24 Hours Spring Semester 2020

24 Hours 2020 will be taking place from 5 PM April 3 to 5 PM on April 4. The location will likely be different, so watch for information including further event details to be released sometime in March.

We hope to see you there!

24 Hours Spring Semester 2019

24 Hours 2019 was held from 5:00 PM on April 5, 2019 to 5:00 PM on April 6, 2019

The Results (PDF):

41 Movements in 24 Hours, including:

  • Massachussetts Bay Transit Authority F40PH 1040
  • CN Cowl Unit (C40-8M) 6822
  • One light power move consisting of four locomotives
  • a Coil Car with NYC reporting marks (had Conrail and CSX lids)

24 Hours Spring Semester 2018

24 Hours 2018 was held from 5:00 PM, April 13, 2018, to 5:00 PM, April 14, 2018.

Unfortunately, the papers holding the results were lost.

24 Hours Spring Semester 2017

24 Hours 2017 was held from 5:00 PM, April 21, 2017, to 5:00 PM, April 22, 2017.

51 Movements in 24 Hours

The Results (PDF)

Including:
- Several Scale Test Cars
- Olympic Heritage Unit (UP 2001)
- Big Boy Unit (UP 4014)

24 Hours Spring Semester 2016

24 Hours 2016 was held from 5:00PM to 5:00PM, April 15-16, 2016.

54 Movements in 24 Hours

The Results (PDF)

Including:
- Case IH Unit Combine Train (Third Year in a Row)
- Light Power Move


Past 24 Hours at Ames Results

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2015

24 Hours 2015 was held from 5:00PM to 5:00PM, April 17-18, 2015.

64 Movements in 24 Hours

The Results (PDF)

Including:

-    One Jewell Sub. train
-    Case IH unit combine train (Second year in a row)
-    Eastbound and Westbound Salad Shooters
-    Empty unit sand train

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2014

24 Hours 2014 was held from 5:00PM to 5:00PM, April 25-26, 2014.

62 Movements in 24 Hours (The highest number since 2010)

The Results

Including:

-    One Jewell Sub. train
-    UP CARES Passenger Special with UP 1995 and UP 1983
-    Case IH unit combine train
-    Eastbound and Westbound Salad Shooters
-    A 10,737 foot long intermodal train
-    Two hobos riding an intermodal train

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2013


24 Hours 2013 was held from 5:00PM to 5:00PM, April 26-27, 2013.

56 Movements in 24 Hours

The Results
 

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2012


24 Hours 2012 was held from 5:00PM to 5:00PM, April 13-14, 2012.

53 Movements in 24 Hours

The Results

 

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2011


24 Hours 2011 was held from 5:00PM to 5:00PM, April 15-16, 2011.

57 Movements in 24 Hours

The Results

Including:

-    One Jewell Sub. train
-    Two sets of mid-train DPUs
-    SP 107, SP 187, and SP 192, three of the last remaining un-patched Southern Pacific units
-    A grain train with UP 6722, an ex-CNW (patch) leader
-    Four thoroughbred visitors: NS 6639, NS 8352, NS 8841, & NS 8944
-    Visitors from north and south of the border: CN 5612 and FXE (Ferromex) 4611
-    A Scale-test Tank Car
-    Eastbound and westbound Salad Shooters

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2010

24 Hours 2010 was held from 5:00PM to 5:00PM, April 23-24, 2010.

62 Movements in 24 Hours

The Results

Including:

-    Two Jewell trains
-    UP 2002, Salt Lake City Olympics unit
-    Mid-train DPU on a double-stack train
-    SP 107, one of the last remaining un-patched Southern Pacific units
-    A coal train with an ex-SP (patch) 2nd in consist and ex-CNW (patch) as DPU
-    Westbound Salad Shooter

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2009

24 Hours 2009 was held from 5:00PM to 5:00PM, April 24-25, 2009.

The Results

58 Movements in 24 Hours

Including:

-    Two Jewell trains
-    Wind turbine base train
-    Mid-train DPU’s on a double-stack train
-    An ex-SP SD40M-2 (formerly SD45)
-    Eastbound Salad Shooter with three GEVO’s

As a bonus, just a few minutes before the 24 hours event officially started, an eastbound manifest went through with a new MARC MotivePower MP36 commuter locomotive behind the lead UP unit.

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2008

24 Hours 2008 was held on April 18-19, 2008 from 6:00PM to 6:00PM.

The Results

71  Movements in 24 Hours

Including:

3 GEVOs from the 2008 order.

A DPU on a double stack train.

Two DPUs on a unit grain train.

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2007 - 74 Trains

24 Hours 2007 was held on April 13-14, 2007 from 6:00pm to 6:00pm.

The Results

75 Movements in 24 Hours

Including:

3 GEVO's from the 2007 order.

UP 2743, an ex-SP SD40M-2 with flares.

An SD9043AC leading a stack train.

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2006 - 90 Trains

24 Hours 2006 was held on April 21-22, 2006 from 6:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

Five Years of 24 Hours!

The Results

92 Movements in 24 Hours

Including:

UP 2002 leading

SP 8283, the last SP tunnel motor

A flash butt welder in transit

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2005 - 64 Trains

24 Hours 2005 was held on April 22-23, 2005 from 6:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

The Results

64 Trains in 24 Hours

Including:

UP 2001 leading

CNW 8646 leading

UP 3101 leading, 1 of 4 original UP SD40-2's fitted with CNW ATC

Welded rail train

New locomotives including 4 SD70ACe's and plenty of GEVO's

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2004 - 57 Trains

The 24 Hours event was held on April 23-24, 2004 from 6pm - 6pm.

The Results

57 trains in 20 hours

Including:

3 Jewell trains

2 MOW trains

CNW 8824 leading

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2003 - 58 Trains

The Results

Noteworthy Engines:

UP 3300 - United Way, leading at night

UP 8000 - first SD90MAC delivered

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2002 - 67 trains, 24 hours, 2 lines, 1 railroad.

The Results