW-15 (:cell align="left" valign="middle":) Extra Rock Island Switcher, operating on the 15th

March 23, 2015, at 01:04 PM by ErikRasmussen -
Changed lines 14-16 from:

(:head width="25%" align="center":)Station Name

to:

(:head width="20%" align="center":)Station Name (:head width="10%" align="left":)Code (:head width="20%" align="left":)Station Name

Changed lines 18-20 from:

(:head width="25%" align="left":)Station Name (:head width="10%" align="center":)Code (:head width="30%" align="left":)Description

to:

(:head width="25%" align="left":)Description

March 23, 2015, at 01:00 PM by ErikRasmussen -
Added lines 17-18:

(:head width="10%" align="center":)Code (:head width="30%" align="left":)Description

Added lines 27-30:

(:cell align="center" valign="middle":) G (:cell align="left" valign="middle":) Grain Train

Added lines 39-42:

(:cell align="center" valign="middle":) SW (:cell align="left" valign="middle":) Switch Engine

Added lines 51-54:

(:cell align="center" valign="middle":) U (:cell align="left" valign="middle":) Unit Train

Added lines 63-66:

(:cell align="center" valign="middle":) X (:cell align="left" valign="middle":) eXtra Train

Added lines 75-78:

(:cell align="center" valign="middle":) -xx (:cell align="left" valign="middle":) Date the train originated

March 23, 2015, at 12:58 PM by ErikRasmussen -
March 23, 2015, at 12:51 PM by ErikRasmussen -
Changed lines 12-16 from:

(:table class="zebra" cellpadding="4":) (:headnr width="5%" align="center":)Symbol (:head width="10%" align="center":)Starts (:head width="10%" align="center":)Days (:head width="75%" align="left":)Description

to:

(:table class="zebra" cellpadding="2":) (:headnr width="10%" align="center":)Code (:head width="25%" align="center":)Station Name (:head width="10%" align="center":)Code (:head width="25%" align="left":)Station Name (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) AN (:cell align="left" valign="middle":) Annawan (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) IC (:cell align="left" valign="middle":) Iowa City (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) AT (:cell align="left" valign="middle":) Atlantic (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) NT (:cell align="left" valign="middle":) Newton (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) BI (:cell align="left" valign="middle":) Blue Island (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) PE (:cell align="left" valign="middle":) Peoria (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) BU (:cell align="left" valign="middle":) Bureau (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) RI (:cell align="left" valign="middle":) Rock Island (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) CR (:cell align="left" valign="middle":) Cedar Rapids (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) SI (:cell align="left" valign="middle":) Silvis (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) CB (:cell align="left" valign="middle":) Council Bluffs (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) SA (:cell align="left" valign="middle":) South Amana (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) DM (:cell align="left" valign="middle":) Des Moines (:tableend:)

(:table class="zebra" cellpadding="2":)

March 23, 2015, at 12:26 PM by ErikRasmussen -
Deleted lines 4-5:

Note: The information below is out of date. As of 3/23/15 it is in the process of being updated.

Added lines 10-11:

Note: The information below was updated on March 23, 2015. This information can change without notice as day-to-day Operations needs require.

Added line 150:

0430

Changed line 153 from:

Council Bluffs switcher. Called at 0600 seven days, 1600 Mon-Sat. Works Bluffs yard and the UP and BNSF interchanges. CBSW 0600 crew often dogcatches BICB if they die on hours of service short of Bluffs. As necessary, that crew also uses the road power from that morning's BICB to make a turn to the elevators at Hancock and/or Atlantic, taking empty covered hoppers out and bringing loads back. These turns typically depart CB around 1230-1300 and return around 1800.

to:

Council Bluffs Switcher -

Changed line 155 from:

ATSW

to:

CBSW

Added line 157:

1630

Changed line 160 from:

Atlantic switcher, aka "The Rover" - Called at 0600. Works west to Earlham and east to Newton, works both the Grimes and Prairie City branches if need be, and does interchange with the NS/BNSF and UP.

to:

Council Bluffs Switcher -

Changed line 162 from:

NTSW

to:

ATSW

Added line 164:

0500

Added line 166:

Monday - Friday

Changed line 168 from:

Newton switcher - Called at 0700. Switches the intermodal ramp, Maytag, Ambassador Steel, Gralnek Brothers scrap spur, and gets CBBI ready for 1500 or 1600 departure.

to:

Atlantic Switcher - "The Rover" - Works west to Earlham and east to Newton, works both the Grimes and Prairie City branches if need be, and does interchange with the NS/BNSF and UP.

Changed line 170 from:

ICSW

to:

NTSW

Added line 172:

0400

Added line 174:

Monday - Friday

Changed line 176 from:

Iowa City switcher - Called at 0400. Works the IC Yard and IC Industry Park, as well as out to Marengo.

to:

Newton Switcher - Works between Malcom and Des Moines. Duties include the Grimes Branch, UP interchage and Shortline Yard and local industry work as necessary at Malcom, Grinnell, Kellogg, Newton, and Altoona.

Changed line 178 from:

RISW

to:

NTSW

Changed line 180 from:

0001

to:

2345

Changed line 182 from:

Monday - Friday

to:

7 Days

Changed line 184 from:

Rock Island switcher. Works Milan Branch. Will pull/spot interchange with CP and Phoenix Closures in Davenport. Switches interchange cars from CP and BNSF at Rock Island yard.

to:

Newton Switcher - Flip crew is used to run CBBI from Newton to South Amana and return to Newton with SACB.

Changed line 186 from:

SISW

to:

ICSW

Changed line 188 from:

0500

to:

1000

Changed line 190 from:

7 Days

to:

Monday - Friday

Changed line 192 from:

Silvis switcher - Switches the inbound BICB at the west end of Silvis or switches the inbound SASI at the east end of Silvis. Switches the inbound CBBI upon arrival at Silvis.

to:

Iowa City Switcher - Works former CIC Hills Branch and industries at Iowa City, Wilton and Durant. This job will make a flip to South Amana as necessary.

Changed line 194 from:

SISW

to:

RISW

Changed line 196 from:

0600

to:

0001

Changed line 198 from:

7 Days

to:

Monday - Friday

Changed line 200 from:

Silvis switcher - This crew starts working what the 0500 job does not work. Switches the inbound BICB at the west end of Silvis or switches the inbound SASI at the east end of Silvis. Switches the inbound CBBI upon arrival at Silvis.

to:

Rock Island Switcher. Works Milan Branch. Will pull/spot interchange with CP and Phoenix Closures in Davenport. Switches interchange cars from CP and BNSF at Rock Island yard.

