Mitch posted a shot of a QJ driver being worked on from the outside, John West posted a shot of a QJ driver being worked on from above, so here's one from the inside (the worker, that is)!
Here's something you probably won't see in Iowa!
I believe this car, which slipped past on River Drive as I took this picture, is older than the steam engines above it.
QJ doubleheaded freight pulls into the Iowa City yard.
6988 puts on a show for the fans at Sheffield on her way back west.
After a quick pause at the old Silvis shops complex, sacred ground to Rock Island faithful, the QJ/MILW 261 triple-header thunders into the afternoon sun.
The QJs haul a westbound manifest over the Cedar River Bridge at Moscow, Iowa.
QJs 6988 & 7081 hammer through Atalissa, Iowa with a westbound Iowa Interstate freight.
The two Chinese QJ 2-10-2's are literally rolling along at 35mph. The engines and tenders were bouncing all over the place, making quite a sight.
Steamin' along at 35mph en route to Bureau.
A twilight dinner cruise pulled by a pair of 2-10-2's swings onto the Government Bridge to cross the Mississippi River.
QJ passenger special returns to Rock Island on the top of Government Bridge while the BNSF local rolls by under the bridge on the ICE.
Chinese steam crosses the bridge at Moscow. No, not in Asia, in North America.
China steam comes to the heart of America.