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I am doing genealogywork on my norwegian-american family.
My granduncle immigrated to America in 1902.
An old letter tells us his story about how he got alle the way from Norway to Thompson, IA.
I am working on writing a family book, and I try to find out all the details about his travel...
Been cold an cloudy around here, but that's not always a bad thing.
1. Love this scene at Abel on the Sioux City Sub. Something about the trees and grass mixed with the snow really do it for me.
2. Just north of Abel, also on the Sioux City Sub
3. West of Ashland on...
Its been way too long since I have posted any photos, but I actually made it out to the tracks with my camera 3 times since Thanksgiving!
First off Black Friday:
1. BNSF Bayard Train in the foreground, IAIS CBBI in the background. BNSF has just returned and waiting a crew to take it back to...
The Iowa Northen eastbound through Dewar Iowa on the old Chicago Great Western.
The evening light was very nice but not for an eastbound. It took a little scouting ahead of them to find a shot that was with the light but I think it was worth it.
The Bayard Local with BNSF 2131 on the point, hits a drift at about 30 MPH. The Date is January 26, 2010. Neola, Iowa is Northeast of Council Bluffs and this is the former Milwaukee Road mainline to Omaha.
In 1971 or so, the last Rock Island passenger train came into Des Moines, Iowa. Rushed to the station with a cheap camera and got this shot from a bad vantage point. Only was able to get passenger car Seminole.
A pleasant surprise from the east, heading west through the gorge.
This one came out very high in the mids and almost too saturated. Odd. Fought it in editing. Desaturated and lightened. Thoughts? Lighten it more? Add contrast back in? (lowered it)
IC 6117(CN) walks a very thin line or in this case a thin trestle; seen here on CN's CR Branch shoving cars into the yard across the waters of Cedar Lake in downtown Cedar Rapids, IA--February 16, 2008.
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