Changed line 202 from:

BUSW

to:

SISW

Changed line 204 from:

0900

to:

0500

Changed line 208 from:

Bureau switcher (day) - "The Rocket" - Crew works as-needed east to LaSalle/Utica, south to Henry/Chillicothe/Peoria, or west to Annawan/Silvis.

to:

Silvis Switcher - Switches the inbound BICB at the west end of Silvis or switches the inbound SASI at the east end of Silvis. Switches the inbound CBBI upon arrival at Silvis.

Changed line 210 from:

BUSW

to:

SISW

Changed line 212 from:

1900

to:

0600

Changed line 216 from:

Bureau switcher (night) - "The Rocket" - Crew works as-needed east to LaSalle/Utica, south to Henry/Chillicothe/Peoria, or west to Annawan/Silvis.

to:

Silvis Switcher - This crew starts working what the 0500 job does not work. Switches the inbound BICB at the west end of Silvis or switches the inbound SASI at the east end of Silvis. Switches the inbound CBBI upon arrival at Silvis.

Changed line 218 from:

BISW

to:

BUSW

Added line 220:

0900

Added line 222:

7 Days

Changed lines 224-248 from:

Blue Island switcher - Called at 0700 seven days a week, also 1700 some days. BISW 0700 job pulls and delivers IHB interchange. Also switches Ozinga in Mokena if needed and goes to EJ&E at Joliet as necessary. Switches Reload center at Evans Yard. BISW 1700 job seems to finish up whatever 0700 job can't.

to:

Bureau Switcher (day) - "The Rocket" - Crew works as-needed east to LaSalle/Utica, south to Henry/Chillicothe/Peoria, or west to Annawan/Silvis. (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) BUSW (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) 1900 (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) 7 Days (:cell align="left":) Bureau Switcher (night) - "The Rocket" - Crew works as-needed east to LaSalle/Utica, south to Henry/Chillicothe/Peoria, or west to Annawan/Silvis. (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) BISW (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) 0730 (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) 7 Days (:cell align="left":) Blue Island Switcher - (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) BIIND (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) 1000 (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) 7 Days (:cell align="left":) Blue Island Industrial (Switcher) -

March 23, 2015, at 12:09 PM by ErikRasmussen -
Changed lines 24-28 from:

Council Bluffs to Blue Island road train - "The East Train" or "The Eastbound".

to:

Council Bluffs to Blue Island road train - "The East Train" or "The Eastbound"

 *On-duty between 1300-1400 at Council Bluffs and runs train to Newton
 *2345 NTSW relieves CBBI and takes it from Newton to South Amana
 *South Amana crew on-duty between 0630-0830 to take CBBI to Silvis
 *Silvis crew on-duty between 1500-1630 to take CBBI to Blue Island
Changed lines 36-40 from:

Blue Island to Council Bluffs road train - "The West Train" or "The Westbound".

to:

Blue Island to Council Bluffs road train - "The West Train" or "The Westbound"

 *On-duty 1830 at Blue Island
 *0500 or 0600 SISW will relieve BICB and work Silvis
 *Inbound CBBI crew will return to South Amana after their arrival
 *Train terminates at South Amana and becomes SACB.
Changed line 42 from:

SIBI

to:

SACB

Changed line 44 from:

2300 - 0100

to:

Various

Changed line 46 from:

As Needed

to:

7 Days

Changed lines 48-50 from:

Silvis to Blue Island - "Second Eastbound" - Runs as needed.

to:

South Amana to Council Bluffs road train (re-symboled from BICB)

 *2345 NTSW crew departs with SACB from South Amana to Newton after their arrival with CBBI.
 *On-duty at 1200 (or when crew from previous night's CBBI is rested) at Newton to run SACB to Council Bluffs.
Changed line 52 from:

BISI

to:

SIBI

Changed line 58 from:

Blue Island to Silvis - "Second Westbound" - Runs as needed.

to:

Silvis to Blue Island - "Second Eastbound" - Normally consists of a loaded ethanol unit train to be delivered to the IHB, CSXT or NS at Chicago. This train will usually be daylight east of Rockdale.

Changed line 60 from:

SIPE

to:

BISI

Changed line 62 from:

Various

to:

2300 - 0100

Changed line 66 from:

Silvis to Peoria - Runs as needed and can run at any time.

to:

Blue Island to Silvis - "Second Westbound" - Typically consists of an empty ethanol unit train for Annawan, Cedar Rapids, Menlo or Council Bluffs.

Changed line 68 from:

PESI

to:

SIPE

Changed line 74 from:

Peoria to Silvis - Runs as needed and can run at any time.

to:

Silvis to Peoria - Normally consists of a loaded ethanol train and/or mixed freight to be delivered to the NS at Peoria. This train commonly runs with NS run-through locomotives.

Changed line 76 from:

SIBU

to:

PESI

Changed line 78 from:

1600-1700

to:

Various

Changed line 80 from:

Monday - Friday

to:

As Needed

Changed line 82 from:

Silvis to Bureau Turn (eastbound) - Called to follow CBBI from Silvis and will hand off cars to 2100 BUSW. If no turn is required to Bureau, the SIBU crew will work Silvis Yard.

to:

Peoria to Silvis - Normally consists of an empty ethanol train or mixed from the NS at Peoria (NS train 115). NS power commonly runs through on this train to Silvis.

Changed line 84 from:

BUSI

to:

SIBU

Changed line 86 from:

-

to:

1600-1700

Changed line 88 from:

-

to:

Monday - Friday

Changed line 90 from:

Bureau to Silvis Turn (westbound) - Returns to Silvis with any cars from Bureau. Works Silvis yard.

to:

Silvis to Bureau Turn (eastbound) - Called to follow CBBI from Silvis and will hand off cars to 2100 BUSW. If no turn is required to Bureau, the SIBU crew will work Silvis Yard.

Changed line 92 from:

SASI

to:

BUSI

Added line 94:

-

Added line 96:

-

Changed line 98 from:

South Amana to Silvis Turn (eastbound) - Called for 2330h 7 days/week at Iowa City (temporary for summer 2006) Picks up the pre-blocked cars off the returning CRIC and ICRI simply "shotguns" all the cars to Rock Island to switch out, since Iowa City is a pain to switch in. Most of the cars are traffic from ADM or other Cedar Rapids industries. Westbound cars from CIC maybe cut out at IC and sent west on BICB, but for the most part all cars are run to Silvis and sent out from there. (Formerly the RIIC - Rock Island to Iowa City - but changed in late 2011 when operations were moved primarily to the new Silvis yard.)

to:

Bureau to Silvis Turn (westbound) - SIBU crew returning to Silvis with any cars from Bureau. Works Silvis yard.

