The Iowa Traction in cooperation with Steve Glischinski put on a photo trip in Mason City for a few fellow railfans. Here the #50 is ready to head to the UP with one car from Behr Scrap near Emery... (more)
IATR 54 was built in 1923 for the Southern Iowa Railway. Three years shy of its 90th birthday, it's still going strong on the Iowa Traction. Thanks to Steve Glischinski for setting this up. Lig... (more)
Two steeplecabs pose for photos during a Steve Glischinki photo charter on the Iowa Traction Railroad. Lighting by Chris Guss and Steve Smedley
IATR 60, a Baldwin-Westinghouse steeplecab dating from 1917, is at its maximum capacity hauling three loaded hoppers out of the AGP feed mill at Mason City.
IATR 50 and 60 are parked near the AGP feed mill in Mason City while the crew has a job briefing.
Former Mason City & Clear Lake No. 52 - now IATR 60 - works the AGP Feed Mill trackage at Mason City. This unit was built by Baldwin-Westinghouse in 1917 and is still used in freight service some... (more)
Baldwin-Westinghouse No. 54 shoves cars into the AGP elevator at Mason City on the frozen-in-time Iowa Traction Railroad.
87 years old and still kicking! IATR 54, built by Baldwin-Westinghouse in May 1923 for the Southern Iowa Railway, waits for a call to duty at Mason City, Iowa.
Plug and Play: Just like modern plug and play software on a computer, all it takes to start Iowa Traction Railroad 54 for a day of work is contact with live wire. With that she's ready to kick car... (more)
This venerable old electric locomotive rests on a Saturday morning. This loco was built in the early 1900's.
Is This Heaven?: It's another day in Mason City, Iowa, as Iowa Traction No. 54 gets to work at the AGP Mill. In 2010 the sight of an 80 year old electric kicking cars could remind someone of the o... (more)
Milwaukee EMD SDL39's 587 and 584 are at Mason City, Iowa, in 1986. The pair now work for Chile's FEPASA as their 2343 and 2347 respectively.
IATR 54 wheels across 19th street with 3 loaded cars for the ICE. Amazing to see in this day and age this turn of the 20th century technology.
IATR 54 is dwarfed by both the AGP plant and its hopper cars in Mason City, IA. Such a neat little operation and friendly employees, hope this continues for another 100 years.
I hate Mondays, that day was an exception.