Amtrak tested this Motive Power Industries locomotive and I believe the outcome was the MPI GP15D that Amtrak ordered. Photo taken on RR property with permission.
Cat powered Iowa Northern engine coupled to a similarly painted Erie Lackawanna Diner.
Iowa Northern's Garner Job heads north at sunset towards Forest City. This is IANR new line they bought from the Union Pacific who wanted to abandoned the line. This is the 1st train since spring ... (more)
Iowa Northern's 1st train for the new Garner Sub has arrived at Garner off the trackage rights over the DM&E. Here the crew spots 25 empites for the Garner Elevator. IANR acquired this new line fr... (more)
Lite power move heading west at Princeton Junction.
I'll get by with a little help from my friends... Making it's first appearance on RP, Amtrak's #579 and company connect to an Amtrak train led by double headed AEM-7's for the pull North ... (more)
Shut down for the New Year's Day holiday.
A PTRA yard job switches PTRA's North Yard with a long cut of cars.
Are these owned now by BNSF?
(searching for rebuild history at this time)
A PTRA genset switcher leads a long manifest of hoppers and tank cars eastward into the refinery complex.