Changed line 100 from:

SISA

to:

SASI

Added line 102:

1500-1700

Added line 104:

7 Days

Changed line 106 from:

Silvis to South Amana Turn (westbound) - Departs whenever the SASI work described above is complete. The flip-side of SARI with the same crew, runs the Cedar Rapids traffic back to South Amana for the CIC to take back. May switch some customers along the 1st sub, including Cenpeco in Walcott. Typically arrives back at Iowa City an between 0700-0900h. (Formerly the ICRI - Iowa City to Rock Island - but changed in late 2011 when operations were moved primarily to the new Silvis yard.)

to:

South Amana to Silvis Turn (eastbound) - This job takes all of the "east" cars that CRSA brought from Cedar Rapids and takes them to Silvis yard for blocking and unit train building.

Changed line 108 from:

SACR

to:

SISA

Added line 110:

-

Added line 112:

-

Changed line 114 from:

Iowa City to Cedar Rapids road job - called for 1400h at Iowa City, 7 days/week (time may be temporary for summer 2006 maintenance) This train travels west to Yocum Connection, then up the Crandic ex-Milwaukee main through the Amanas to Cedar Rapids. It replaces the Crandic road job that used to run down to provide the same function. This essentially acts as an extension of the returning RIIC, taking cars on up to the Crandic interchange. This train typically draws the four 150s - the SD38-2s.

to:

Silvis to South Amana Turn (westbound) - Departs Silvis after the inbound SASI has completed work at Silvis. Will pickup at Rock Island if necessary. SISA typically handles the PECR loaded coal train from Silvis to Cedar Rapids when it runs.

Changed line 116 from:

CRSA

to:

SACR

Added line 118:

0300-0500

Added line 120:

7 Days

Changed line 122 from:

Cedar Rapids to Iowa City road job. After ICCR (see above) completes its work at Cedar Rapids, this is the return run to Iowa City.

to:

South Amana to Cedar Rapids Turn (northbound) - This job is called to relieve the SISA crew. The inbound SISA is normally taken straight to Cedar Rapids via the Yocum Connection, but will pickup from South Amana yard if necessary. Makes delivery to Crandic's (CIC) "900 Yard" at the southwestern edge of Cedar Rapids.

Changed line 124 from:

PECR

to:

CRSA

Added line 126:

-

Added line 128:

-

Changed line 130 from:

Peoria to Cedar Rapids coal train - Coal loads from CN at Peoria for Cedar Rapids over Crandic. Called as necessary when received from CN. IAIS power is typically used all the way to CR.

to:

Cedar Rapids to Iowa City Turn (southbound) - Departs Cedar Rapids after the inbound SACR has completed work at Cedar Rapids. This crew will often make a second turn SACR Turn to Cedar Rapids as needed.

Changed line 132 from:

CRPE

to:

PECR

Added line 134:

Various

Added line 136:

Once a Week

Changed lines 138-146 from:

Cedar Rapids to Peoria coal train - Coal empties from Cedar Rapids to Peoria. Typically called out of CR around midnight.

to:

Peoria to Cedar Rapids - Coal loads from NS at Peoria delivered to the CIC at Cedar Rapids. NS power runs through to Silvis and is combined with IAIS power (SISA) from Silvis to South Amana. (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) CRPE (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) Various (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) Once a Week (:cell align="left":) Cedar Rapids to Peoria - Coal empties from the CIC Cedar Rapids to the NS at Peoria. The same NS power that brought the loaded train to Cedar Rapids will be returned with the empties to Peoria. An extra crew normally handles the empty coal train as a seperate train, but it has been combined with CBBI at South Amana for the run to Silvis on occasion.

March 23, 2015, at 11:33 AM by ErikRasmussen -
Added line 76:

-

Added line 78:

-

March 23, 2015, at 11:33 AM by ErikRasmussen -
Changed line 162 from:

Silvis switcher - This crew does works starts working what the 0500 job does not work. Switches the inbound BICB at the west end of Silvis or switches the inbound SASI at the east end of Silvis. Switches the inbound CBBI upon arrival at Silvis.

to:

Silvis switcher - This crew starts working what the 0500 job does not work. Switches the inbound BICB at the west end of Silvis or switches the inbound SASI at the east end of Silvis. Switches the inbound CBBI upon arrival at Silvis.

March 23, 2015, at 10:57 AM by ErikRasmussen -
Added line 150:

0500

Added line 152:

7 Days

Changed line 154 from:

Silvis switcher - Called at 1000h. Transfer job to RI, works RI yard and transfers back to Silvis. (Added in late 2011 - formerly the 0730h RISW job.)

to:

Silvis switcher - Switches the inbound BICB at the west end of Silvis or switches the inbound SASI at the east end of Silvis. Switches the inbound CBBI upon arrival at Silvis.

Added line 158:

0600

Added line 160:

7 Days

Changed line 162 from:

Silvis switcher - Called at 1700h. Works the Silvis yard (Added in late 2011 - formerly the 1900h RISW job.)

to:

Silvis switcher - This crew does works starts working what the 0500 job does not work. Switches the inbound BICB at the west end of Silvis or switches the inbound SASI at the east end of Silvis. Switches the inbound CBBI upon arrival at Silvis.

Added line 166:

0900

Added line 168:

7 Days

Changed lines 170-178 from:

Bureau switcher, aka "The Rocket" - Called at 0700h, 7 days/week. Crew can be used on RIPE/PERI or PECR/CRPE trains. Mostly makes runs to Peoria with traffic dropped off by east and west trains. Usually switches sand pit at Chillicothe daily.

to:

Bureau switcher (day) - "The Rocket" - Crew works as-needed east to LaSalle/Utica, south to Henry/Chillicothe/Peoria, or west to Annawan/Silvis. (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) BUSW (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) 1900 (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) 7 Days (:cell align="left":) Bureau switcher (night) - "The Rocket" - Crew works as-needed east to LaSalle/Utica, south to Henry/Chillicothe/Peoria, or west to Annawan/Silvis.

March 23, 2015, at 10:33 AM by ErikRasmussen -
Changed lines 13-17 from:

(:headnr width="5%" align="center" valign="middle":)Symbol (:head width="5%" align="center" valign="middle":)Starts (:head width="5%" align="center" valign="middle":)Days (:head width="85%" align="left" valign="middle":)Description

to:

(:headnr width="5%" align="center":)Symbol (:head width="10%" align="center":)Starts (:head width="10%" align="center":)Days (:head width="75%" align="left":)Description

Changed lines 19-20 from:

(:cell align="center":) (:cell align="center":)

to:

(:cell align="center" valign="middle":) Various (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) 7 Days

Changed lines 24-35 from:

Council Bluffs to Blue Island road train, aka "the east train". If everything's running on time, the expected departure schedule is:

  • 1400h - Council Bluffs, IA
  • 2000h - Earlham, IA
  • 2200h - Des Moines, IA
  • 0100h - Arrive Newton, IA
  • 0500h - Depart Newton, IA
  • 0800h - Arrive Iowa City, IA
  • 1000h - Depart Iowa City, IA
  • 1300h - Arrive Rock Island, IL
  • 1500h - Depart Rock Island, IL
  • 0030h - Rockdale, IL
to:

Council Bluffs to Blue Island road train - "The East Train" or "The Eastbound".

