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Brand New Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Yard Switcher and Slug led by Canadian Pacific!!
Brand New Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Yard Switcher and Slug led by Canadian Pacific!!
DATE: 2013/05/22::
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Railway trip from Cedar Rapids to Iowa City
Railway trip from Cedar Rapids to Iowa City
DATE: 2007/08/26::
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Crandic Job 14 in Downtown Cedar Rapids, IA - May 22, 2015
Crandic Job 14 in Downtown Cedar Rapids, IA - May 22, 2015
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Iowa Interstate CRSA at Walford, Iowa - May 22, 2015
Iowa Interstate CRSA at Walford, Iowa - May 22, 2015
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CIC Medley
CIC Medley
DATE: 2012/07/31::
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Wind Energy in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Technology Corridor
Wind Energy in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Technology Corridor
DATE: 2010/05/11::
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***RARE*** UP Law Enforcement Train at Green Square Park, Cedar Rapids, IA!!!
***RARE*** UP Law Enforcement Train at Green Square Park, Cedar Rapids, IA!!!
DATE: 2014/06/27::
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Iowa Northern NRHS trip from Cedar Rapids to Waterloo
Iowa Northern NRHS trip from Cedar Rapids to Waterloo
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CRANDIC in HO Scale
CRANDIC in HO Scale
DATE: 2014/04/09::
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Rail-fanning Canadian National in Cedar Rapids, IA  9/6/14
Rail-fanning Canadian National in Cedar Rapids, IA 9/6/14
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Crandic Job 4 Shoves West - May 22, 2015
Crandic Job 4 Shoves West - May 22, 2015
DATE: 2015/05/24::
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BC rail Switching and Leaving Cedar Rapids,IA
BC rail Switching and Leaving Cedar Rapids,IA
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NRHS Specials on the Iowa Interstate
NRHS Specials on the Iowa Interstate
DATE: 2012/06/28::
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Midwest Regionals in the 1980
Midwest Regionals in the 1980's and 1990's
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New Crandic switcher/slug set on CP train 475, Ottumwa, IA 5/20/14
New Crandic switcher/slug set on CP train 475, Ottumwa, IA 5/20/14
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Brand New Crandic Slug and Mother Set on Canadian Pacific
Brand New Crandic Slug and Mother Set on Canadian Pacific
DATE: 2015/02/23::
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Cedar Rapids Iowa City Job Rush Dining and Shopping
Cedar Rapids Iowa City Job Rush Dining and Shopping
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UP Mix Freight Crosses The Cedar River Railroad bridge Downtown Cedar Rapids,IA
UP Mix Freight Crosses The Cedar River Railroad bridge Downtown Cedar Rapids,IA
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3315 Riverpointe Circle NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52411
3315 Riverpointe Circle NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52411
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Railfanning Around Cedar Rapids & Fairfax, IA - 2-22-14
Railfanning Around Cedar Rapids & Fairfax, IA - 2-22-14
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Downtown Railfanning Cedar Rapids, IA
Downtown Railfanning Cedar Rapids, IA
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Train Watching in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Train Watching in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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NRHS2012 - Cedar Rapids to Newton Chase w/Iowa Interstate 6988
NRHS2012 - Cedar Rapids to Newton Chase w/Iowa Interstate 6988
DATE: 2012/07/08::
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Riding the CRANDIC!
Riding the CRANDIC!
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A custom drawn railroad lines map of Cedar Rapids, IA.
A custom drawn railroad lines map of Cedar Rapids, IA.
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(HD)  FULL POWER!  EMD MP15
(HD) FULL POWER! EMD MP15's at FULL POWER. Great Sound! Passenger Train!
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CRANDIC Corridor Train Excursion 8.25.7
CRANDIC Corridor Train Excursion 8.25.7
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Ditch-lights on I.C. 2462 and Kasgro Rail depressed-center flat car
Ditch-lights on I.C. 2462 and Kasgro Rail depressed-center flat car
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IAIS 513 & Steamer w/ Iowa Northern Power Lead NRHS Special!!
IAIS 513 & Steamer w/ Iowa Northern Power Lead NRHS Special!!
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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City car going around railroad crossing
City car going around railroad crossing
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Trains at Bridgeport Jct & 50th St, Chicago, 02.07.13: CSX, CN, BNSF, Amtrak & CTA
Trains at Bridgeport Jct & 50th St, Chicago, 02.07.13: CSX, CN, BNSF, Amtrak & CTA
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Iowa City City High vs Cedar Rapids Washington
Iowa City City High vs Cedar Rapids Washington
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[HD] First Full Weekend on The CSX RF&P Subdivision, Feat. A SunRail Commuter Car: 9/7-8/13
[HD] First Full Weekend on The CSX RF&P Subdivision, Feat. A SunRail Commuter Car: 9/7-8/13
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Union Pacific UP 790 Geep in lineup with lots of old companies
Union Pacific UP 790 Geep in lineup with lots of old companies' rolling stock
DATE: 2013/06/15::
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Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Part 2
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Part 2
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AC/DC Five seasons center, Cedar Rapids (USA, IA), 29 novembre 1990
AC/DC Five seasons center, Cedar Rapids (USA, IA), 29 novembre 1990
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McCloud River and Pend Oreille Valley Double-Door Box Cars
McCloud River and Pend Oreille Valley Double-Door Box Cars
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There
There's a frickin train in my backyard
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Ann Poe
Ann Poe's Childhood Home Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Fast ride on Crandic 111
Fast ride on Crandic 111
DATE: 2010/09/07::
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Green Party National Convention 2013 Iowa
Green Party National Convention 2013 Iowa
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Hawkeye Photo Booths Cedar Rapids / Iowa City
Hawkeye Photo Booths Cedar Rapids / Iowa City
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Subaru Outback "Built In Cross Bars Demonstration" at Cedar Rapids Iowa Subaru Dealer
Subaru Outback "Built In Cross Bars Demonstration" at Cedar Rapids Iowa Subaru Dealer
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Urban chickens in Cedar Rapids
Urban chickens in Cedar Rapids
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Global Fat Bike Day 2014 : Cedar Rapids, IA
Global Fat Bike Day 2014 : Cedar Rapids, IA
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Used 2008 Harley-Davidson FLSTF Fat Boy for sale Tampa Las Vegas Reno NV
Used 2008 Harley-Davidson FLSTF Fat Boy for sale Tampa Las Vegas Reno NV
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Homes for sale 4500 42nd Avenue Rock Island IL 61201 Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors
Homes for sale 4500 42nd Avenue Rock Island IL 61201 Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors
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CR Road Construction Causes Concern
CR Road Construction Causes Concern
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New Did You Mean Australia Song preview
New Did You Mean Australia Song preview
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Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway
Logo of the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway.png
Crandic engine.jpg
CIC #108, an EMD SW14, in Iowa City, Iowa
Reporting mark CIC
Locale Iowa
Dates of operation 1904–
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Headquarters Cedar Rapids, Iowa

The Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway (reporting mark CIC), also known as the Crandic is a Class III railroad operating in the US state of Iowa.

History[edit]

The Crandic began operations in 1904, providing interurban service between Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Iowa City, Iowa. In 1914, a line extending to Lisbon, Iowa, was completed but was abandoned in 1928. In 1939, the Crandic purchased six high-speed light weight interurban cars (Red Devils) from the recently abandoned Cincinnati and Lake Erie Railroad interurban, leading to the popular saying "Swing and Sway the Crandic Way", referring to the motion caused by high-speed running on the Crandic's uneven track. In 1953, the railroad ran its last passenger train, a charter by railfans.

While freight was important to the Crandic in the early years, it was better known for its passenger interurban operations. After passenger operations were discontinued in 1953, freight became the primary source of traffic for the Crandic. At the same time, the electric-powered locomotives were replaced with diesel-electric models. The customer base in Cedar Rapids continued to expand with the population in the area. In 1980, with the demise of the Milwaukee Road, Crandic purchased the Cedar Rapids to Homestead, Iowa, portion of the Milwaukee. Also in that year, an Iowa City to Hills, Iowa portion of the former Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad was acquired by the Crandic. In 1996, a large locomotive and car shop was built in the southwest side of Cedar Rapids as a replacement for the original Rockford Road facility.

In late 2004, the Crandic chose to concentrate on its major focus, switching customers along its rail lines. A daily road freight between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City previously operated by the Crandic was turned over to the Iowa Interstate Railroad in August 2004. In 2005, Railway Age magazine named the Crandic its Short Line Railroad of the Year. Also in 2005, Crandic opened its third shop complex. The newest shops are located on the site of the original Crandic shops. The previous shops complex was sold to Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) for use as a railcar cleaning and repair shop for ADM's large fleet of rolling stock.

The Crandic currently operates 60 miles (97 km) of main line and 40+ miles of yard trackage in four east central Iowa counties. The Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway employs 90 individuals. 90,000 car loads of traffic are handled each year on the Crandic. The largest customers include Alliant Energy, Archer Daniels Midland, Cargill, Weyerhaeuser's Cedar River Paper, and Penford Products.

References[edit]

Preceded by
Nittany and Bald Eagle Railroad
Short Line Railroad of the Year
2005
Succeeded by
Georgia Midland Railroad
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