Iowa Interstate 6988 poses for photographers at the 2012 NRHS Convention Night Photo Session
6988 has uncoupled from the NRHS RI-CR excursion and heads to the South Amana Yard where it will overnight until the next morning's trip to Newton.
Two gentlemen take a break from their mowing to watch RJ Corman's Chinese QJ head south through Bagdad with four loads of sand on a rainy, murky afternoon.
6988 leads the NRHS convention excursion past the Ex-Rock Island depot.
The sun is just coming up on the night crew and the temps are already pushing the upper 70's. The day crew will have to keep her simmering enough for a spin on the wye and be ready for tomorrows R... (more)
NRHS convention special westbound on the west side of Davenport,IA..
The NRHS Excursion from Cedar Rapids to Rock Island and back is on the return leg passing the old Rock Island depot in Iowa City.
On June 19th, the NRHS ran a special train from Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Rock Island, Illinois and return as part of the 2012 NRHS convention. Between Homestead and Rock Island, steam power pulled t... (more)
The 6988 departs Iowa City with the NRHS special for Cedar Rapids.
The Iowa Interstate steam locomotive 6988 pulls across the Iowa River bridge in Iowa City. The 6988 escorted the RRDX passenger cars to West Liberty for excursions the next day to raise money for ... (more)
Holding steady at 175! At 01:26, the hostlers are keeping a steady watch on the steam gauge mounted right next to the QJ's serial number tag.
IAIS 6988 passes through Brooklyn,IA. and more bins of "IOWA GOLD." The 6988 is making track speed as its still early enough where the temps are still below the 90's.
The first excursion of the 2012 NRHS is nearing its end as QJ 6988 rolls through Homestead under a nice plume of smoke.
IAIS 6988 pounds across the ex-M&StL(UP) diamond at Grinnell,IA..