Changed lines 27-28 from:

(:cell align="center":) (:cell align="center":)

to:

(:cell align="center" valign="middle":) Various (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) 7 Days

Changed lines 32-42 from:

Blue Island to Council Bluffs road train, aka "the west train". If everything's running on time, the expected departure schedule is:

  • 1400h - Blue Island, IL
  • 0000h - Arrive Rock Island, IL
  • 0500h - Depart Rock Island, IL
  • 0800h - Arrive Iowa City, IA
  • 1000h - Depart Iowa City, IA
  • 1300h - Arrive Newton, IA
  • 1600h - Depart Newton, IA
  • 2000h - Earlham, IA
  • 0100h - Arrive Council Bluffs, IA
to:

Blue Island to Council Bluffs road train - "The West Train" or "The Westbound".

Changed lines 34-36 from:

SIPE (:cell align="center":) (:cell align="center":)

to:

SIBI (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) 2300 - 0100 (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) As Needed

Changed line 40 from:

Silvis to Peoria - Runs as needed and can run at any time.

to:

Silvis to Blue Island - "Second Eastbound" - Runs as needed.

Changed lines 42-44 from:

PESI (:cell align="center":) (:cell align="center":)

to:

BISI (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) 2300 - 0100 (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) As Needed

Changed line 48 from:

Peoria to Silvis - Runs as needed and can run at any time.

to:

Blue Island to Silvis - "Second Westbound" - Runs as needed.

Changed lines 50-52 from:

SASI (:cell align="center":) (:cell align="center":)

to:

SIPE (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) Various (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) As Needed

Changed line 56 from:

South Amana to Silvis Turn (eastbound) - Called for 2330h 7 days/week at Iowa City (temporary for summer 2006) Picks up the pre-blocked cars off the returning CRIC and ICRI simply "shotguns" all the cars to Rock Island to switch out, since Iowa City is a pain to switch in. Most of the cars are traffic from ADM or other Cedar Rapids industries. Westbound cars from CIC maybe cut out at IC and sent west on BICB, but for the most part all cars are run to Silvis and sent out from there. (Formerly the RIIC - Rock Island to Iowa City - but changed in late 2011 when operations were moved primarily to the new Silvis yard.)

to:

Silvis to Peoria - Runs as needed and can run at any time.

Changed lines 58-60 from:

SISA (:cell align="center":) (:cell align="center":)

to:

PESI (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) Various (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) As Needed

Changed line 64 from:

Silvis to South Amana Turn (westbound) - Departs whenever the SASI work described above is complete. The flip-side of SARI with the same crew, runs the Cedar Rapids traffic back to South Amana for the CIC to take back. May switch some customers along the 1st sub, including Cenpeco in Walcott. Typically arrives back at Iowa City an between 0700-0900h. (Formerly the ICRI - Iowa City to Rock Island - but changed in late 2011 when operations were moved primarily to the new Silvis yard.)

to:

Peoria to Silvis - Runs as needed and can run at any time.

Changed lines 66-68 from:

SACR (:cell align="center":) (:cell align="center":)

to:

SIBU (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) 1600-1700 (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) Monday - Friday

Changed line 72 from:

Iowa City to Cedar Rapids road job - called for 1400h at Iowa City, 7 days/week (time may be temporary for summer 2006 maintenance) This train travels west to Yocum Connection, then up the Crandic ex-Milwaukee main through the Amanas to Cedar Rapids. It replaces the Crandic road job that used to run down to provide the same function. This essentially acts as an extension of the returning RIIC, taking cars on up to the Crandic interchange. This train typically draws the four 150s - the SD38-2s.

to:

Silvis to Bureau Turn (eastbound) - Called to follow CBBI from Silvis and will hand off cars to 2100 BUSW. If no turn is required to Bureau, the SIBU crew will work Silvis Yard.

Changed lines 74-76 from:

CRSA (:cell align="center":) (:cell align="center":)

to:

BUSI (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) (:cell align="center" valign="middle":)

Changed line 78 from:

Cedar Rapids to Iowa City road job. After ICCR (see above) completes its work at Cedar Rapids, this is the return run to Iowa City.

to:

Bureau to Silvis Turn (westbound) - Returns to Silvis with any cars from Bureau. Works Silvis yard.

Changed lines 80-82 from:

PECR (:cell align="center":) (:cell align="center":)

to:

SASI (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) (:cell align="center" valign="middle":)

Changed line 84 from:

Peoria to Cedar Rapids coal train - Coal loads from CN at Peoria for Cedar Rapids over Crandic. Called as necessary when received from CN. IAIS power is typically used all the way to CR.

to:

South Amana to Silvis Turn (eastbound) - Called for 2330h 7 days/week at Iowa City (temporary for summer 2006) Picks up the pre-blocked cars off the returning CRIC and ICRI simply "shotguns" all the cars to Rock Island to switch out, since Iowa City is a pain to switch in. Most of the cars are traffic from ADM or other Cedar Rapids industries. Westbound cars from CIC maybe cut out at IC and sent west on BICB, but for the most part all cars are run to Silvis and sent out from there. (Formerly the RIIC - Rock Island to Iowa City - but changed in late 2011 when operations were moved primarily to the new Silvis yard.)

Changed lines 86-88 from:

CRPE (:cell align="center":) (:cell align="center":)

to:

SISA (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) (:cell align="center" valign="middle":)

Changed line 90 from:

Cedar Rapids to Peoria coal train - Coal empties from Cedar Rapids to Peoria. Typically called out of CR around midnight.

to:

Silvis to South Amana Turn (westbound) - Departs whenever the SASI work described above is complete. The flip-side of SARI with the same crew, runs the Cedar Rapids traffic back to South Amana for the CIC to take back. May switch some customers along the 1st sub, including Cenpeco in Walcott. Typically arrives back at Iowa City an between 0700-0900h. (Formerly the ICRI - Iowa City to Rock Island - but changed in late 2011 when operations were moved primarily to the new Silvis yard.)

Changed lines 92-94 from:

CBSW (:cell align="center":) (:cell align="center":)

to:

SACR (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) (:cell align="center" valign="middle":)

Changed line 96 from:

Council Bluffs switcher. Called at 0600 seven days, 1600 Mon-Sat. Works Bluffs yard and the UP and BNSF interchanges. CBSW 0600 crew often dogcatches BICB if they die on hours of service short of Bluffs. As necessary, that crew also uses the road power from that morning's BICB to make a turn to the elevators at Hancock and/or Atlantic, taking empty covered hoppers out and bringing loads back. These turns typically depart CB around 1230-1300 and return around 1800.

to:

Iowa City to Cedar Rapids road job - called for 1400h at Iowa City, 7 days/week (time may be temporary for summer 2006 maintenance) This train travels west to Yocum Connection, then up the Crandic ex-Milwaukee main through the Amanas to Cedar Rapids. It replaces the Crandic road job that used to run down to provide the same function. This essentially acts as an extension of the returning RIIC, taking cars on up to the Crandic interchange. This train typically draws the four 150s - the SD38-2s.

