A visit to Iowa, the heartland of America, finds this typical mid-western scene on a beautiful summer day. Council Bluffs, IA bound freight passes an massive grain elevator in the small town of B... (more)
Iowa Interstate's Rock Island Heritage unit leads the daily Blue Island to Council Bluffs train through Marseilles Illinois past the restored depot.
I remember this trip well-- I figured these big consists of Paducah rebuilt GP10s lugging big trains across Iowa wouldn't last much longer...and they didn't. GP38-2s replaced these elderly consis... (more)
A 3 way meet on the Iowa Interstate. IAIS 502 brings CBBI into the west end of Silvis yard while IAIS 150 awaits a crew to take BICB west towards Council Bluffs, IA. Meanwhile NS 2532 switches out... (more)
516 West at Moline
BICB(Blue Island to Council Bluffs) led by 513 with 516 trailing crosses Nebraska Street in Bureau Junction. This is the junction of the E-W main with the branch to Peoria, IL.
Rock Island heritage crosses the Iowa River as Iowa Interstate's BICB train shows why "It's Great To Be A Hawkeye!"
Iowa Interstate #513 hustles the West Train through Atalissa en route to Yard Limit South Amana.
Westbound at Hancock, IA.
Iowa Interstate Blue Island to Council Bluffs road train is pulling out of former Rock Island yards passing Vermont Ave Station.
2015 is closed out at the site of the former CRI&P Depot at Davenport, Iowa. Pictured is Iowa Interstate's Rock Island heritage unit #513 taking the point on the Blue Island-Council Bluffs manifes... (more)
Busy times on the IAIS as two trains are meeting with the yard job on another track! CBBI with the 502 pulls into the yard as BICB with the 150 awaits its turn to leave.
After a long delay from a natural gas leak in Oxford, IA that had the RR shut down for a few hours the BICB get under way with a new crew with the IAIS #513 Rock Island heritage unit leading.
Iowa Interstate's BICB train crosses over Interstate 280 with the newly delivered IAIS #516 in tow. The unit will be dropped off at the shops in South Amana to be set up for duty.