In a relentless spring rain, Iowa Interstate EMD GP38-2 No. 707 sits in front of the company’s locomotive shop at South Amana, Iowa, on April 6, 2016.
Iowa Interstate is back to working the Milan Branch during the daylight hours after a number of years of it being worked at night. The ex-Rock Island depot is now a coffee shop.
A pair of GP38-2's bring the local switcher job into the South Amana Yard under heavy snow.
A pair of Iowa Interstate GP38-2's spend the day idling away on a side track at Blue Island. Not sure what they were doing parked here but atleast something to shoot.
All three long hood forward! Probably a rare sight to see all three units running long hood forward. GP38-2 707 is leading the CBBI through Downey, Iowa.
An evening arrival of the Iowa at Peoria.
The Blue Island to Council Bluffs train passes through Grinell, Iowa
A quartet of IAIS's handsome GP's hustle a coal train north of Sparland.
Iowa's Bureau switcher takes a cut of cars from the north side of town to the yard as their day of switching draws to a close.
The empty coal train negotiates the BNSF connection in Colona. A diamond existed prior to a BNSF derailment which resulted in a pair of switches. You can still see the old alignment, now used by... (more)
The empty coal train exits the BNSF Quad City Industrial and re-enters IAIS trackage. The BNSF branch to Barstow continues straight while the IC&E Nitron Branch splits off to the right.
The west train passes through the Iowa countryside along the remains of the old Rock Island codeline.