Changed lines 98-100 from:

ATSW (:cell align="center":) (:cell align="center":)

to:

CRSA (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) (:cell align="center" valign="middle":)

Changed line 102 from:

Atlantic switcher, aka "The Rover" - Called at 0600. Works west to Earlham and east to Newton, works both the Grimes and Prairie City branches if need be, and does interchange with the NS/BNSF and UP.

to:

Cedar Rapids to Iowa City road job. After ICCR (see above) completes its work at Cedar Rapids, this is the return run to Iowa City.

Changed lines 104-106 from:

NTSW (:cell align="center":) (:cell align="center":)

to:

PECR (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) (:cell align="center" valign="middle":)

Changed line 108 from:

Newton switcher - Called at 0700. Switches the intermodal ramp, Maytag, Ambassador Steel, Gralnek Brothers scrap spur, and gets CBBI ready for 1500 or 1600 departure.

to:

Peoria to Cedar Rapids coal train - Coal loads from CN at Peoria for Cedar Rapids over Crandic. Called as necessary when received from CN. IAIS power is typically used all the way to CR.

Changed lines 110-112 from:

ICSW (:cell align="center":) (:cell align="center":)

to:

CRPE (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) (:cell align="center" valign="middle":)

Changed line 114 from:

Iowa City switcher - Called at 0400. Works the IC Yard and IC Industry Park, as well as out to Marengo.

to:

Cedar Rapids to Peoria coal train - Coal empties from Cedar Rapids to Peoria. Typically called out of CR around midnight.

Changed lines 116-118 from:

RISW - 0001h (:cell align="center":) (:cell align="center":)

to:

CBSW (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) (:cell align="center" valign="middle":)

Changed line 120 from:

Silvis switcher - Called at 0001h. Works Milan Branch and interchange with CP in Davenport.

to:

Council Bluffs switcher. Called at 0600 seven days, 1600 Mon-Sat. Works Bluffs yard and the UP and BNSF interchanges. CBSW 0600 crew often dogcatches BICB if they die on hours of service short of Bluffs. As necessary, that crew also uses the road power from that morning's BICB to make a turn to the elevators at Hancock and/or Atlantic, taking empty covered hoppers out and bringing loads back. These turns typically depart CB around 1230-1300 and return around 1800.

Changed lines 122-124 from:

SISW - 1000h (:cell align="center":) (:cell align="center":)

to:

ATSW (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) (:cell align="center" valign="middle":)

Changed line 126 from:

Silvis switcher - Called at 1000h. Transfer job to RI, works RI yard and transfers back to Silvis. (Added in late 2011 - formerly the 0730h RISW job.)

to:

Atlantic switcher, aka "The Rover" - Called at 0600. Works west to Earlham and east to Newton, works both the Grimes and Prairie City branches if need be, and does interchange with the NS/BNSF and UP.

Changed lines 128-130 from:

SISW - 1700h (:cell align="center":) (:cell align="center":)

to:

NTSW (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) (:cell align="center" valign="middle":)

Changed line 132 from:

Silvis switcher - Called at 1700h. Works the Silvis yard (Added in late 2011 - formerly the 1900h RISW job.)

to:

Newton switcher - Called at 0700. Switches the intermodal ramp, Maytag, Ambassador Steel, Gralnek Brothers scrap spur, and gets CBBI ready for 1500 or 1600 departure.

Changed lines 134-136 from:

BUSW (:cell align="center":) (:cell align="center":)

to:

ICSW (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) (:cell align="center" valign="middle":)

Changed line 138 from:

Bureau switcher, aka "The Rocket" - Called at 0700h, 7 days/week. Crew can be used on RIPE/PERI or PECR/CRPE trains. Mostly makes runs to Peoria with traffic dropped off by east and west trains. Usually switches sand pit at Chillicothe daily.

to:

Iowa City switcher - Called at 0400. Works the IC Yard and IC Industry Park, as well as out to Marengo.

Changed lines 140-142 from:

BISW (:cell align="center":) (:cell align="center":)

to:

RISW (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) 0001 (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) Monday - Friday (:cell align="left":) Rock Island switcher. Works Milan Branch. Will pull/spot interchange with CP and Phoenix Closures in Davenport. Switches interchange cars from CP and BNSF at Rock Island yard. (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) SISW (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) (:cell align="left":) Silvis switcher - Called at 1000h. Transfer job to RI, works RI yard and transfers back to Silvis. (Added in late 2011 - formerly the 0730h RISW job.) (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) SISW (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) (:cell align="left":) Silvis switcher - Called at 1700h. Works the Silvis yard (Added in late 2011 - formerly the 1900h RISW job.) (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) BUSW (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) (:cell align="left":) Bureau switcher, aka "The Rocket" - Called at 0700h, 7 days/week. Crew can be used on RIPE/PERI or PECR/CRPE trains. Mostly makes runs to Peoria with traffic dropped off by east and west trains. Usually switches sand pit at Chillicothe daily. (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) BISW (:cell align="center" valign="middle":) (:cell align="center" valign="middle":)

March 23, 2015, at 10:09 AM by ErikRasmussen -
Changed lines 5-12 from:

The operating pattern underwent several two major shifts in recent years.

In late Oct 2011, operations were transferred from Rock Island? to the new yard at Silvis?, IL. Thus, symbols that were previously **RI or RI** became **SI or SI**.

A year later, in late October 2012 when the new South Amana? facility opened, Iowa City operations were transferred there. Thus, trains with IC in the symbol became SA.

to:

Note: The information below is out of date. As of 3/23/15 it is in the process of being updated.

The Iowa Interstate is an exciting railroad to follow. While there is only 1 road freight from end-to-end each way everyday, there are a number of local switch engines and "Turn" jobs that fill in the gaps. Below is a rundown of each train or switcher that can be found on the system.

Changed lines 12-16 from:

Note: The information below is out of date. As of 3/23/15 it is in the process of being updated.

