#154 comes out of the box at the Rock Island Arsenal with the day's BICB train.
A pair of new ES44AC's and a GP38-2 arrive at the yard next to the old Rock Island depot.
The East train comes off the Arsenal Bridge, having just set out the DME interchange at the junction in Davenport.
Railfans scramble back to their cars to jump ahead to the next spot as Iowa Interstate 2-10-2 6988 slowly eases past the former Rock Island depot in the railroad's namesake city. The special was r... (more)
These are 500 hp Whitcomb/Canadian Locomotive Co. Model Number 75DE12C. Note lack of symmetry at top of hood. Was this pair coupled this way on a long-term basis?
Conductor Jim Goodin looks sharp as the steam special prepares to back out of Rock Island for the run to Iowa City. The Iowa Interstate and the Salvation Army did a great job that weekend.
The Rock Island switcher is busy working the eastend of the yards.
IAIS GP38-2 716 leads the excursion over the mighty Mississippi.
IAIS GP38-2 717 leads the excursion back to Rock Island.
IAIS 704 and 400 work the East end of the Rock Island Yard just days before the 400 series locomotives where stored in Council Bluffs.
Iowa Interstate GP38-2 717 approaches Rock Island yard as it returns with the excursion.