These videos were shot on Patrick Lana's Cedar River and Iowa Central (CRANDIC) railroad. Some of the music in the videos came from Freeplaymusic.com. All videos were shot and edited by Dan Delany. The videos completed so far are


  1. Steam 2011 (August 2011) This is a refresh of the original Steam video, showing improved scenery and equipment.  Steam 2011 is our first to be shot and posted in HD.

  2. Crew Safety: (Jan 2010) This is a crew training video, intended as a training aid for new crewmembers and a refresher for current crewmembers. The running time is 9:56.

  3. Ops Session Prep: (Aug 2006) This video shows the work that goes into preparing for an ops session on the CRANDIC. The running time is 10:19.

  4. Engineer's View: (Feb 2005) This video shows the engineer's view of a run on the CRANDIC. The running time is 20:21.

  5. Dispatching: (Aug 2004) This video shows the dispatching system used on the CRANDIC. The running time is 8:25.

  6. Rules and Lessons: (June 2004) This video discusses Patrick's big rules for operations on the CRANDIC. The running time is 2:29.

  7. Steam: (March 2004) This video shows a steam excursion train running on the CRANDIC. The running time is 3:06.

  8. Introduction: (August 2003) This video gives a brief overview of the CRANDIC. The running time is 4:04.


The Crandic Route