(:table class="zebra" cellpadding="2":) (:headnr:)Symbol (:head align="left":)Description

to:

(:table class="zebra" cellpadding="4":) (:headnr width="5%" align="center" valign="middle":)Symbol (:head width="5%" align="center" valign="middle":)Starts (:head width="5%" align="center" valign="middle":)Days (:head width="85%" align="left" valign="middle":)Description

Changed lines 20-23 from:

(:cell align="left":)Council Bluffs to Blue Island road train, aka "the east train". If everything's running on time, the expected departure schedule is:

to:

(:cell align="center":) (:cell align="center":) (:cell align="left":) Council Bluffs to Blue Island road train, aka "the east train". If everything's running on time, the expected departure schedule is:

Added lines 37-38:

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Added lines 53-54:

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Added lines 59-60:

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Added lines 65-66:

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Added lines 71-72:

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Added lines 77-78:

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Added lines 83-84:

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Added lines 89-90:

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Added lines 95-96:

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Added lines 101-102:

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Added lines 107-108:

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Added lines 113-114:

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Added lines 119-120:

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Added lines 125-126:

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Added lines 131-132:

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Added lines 137-138:

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Added lines 143-144:

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Added lines 149-150:

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March 23, 2015, at 09:41 AM by ErikRasmussen -
Changed lines 16-17 from:

Note: For right now, this information is actually quite out of date. The trains remain basically the same, but times and assignments are likely way off. We'll try to get it updated soon.

to:

Note: The information below is out of date. As of 3/23/15 it is in the process of being updated.

March 23, 2015, at 09:39 AM by ErikRasmussen -
Added line 108:

(:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":)

March 23, 2015, at 09:38 AM by ErikRasmussen -
Changed lines 51-52 from:

Silvis to Peoria - Runs as needed and can run at any time.(:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":)

to:

Silvis to Peoria - Runs as needed and can run at any time. (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":)

Changed lines 55-56 from:

Peoria to Silvis - Runs as needed and can run at any time.(:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":)

to:

Peoria to Silvis - Runs as needed and can run at any time. (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":)

March 23, 2015, at 09:37 AM by ErikRasmussen -
Deleted lines 33-34:

Not called out of CB on Sundays, but instead originates out of Newton or Rock Island as NTBI or RIBI, respectively.

Deleted line 47:

Terminates at Newton on Sundays, forming a BINT leaving Blue Island on Saturdays.

Changed line 49 from:

RIPE

to:

SIPE

Changed lines 51-53 from:

Rock Island to Peoria - Runs almost daily late November to mid-March when the rivers are closed to barge traffic. Otherwise runs as needed and can run at any time. Probably actually going to be the SIPE (Silvis-Peoria) as the rest of the RI jobs have moved to Silvis as of late 2011. (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) PERI

to:

Silvis to Peoria - Runs as needed and can run at any time.(:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) PESI

Changed lines 54-57 from:

Peoria to Rock Island - Runs almost daily late November to mid-March when the rivers are closed to barge traffic. Otherwise runs as needed and can run at any time. Probably actually going to be the PESI (Peoria-Silvis) as the rest of the RI jobs have moved to Silvis as of late 2011.

to:

Peoria to Silvis - Runs as needed and can run at any time.(:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) SASI (:cell align="left":) South Amana to Silvis Turn (eastbound) - Called for 2330h 7 days/week at Iowa City (temporary for summer 2006) Picks up the pre-blocked cars off the returning CRIC and ICRI simply "shotguns" all the cars to Rock Island to switch out, since Iowa City is a pain to switch in. Most of the cars are traffic from ADM or other Cedar Rapids industries. Westbound cars from CIC maybe cut out at IC and sent west on BICB, but for the most part all cars are run to Silvis and sent out from there. (Formerly the RIIC - Rock Island to Iowa City - but changed in late 2011 when operations were moved primarily to the new Silvis yard.)

Changed line 59 from:

ICSI

to:

SISA

Changed line 61 from:

Iowa City/Silvis Turn (eastbound) - Called for 2330h 7 days/week at Iowa City (temporary for summer 2006) Picks up the pre-blocked cars off the returning CRIC and ICRI simply "shotguns" all the cars to Rock Island to switch out, since Iowa City is a pain to switch in. Most of the cars are traffic from ADM or other Cedar Rapids industries. Westbound cars from CIC maybe cut out at IC and sent west on BICB, but for the most part all cars are run to Silvis and sent out from there. (Formerly the RIIC - Rock Island to Iowa City - but changed in late 2011 when operations were moved primarily to the new Silvis yard.)

to:

Silvis to South Amana Turn (westbound) - Departs whenever the SASI work described above is complete. The flip-side of SARI with the same crew, runs the Cedar Rapids traffic back to South Amana for the CIC to take back. May switch some customers along the 1st sub, including Cenpeco in Walcott. Typically arrives back at Iowa City an between 0700-0900h. (Formerly the ICRI - Iowa City to Rock Island - but changed in late 2011 when operations were moved primarily to the new Silvis yard.)

Changed line 63 from:

SIIC

to:

SACR

Changed line 65 from:

Iowa City/Silvis Turn (westbound) - Departs whenever the ICSI work described above is complete. The flip-side of ICRI with the same crew, runs the Cedar Rapids traffic back to Iowa City for the CIC to take back. May switch some customers along the 1st sub, including Cenpeco in Walcott. Typically arrives back at Iowa City an between 0700-0900h. (Formerly the ICRI - Iowa City to Rock Island - but changed in late 2011 when operations were moved primarily to the new Silvis yard.)

to:

Iowa City to Cedar Rapids road job - called for 1400h at Iowa City, 7 days/week (time may be temporary for summer 2006 maintenance) This train travels west to Yocum Connection, then up the Crandic ex-Milwaukee main through the Amanas to Cedar Rapids. It replaces the Crandic road job that used to run down to provide the same function. This essentially acts as an extension of the returning RIIC, taking cars on up to the Crandic interchange. This train typically draws the four 150s - the SD38-2s.

Changed line 67 from:

PECR

to:

CRSA

Changed line 69 from:

Peoria to Cedar Rapids coal train - Coal loads from CN at Peoria for Cedar Rapids over Crandic. Called as necessary when received from CN. IAIS power is typically used all the way to CR.

to:

Cedar Rapids to Iowa City road job. After ICCR (see above) completes its work at Cedar Rapids, this is the return run to Iowa City.

Changed line 71 from:

CRPE

to:

PECR

Changed line 73 from:

Cedar Rapids to Peoria coal train - Coal empties from Cedar Rapids to Peoria. Typically called out of CR around midnight.

to:

Peoria to Cedar Rapids coal train - Coal loads from CN at Peoria for Cedar Rapids over Crandic. Called as necessary when received from CN. IAIS power is typically used all the way to CR.

Changed line 75 from:

ICCR

to:

CRPE

Changed line 77 from:

Iowa City to Cedar Rapids road job - called for 1400h at Iowa City, 7 days/week (time may be temporary for summer 2006 maintenance) This train travels west to Yocum Connection, then up the Crandic ex-Milwaukee main through the Amanas to Cedar Rapids. It replaces the Crandic road job that used to run down to provide the same function. This essentially acts as an extension of the returning RIIC, taking cars on up to the Crandic interchange. This train typically draws the four 150s - the SD38-2s.

to:

Cedar Rapids to Peoria coal train - Coal empties from Cedar Rapids to Peoria. Typically called out of CR around midnight.

