Warm, late afternoon sun shines on the 513 as the West Bound passes the Rock Island depot in Iowa City.
Visitors to the Iowa Interstate cross the Iowa River in Iowa City.
Having completed a two-day string of special moves, the RDC QJ's are heading back to their home in Newton.
The CRANDIC makes a turn to Hills, Iowa on a sunny November day.
Extra CRIP 264 West's caboose passes Coralville.
Extra CRIP 264 West departs Iowa City.
Rock Island heritage crosses the Iowa River as Iowa Interstate's BICB train shows why "It's Great To Be A Hawkeye!"
After a long delay from a natural gas leak in Oxford, IA that had the RR shut down for a few hours the BICB get under way with a new crew with the IAIS #513 Rock Island heritage unit leading.
Hurtling through Iowa City, Iowa, early on a June morning in 1966, Train 8, the Rocky Mountain Rocket, is running about five hours late behind E6A 631 and an unidentified second unit. Normally its... (more)
Milwaukee's daily Iowa City turn - behind a typical-for-the-time pair of SD10s - has dropped down the grade from the former Rock Island main to work industries in Iowa City's river bottoms area. ... (more)
Iowa Interstate is a 30th anniversary paint job pared with IAIS 513 a true Rock Island heritage unit. Passing a Iowa City landmark a true RI Depot.
516, looking like a huge rolling billboard for the Iowa Interstate, heads east across the Iowa River.
Iowa Interstate 511 and 508 slowly cross the ex-Rock Island bridge over the Iowa River as they approach the yard in Iowa City.
IAIS 500 eases over the Iowa River towards the yard at Iowa City with the CBBI (Council Bluffs to Bureau, IL). Trailing are two of the ex-Reserve Mining SD38-2s.
I was thinking about this trip earlier, it's been many years now and it wasn't until I loaded up the images I remembered....this was the day I fell in love with chasing mainline steam. I'd only h... (more)