Having completed a two-day string of special moves, the RDC QJ's are heading back to their home in Newton.
A look inside the shop building where Iowa Interstate's 2-10-2 QJ's call home. The south end of the building contains a drop pit (under the regulator) and a work shop area.
Iowa Interstate QJ's 6988 and 7081 double-head a freight train from Iowa City to Rock Island to position themselves for Train Festival 2011.
The QJ duo is on the final leg of a weekend adventure to the Quad Cities and back. Fall is in the air and the birds are migrating, as seen in the sky above.
The duo is returning to Newton and also pulling passengers as far as Iowa City.
First excursion of the day departs eastward. Part of a weekend of flood relief specials IAIS offered.
IAIS 6988 & 7081 backup under 24th street, along the Moline Great River Trail. After double heading a 6000 ton freight to Rock Island, the pair were split up for excursions to Silvis, IL and Walco... (more)