Changed line 79 from:

CRIC

to:

CBSW

Changed line 81 from:

Cedar Rapids to Iowa City road job. After ICCR (see above) completes its work at Cedar Rapids, this is the return run to Iowa City.

to:

Council Bluffs switcher. Called at 0600 seven days, 1600 Mon-Sat. Works Bluffs yard and the UP and BNSF interchanges. CBSW 0600 crew often dogcatches BICB if they die on hours of service short of Bluffs. As necessary, that crew also uses the road power from that morning's BICB to make a turn to the elevators at Hancock and/or Atlantic, taking empty covered hoppers out and bringing loads back. These turns typically depart CB around 1230-1300 and return around 1800.

Changed line 83 from:

CBSW

to:

ATSW

Changed line 85 from:

Council Bluffs switcher. Called at 0600 seven days, 1600 Mon-Sat. Works Bluffs yard and the UP and BNSF interchanges. CBSW 0600 crew often dogcatches BICB if they die on hours of service short of Bluffs. As necessary, that crew also uses the road power from that morning's BICB to make a turn to the elevators at Hancock and/or Atlantic, taking empty covered hoppers out and bringing loads back. These turns typically depart CB around 1230-1300 and return around 1800.

to:

Atlantic switcher, aka "The Rover" - Called at 0600. Works west to Earlham and east to Newton, works both the Grimes and Prairie City branches if need be, and does interchange with the NS/BNSF and UP.

Changed line 87 from:

DMSW

to:

NTSW

Changed line 89 from:

Des Moines switcher, aka "The Tramp" - Called at 0600. Works west to Earlham and east to Newton, works both the Grimes and Prairie City branches if need be, and does interchange with the NS/BNSF and UP.

to:

Newton switcher - Called at 0700. Switches the intermodal ramp, Maytag, Ambassador Steel, Gralnek Brothers scrap spur, and gets CBBI ready for 1500 or 1600 departure.

Changed line 91 from:

NTSW

to:

ICSW

Changed line 93 from:

Newton switcher - Called at 0700. Switches the intermodal ramp, Maytag, Ambassador Steel, Gralnek Brothers scrap spur, and gets CBBI ready for 1500 or 1600 departure.

to:

Iowa City switcher - Called at 0400. Works the IC Yard and IC Industry Park, as well as out to Marengo.

Changed line 95 from:

ICSW

to:

RISW - 0001h

Changed line 97 from:

Iowa City switcher - Called at 0400. Works the IC Yard and IC Industry Park, as well as out to Marengo.

to:

Silvis switcher - Called at 0001h. Works Milan Branch and interchange with CP in Davenport.

Deleted lines 105-109:

(:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) RISW (:cell align="left":) Rock Island switcher - Called at 2330h. Works the Milan Branch, including the Andalusia line, Monday-Friday. Switches Midland Steel in Moline, Anchor Lumber in Silvis, and NRE in Silvis as needed. Will also make interchange runs to IC&E in Davenport. (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":)

Added lines 2-11:
Trains and Operating Pattern

The operating pattern underwent several two major shifts in recent years.

In late Oct 2011, operations were transferred from Rock Island? to the new yard at Silvis?, IL. Thus, symbols that were previously **RI or RI** became **SI or SI**.

A year later, in late October 2012 when the new South Amana? facility opened, Iowa City operations were transferred there. Thus, trains with IC in the symbol became SA.

Changed line 44 from:

Rock Island to Peoria - Runs almost daily late November to mid-March when the rivers are closed to barge traffic. Otherwise runs as needed and can run at any time.

to:

Rock Island to Peoria - Runs almost daily late November to mid-March when the rivers are closed to barge traffic. Otherwise runs as needed and can run at any time. Probably actually going to be the SIPE (Silvis-Peoria) as the rest of the RI jobs have moved to Silvis as of late 2011.

Changed line 48 from:

Peoria to Rock Island - Runs almost daily late November to mid-March when the rivers are closed to barge traffic. Otherwise runs as needed and can run at any time.

to:

Peoria to Rock Island - Runs almost daily late November to mid-March when the rivers are closed to barge traffic. Otherwise runs as needed and can run at any time. Probably actually going to be the PESI (Peoria-Silvis) as the rest of the RI jobs have moved to Silvis as of late 2011.

Changed line 50 from:

ICRI

to:

ICSI

Changed line 52 from:

Iowa City/Rock Island Turn (eastbound) - Called for 2330h 7 days/week at Iowa City (temporary for summer 2006) Picks up the pre-blocked cars off the returning CRIC and ICRI simply "shotguns" all the cars to Rock Island to switch out, since Iowa City is a pain to switch in. Most of the cars are traffic from ADM or other Cedar Rapids industries. Westbound cars from CIC maybe cut out at IC and sent west on BICB, but for the most part all cars are run to Rock Island and sent out from there.

to:

Iowa City/Silvis Turn (eastbound) - Called for 2330h 7 days/week at Iowa City (temporary for summer 2006) Picks up the pre-blocked cars off the returning CRIC and ICRI simply "shotguns" all the cars to Rock Island to switch out, since Iowa City is a pain to switch in. Most of the cars are traffic from ADM or other Cedar Rapids industries. Westbound cars from CIC maybe cut out at IC and sent west on BICB, but for the most part all cars are run to Silvis and sent out from there. (Formerly the RIIC - Rock Island to Iowa City - but changed in late 2011 when operations were moved primarily to the new Silvis yard.)

Changed line 54 from:

RIIC

to:

SIIC

Changed line 56 from:

Iowa City/Rock Island Turn (westbound) - Departs whenever the ICRI work described above is complete. The flip-side of ICRI with the same crew, runs the Cedar Rapids traffic back to Iowa City for the CIC to take back. May switch some customers along the 1st sub, including Cenpeco in Walcott. Typically arrives back at Iowa City an between 0700-0900h.

to:

Iowa City/Silvis Turn (westbound) - Departs whenever the ICSI work described above is complete. The flip-side of ICRI with the same crew, runs the Cedar Rapids traffic back to Iowa City for the CIC to take back. May switch some customers along the 1st sub, including Cenpeco in Walcott. Typically arrives back at Iowa City an between 0700-0900h. (Formerly the ICRI - Iowa City to Rock Island - but changed in late 2011 when operations were moved primarily to the new Silvis yard.)

