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.
Pulling out of Emery and starting it's run to Mason City
Once a year they get Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee car 272 out for the Iowa Chapter of the NRHS. So one run and it locked inside.
One of Iowa Tractions locos parked, awaiting it's next job.
IATR 60 heads out of the mill with two loads for interchange with the ICE. There was another steeplecab on the main that would then shove empties back into the mill. All in all, a really cool litt... (more)
Pulling hard up a hill, snow, curves, and a old M&StL crossing and 75 cars of grain in to there yard.