24 Hours at Ames

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