Iowa Interstate GP38-2 703 is on the west end of the excursion trains being pulled by QJ 6988 between Mitchellville and Altoona. The unit is in charge as the train reverses westbound.
IAIS 506 leads CBBI out of the Rock Island yard and towards Silvis.
IAIS 150 leads BICB at Moline.
Iowa Interstate's Rock Island heritage unit heads northbound past the Peoria water works. While waiting to take this photo, a postman pulled-up by me and related his days from the early to mid 19... (more)
One of Iowa Interstate's QJ Steam locomotives is the point of the first of the day's excursions as it speeds west through rural Iowa.
Crossing the Iowa River on it's way West to Council Bluffs.
With daylight slowly running out, 507 has been breaking through drifts for many miles. Just west of Marengo they hit a big one.
Iowa 150 sits at the east end of Silvis Yard.
The CP is over at NRE while the BICB readies to depart Silvis Yard.
IAIS shut down -33 below zero temp wind chill -64 below...westbounds tied down at Silvis,IL........shades of a Wisconsin winter on the old Milwaukee Road back in the 1970's.......except the Milwau... (more)
IAIS 510 leads an extra BISI on the former Rock Island w/ US Silica in the background.
IAIS 510 leads an extra BISI past a former Rock Island Depot in LaSalle.
IAIS 510 leads a rare well lit IAIS Westbound on the former Rock Island in Utica.
The "Bureau Rocket" makes a run from Silvis to Bureau during an afternoon snowstorm at the tail end of the several cold temps brought to the Midwest by the polar vortex.