The Des Moines Switcher heads back to Des Moines with a few cars from the South Amana job they meet at Newton today. Here they pass one of the few restored depots along the Iowa Interstate, ex-Roc... (more)
IAIS 6988 two miles east of Newton on its way to West Liberty,IA..
IAIS 6988 departs Newton Yard for West Liberty,IA..
New bins for IOWA GOLD have been built and a new yard completed next to the coach track and steam shop where at this moment the 6988 and train are in the middle of the air test before their trip t... (more)
The IAIS 6988 shines in the morning sun and struts about the coach tracks getting ready to tie on to its train for the trip to West Liberty,IA..
Crossing under highway 6 with a short run into Newton and the end of this crews day before heading out on its over night run to Council Bluffs.
Engineer Franzen and Fireman Selinski have the 24-year-old 2-10-2 totally "dialed in" as they prepare to power out of Newton and on to Council Bluffs. Puffing past a house in the dale, it is unbe... (more)
IAIS 713 switches cars at the East end of the yard at Newton,Iowa.
Shortly after cutting off the train to the right the QJ's were split apart and were left alone to slowly let them cool off and sit for the night so they could be winterized the next day. Here we s... (more)
Railroad Development Corp's QJ's have been adorned for the Iowa Interstate Railroad as part of a weekend event to benefit The Salvation Army’s efforts to assist communities impacted by June floods... (more)
Engineers side of 6988
An empty hopper train from Cedar Rapids to Newton pulls in at the east end of Newton. 2 newer GP38's and 3 older GP38's power this empty train out of C.R. From here the empites will be put on the ... (more)
The IAIS, BNSF, and the Iowa Democratic Party got together and ran a special train from Des Moines to the Governor's Inauguration Dinner/Ball that evening in Iowa City.
A Cedar Rapids bound grain train waits at the east end of Newton yard as the afternoon sun sets.
IAIS 702 leads four other engines eastbound, having just departed the Newton Yard.