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Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railroad the Crandic
Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railroad the Crandic
Published: 2016/06/20
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Cedar Rapids-Iowa City Railway
Cedar Rapids-Iowa City Railway
Published: 2017/06/20
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IANR CRANDIC UP Downtown Cedar Rapids, IA
IANR CRANDIC UP Downtown Cedar Rapids, IA
Published: 2015/10/27
Channel: Eastern Iowa Rail Productions
CRANDIC Job 6
CRANDIC Job 6
Published: 2015/11/24
Channel: Statuscall1
Railway trip from Cedar Rapids to Iowa City
Railway trip from Cedar Rapids to Iowa City
Published: 2007/08/26
Channel: Tom Sidebottom
Iowa Interstate IAIS Railroad on Cedar Rapids and Iowa City CR & IC Railway
Iowa Interstate IAIS Railroad on Cedar Rapids and Iowa City CR & IC Railway
Published: 2017/01/24
Channel: Mr963291
Union Pacific Railroad Trains In Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Union Pacific Railroad Trains In Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Published: 2017/08/06
Channel: Transcon Railfan
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!!
Published: 2013/05/22
Channel: Justin Spencer
Crandic Hills job entering Iowa City
Crandic Hills job entering Iowa City
Published: 2017/09/27
Channel: IowaGrandpaTrain
The Crandic
The Crandic's Hills Job
Published: 2017/09/09
Channel: IowaGrandpaTrain
Crandic Crew Safety Briefing
Crandic Crew Safety Briefing
Published: 2010/01/26
Channel: Dan Delany
CRANDIC Railway Slug Sets in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
CRANDIC Railway Slug Sets in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Published: 2015/06/26
Channel: arejay54
Crandic
Crandic's New locomotive
Published: 2014/05/16
Channel: trainman9393
Crandic lite power move lots of stupidity
Crandic lite power move lots of stupidity
Published: 2016/03/20
Channel: trainman9393
Job 6 @ Penford 3
Job 6 @ Penford 3
Published: 2009/03/15
Channel: Buddy Burton
Crandic Downtown CR
Crandic Downtown CR
Published: 2014/11/19
Channel: trainman9393
CRANDIC pulling ADM grain cars from the CN yard Downtown Cedar Rapids,IA
CRANDIC pulling ADM grain cars from the CN yard Downtown Cedar Rapids,IA
Published: 2013/09/12
Channel: Eastern Iowa Rail Productions
Job 6 @ Penford 2
Job 6 @ Penford 2
Published: 2009/03/15
Channel: Buddy Burton
CIC Medley
CIC Medley
Published: 2012/07/31
Channel: IAIShighball
CRANDIC passing 21st street
CRANDIC passing 21st street
Published: 2012/09/30
Channel: Eastern Iowa Rail Productions
Downtown Railfanning Cedar Rapids, IA
Downtown Railfanning Cedar Rapids, IA
Published: 2015/01/11
Channel: Eastern Iowa Rail Productions
UP and Crandic Mother/Slug Sets and More at RELCO
UP and Crandic Mother/Slug Sets and More at RELCO
Published: 2015/05/29
Channel: A. Train
Crandic at Penford in Cedar Rapids IA - Aug. 22, 2015
Crandic at Penford in Cedar Rapids IA - Aug. 22, 2015
Published: 2015/08/23
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CRANDIC in HO Scale
CRANDIC in HO Scale
Published: 2014/04/09
Channel: Statuscall1
Crandic job 3
Crandic job 3
Published: 2016/10/03
Channel: trainman9393
CRANDIC Railroad Yard 2001
CRANDIC Railroad Yard 2001
Published: 2016/12/03
Channel: Jeff Kapler
CRANDIC Railway video - Western World Geography
CRANDIC Railway video - Western World Geography
Published: 2017/05/03
Channel: Matt Waldron
CRANDIC leaving the CN yard for ADM
CRANDIC leaving the CN yard for ADM
Published: 2013/03/04
