Heading east with it's first tonnage.
The duo is returning to Newton and also pulling passengers as far as Iowa City.
The old dog lead the pack, all long hoods forward.
GEVO 500 blasts through a snow drift.
Eastbound double header at Downey,IA. headed for the Quad Cities.
Eastbound CBBI passes by a grain elevator in Downey, IA on Oct. 13, 2013 with ES44ACs No's/ 505 and 510.
East of Iowa City, IAIS 503 leads it's train through Downey on a clear fall morning.
NS 1022 heads west at Downey leading the CBBI.
The CBBI heads east through Downey, Iowa.
Steam for show is great but there's nothing like the real deal. Poor 'ol #7081, usually follows QJ #6988's lead but on the return trip to Newtow, IA the engine, still in it's Chinese livery, high... (more)
Despite the lack of smoke, IAIS 6988 and 7081 are really working hard as they rattle the metal buildings at tiny Downey, Iowa on their way to Train Festival.
The Iowa City excursion, led by Chinese QJ number 6988, is seen just west of the small burg of Downey. Only a couple of seconds after shooting this picture, the people shooting from this bridge go... (more)
The engineer onboard 513 hangs out the window looking ahead at his conductor who is getting ready to throw the switch in prep to pick up the power on the siding.
513 leads the eastbound CBBI-02 through the quiet rural community of Downey.