Iowa Interstate's heritage engines are paired together and tied down on the "second eastbound" that will run to Blue Island later in the night while the "first eastbound" depar... (more)
CP SD60-3 6305 was rebuilt by NRE from SOO 6053 and is waiting for the CP to pick up and return to service.
Iowa Interstate borrowed Canadian National's geometry car, testing the mainline from Council Bluffs, IA to Peoria, IA, seen here passing Silvis Yard.
The east end of NRE's yard in Silvis always has interesting stuff about, and with a ex-SSW tunnel motor and some ex-CP SD40-2s, this day is no different.
I was coming back from Walmart with my wife's meds when I saw the Barstow Local pick up a unit from NRE as I crossed the tracks in Silvis. I hung a Ueee and got ahead of the local to get a shot. W... (more)