Changed line 90 from:

ICSW

to:

SISW - 1000h

Changed lines 92-93 from:

Iowa City switcher - Called at 0400. Works the IC Yard and IC Industry Park, as well as out to Marengo. Rock Island switcher - Called at 1000h. Works the Milan Branch, including the Andalusia line, Monday-Friday. Switches Midland Steel in Moline, Anchor Lumber in Silvis, and NRE in Silvis as needed. Will also make interchange runs to IC&E in Davenport.

to:

Silvis switcher - Called at 1000h. Transfer job to RI, works RI yard and transfers back to Silvis. (Added in late 2011 - formerly the 0730h RISW job.) (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) SISW - 1700h (:cell align="left":) Silvis switcher - Called at 1700h. Works the Silvis yard (Added in late 2011 - formerly the 1900h RISW job.) (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) RISW (:cell align="left":) Rock Island switcher - Called at 2330h. Works the Milan Branch, including the Andalusia line, Monday-Friday. Switches Midland Steel in Moline, Anchor Lumber in Silvis, and NRE in Silvis as needed. Will also make interchange runs to IC&E in Davenport.

Added lines 1-103:

(:menulocation Operations:Regular Trains:)

Regular IAIS Trains

Note: For right now, this information is actually quite out of date. The trains remain basically the same, but times and assignments are likely way off. We'll try to get it updated soon. (:table class="zebra" cellpadding="2":) (:headnr:)Symbol (:head align="left":)Description (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) CBBI (:cell align="left":)Council Bluffs to Blue Island road train, aka "the east train". If everything's running on time, the expected departure schedule is:

  • 1400h - Council Bluffs, IA
  • 2000h - Earlham, IA
  • 2200h - Des Moines, IA
  • 0100h - Arrive Newton, IA
  • 0500h - Depart Newton, IA
  • 0800h - Arrive Iowa City, IA
  • 1000h - Depart Iowa City, IA
  • 1300h - Arrive Rock Island, IL
  • 1500h - Depart Rock Island, IL
  • 0030h - Rockdale, IL

Not called out of CB on Sundays, but instead originates out of Newton or Rock Island as NTBI or RIBI, respectively.

(:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) BICB (:cell align="left":) Blue Island to Council Bluffs road train, aka "the west train". If everything's running on time, the expected departure schedule is:

  • 1400h - Blue Island, IL
  • 0000h - Arrive Rock Island, IL
  • 0500h - Depart Rock Island, IL
  • 0800h - Arrive Iowa City, IA
  • 1000h - Depart Iowa City, IA
  • 1300h - Arrive Newton, IA
  • 1600h - Depart Newton, IA
  • 2000h - Earlham, IA
  • 0100h - Arrive Council Bluffs, IA

Terminates at Newton on Sundays, forming a BINT leaving Blue Island on Saturdays. (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) RIPE (:cell align="left":) Rock Island to Peoria - Runs almost daily late November to mid-March when the rivers are closed to barge traffic. Otherwise runs as needed and can run at any time. (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) PERI (:cell align="left":) Peoria to Rock Island - Runs almost daily late November to mid-March when the rivers are closed to barge traffic. Otherwise runs as needed and can run at any time. (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) ICRI (:cell align="left":) Iowa City/Rock Island Turn (eastbound) - Called for 2330h 7 days/week at Iowa City (temporary for summer 2006) Picks up the pre-blocked cars off the returning CRIC and ICRI simply "shotguns" all the cars to Rock Island to switch out, since Iowa City is a pain to switch in. Most of the cars are traffic from ADM or other Cedar Rapids industries. Westbound cars from CIC maybe cut out at IC and sent west on BICB, but for the most part all cars are run to Rock Island and sent out from there. (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) RIIC (:cell align="left":) Iowa City/Rock Island Turn (westbound) - Departs whenever the ICRI work described above is complete. The flip-side of ICRI with the same crew, runs the Cedar Rapids traffic back to Iowa City for the CIC to take back. May switch some customers along the 1st sub, including Cenpeco in Walcott. Typically arrives back at Iowa City an between 0700-0900h. (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) PECR (:cell align="left":) Peoria to Cedar Rapids coal train - Coal loads from CN at Peoria for Cedar Rapids over Crandic. Called as necessary when received from CN. IAIS power is typically used all the way to CR. (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) CRPE (:cell align="left":) Cedar Rapids to Peoria coal train - Coal empties from Cedar Rapids to Peoria. Typically called out of CR around midnight. (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) ICCR (:cell align="left":) Iowa City to Cedar Rapids road job - called for 1400h at Iowa City, 7 days/week (time may be temporary for summer 2006 maintenance) This train travels west to Yocum Connection, then up the Crandic ex-Milwaukee main through the Amanas to Cedar Rapids. It replaces the Crandic road job that used to run down to provide the same function. This essentially acts as an extension of the returning RIIC, taking cars on up to the Crandic interchange. This train typically draws the four 150s - the SD38-2s. (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) CRIC (:cell align="left":) Cedar Rapids to Iowa City road job. After ICCR (see above) completes its work at Cedar Rapids, this is the return run to Iowa City. (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) CBSW (:cell align="left":) Council Bluffs switcher. Called at 0600 seven days, 1600 Mon-Sat. Works Bluffs yard and the UP and BNSF interchanges. CBSW 0600 crew often dogcatches BICB if they die on hours of service short of Bluffs. As necessary, that crew also uses the road power from that morning's BICB to make a turn to the elevators at Hancock and/or Atlantic, taking empty covered hoppers out and bringing loads back. These turns typically depart CB around 1230-1300 and return around 1800. (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) DMSW (:cell align="left":) Des Moines switcher, aka "The Tramp" - Called at 0600. Works west to Earlham and east to Newton, works both the Grimes and Prairie City branches if need be, and does interchange with the NS/BNSF and UP. (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) NTSW (:cell align="left":) Newton switcher - Called at 0700. Switches the intermodal ramp, Maytag, Ambassador Steel, Gralnek Brothers scrap spur, and gets CBBI ready for 1500 or 1600 departure. (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) ICSW (:cell align="left":) Iowa City switcher - Called at 0400. Works the IC Yard and IC Industry Park, as well as out to Marengo. (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) ICSW (:cell align="left":) Iowa City switcher - Called at 0400. Works the IC Yard and IC Industry Park, as well as out to Marengo. Rock Island switcher - Called at 1000h. Works the Milan Branch, including the Andalusia line, Monday-Friday. Switches Midland Steel in Moline, Anchor Lumber in Silvis, and NRE in Silvis as needed. Will also make interchange runs to IC&E in Davenport. (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) BUSW (:cell align="left":) Bureau switcher, aka "The Rocket" - Called at 0700h, 7 days/week. Crew can be used on RIPE/PERI or PECR/CRPE trains. Mostly makes runs to Peoria with traffic dropped off by east and west trains. Usually switches sand pit at Chillicothe daily. (:cellnr align="center" valign="middle":) BISW (:cell align="left":) Blue Island switcher - Called at 0700 seven days a week, also 1700 some days. BISW 0700 job pulls and delivers IHB interchange. Also switches Ozinga in Mokena if needed and goes to EJ&E at Joliet as necessary. Switches Reload center at Evans Yard. BISW 1700 job seems to finish up whatever 0700 job can't. (:tableend:)

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