Westbound merchandise train slows to line 7th street for the Iowa Interstate main.
IAIS 511 is the DP shoving on train BICB as the train departs Anita, IA
Train BICB was DP'ed 1x1 today. Here the 504 dynamics are howling as the train slows down to work the elevator on the old main line at Hancock, IA.
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)