November 14th, 2012

Topic: The Iowa Northern Railway

Speaker: Mr. Jeremy Robinson

Topic Summary:

1) Overview of Iowa Northern Railway & the rail industry in general

a. Who is IANR ?

b. Where does IANR operate ?

c. Who are IANR’s customers ?

d. Rail Industry overview

2) Technology & the IANR

a. Locomotive GPS

b. Remote Locomotive Health Monitoring

c. Computer Aided Train Dispatching

d. Diesel Engine Idle Reduction technologies

e. Automated Car Accounting

Mr.Jeremy Robinson serves as Iowa Northern Railway Company’s Manager of Operations Planning & IT. Based in Cedar Rapids, IA, Jeremy oversees all aspects of the railroad’s information technology department while managing planning needs and special projects. In particular, Jeremy is seasoned at managing the integration of technology within short-line railroad operations,

Jeremy received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science from Central College and a Masters of Computer Science degree from the University of Iowa.

Program Chair: Jerry Mohling/Jim Stevenson

Price for meal: $15.00 per person (includes tax, tip & room rent)

Time: Social period: 6:00 P.M. Dinner: 6:30 P.M. at River City Bistro Restaurant, Cedar Falls Holiday Inn, (Clarion Inn) 5826 University Ave., Cedar Falls 50613.

Dinner Reservations: Contact Steve Lang via E-mail at or by phone at 319-292-8747 by 4:00 PM, Monday 12 Nov 2012. Leave name and message on answering machine. Guests are welcome - please be sure to make a reservation.

Dues: Member dues of $10.00 may be sent to the Treasurer, Kenneth Friend, 1112 W. 4th St., Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613-2430 (ph 319-277-2312) or paid at the meeting. E-mail “Checks for membership to the Waterloo technical Society should be made out to the Waterloo Technical Society. Checks to purchase meals from the Clarion Inn should be made out to Clarion Inn.”