Iowa Interstate Railroad's Chinese-built QJ steam locomotive no. 6988 moves through the yard prior to an excursion at Train Festival 2011.
This is quite a colourful train. The green, yellow and red diesel locomotive is hauling the blue Dzherelo hotel train.
Doubleheaded 2-10-2s charge east with a freight train for Rock Island crossing the Cedar River in the fog.
6988 puts on a show for the fans at Sheffield on her way back west.
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.