Channel: Eastern Iowa Rail Productions
CSX & CRANDIC units on Canadian National track in Alden, Iowa
CSX & CRANDIC units on Canadian National track in Alden, Iowa
Published: 2016/12/17
Channel: arejay54
CRANDIC Local in South Cedar Rapids (10-25-17)
CRANDIC Local in South Cedar Rapids (10-25-17)
Published: 2017/10/26
Channel: Karen Page
Riding the CRANDIC!
Riding the CRANDIC!
Published: 2012/12/07
Channel: Yard Goat Images
Crandic Job 14 in Downtown Cedar Rapids, IA - May 22, 2015
Crandic Job 14 in Downtown Cedar Rapids, IA - May 22, 2015
Published: 2015/05/24
Channel: David P. Jordan
CRANDIC HO scale
CRANDIC HO scale
Published: 2012/02/01
Channel: n644620x
Railfanning in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Railfanning in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Published: 2012/02/20
Channel: clarinetbandbirdseed
CRANDIC boxcar train
CRANDIC boxcar train
Published: 2016/01/05
Channel: Statuscall1
UP IANR Downtown Cedar Rapids, IA and at the CRANDIC Shops
UP IANR Downtown Cedar Rapids, IA and at the CRANDIC Shops
Published: 2015/10/30
Channel: Eastern Iowa Rail Productions
CRANDIC North Liberty Job And UP Coal Empties At Norway, IA - 8-26-16
CRANDIC North Liberty Job And UP Coal Empties At Norway, IA - 8-26-16
Published: 2017/03/21
Channel: CNSD75I
The Crandic leaves Hills, IA
The Crandic leaves Hills, IA
Published: 2017/09/09
Channel: IowaGrandpaTrain
CRANDIC update-9/6/08
CRANDIC update-9/6/08
Published: 2008/09/06
Channel: Buddy Burton
CRANDIC Special 6/22/12
CRANDIC Special 6/22/12
Published: 2012/06/23
Channel: Buddy Burton
Double Crandic power heading to cn
Double Crandic power heading to cn
Published: 2016/02/24
Channel: trainman9393
Railfanning all Five Railways in Cedar RApids IA
Railfanning all Five Railways in Cedar RApids IA
Published: 2016/05/24
Channel: Midwest Train Videos
Brand New Crandic Switcher & Slug, Rock Island, IL
Brand New Crandic Switcher & Slug, Rock Island, IL
Published: 2014/05/21
Channel: fastrains56
Crandic Steam Special
Crandic Steam Special
Published: 2008/08/05
Channel: Dan Delany
Golf - CRANDIC
Golf - CRANDIC
Published: 2010/04/21
Channel: The Gazette - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
CRANDIC Bridge Rebuild update #1
CRANDIC Bridge Rebuild update #1
Published: 2009/01/22
Channel: Buddy Burton
CRANDIC 204 at Dows
CRANDIC 204 at Dows
Published: 2015/05/31
Channel: Midwest Train Videos
Crandic 122 & 134
Crandic 122 & 134
Published: 2014/10/10
Channel: trainman9393
Crandic Industries January Video
Crandic Industries January Video
Published: 2012/01/26
Channel: CrandicIndustries
The Crandic Around Cedar Rapids
The Crandic Around Cedar Rapids
Published: 2010/06/14
Channel: LenaVideos
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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
Electrification ?, abandoned about 1953
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.

The Crandic currently operates 60 miles (97 km) of main line and more than 40 miles (64 km)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.


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.

In 2013, Crandic took delivery of 8 new 1500 XD switcher locomotives built by RELCO in Albia, Iowa. Each locomotive was also paired with a new slug. The locomotives were numbered 200-207 and the slugs were numbered 300-307. The new locomotives and slugs were painted in a new livery: mostly yellow and red, with silver linings and the American flag on the slugs.

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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