A Wabash freight moved slowly through Albia, Iowa with two F7As in August of 1957. Photo taken from my slide collection, photographer unknown.
Amtrak 207 and 816 are leading the Eastbound California Zephyr.
On display near downtown Albia, Relco HH660 #602 wears a CB&Q scheme, which never owned this unit. It was built in 1940 as EJ&E #210.
Appanoose County Community Railroad's chopnose GP7 emerges from the weeds with a couple covered hoppers in tow and heading south.
Pulling hard after seeing a green block for track ahead
Typical Iowa meet, Northbound MD-3 meets the Albia/Des Moines local in front of the joint M&StL - NW (Wabash Depot).
I found these two units on a setout track in Albia, Iowa. If anybody knows what happened to them let me know.
As the last rays of sunlight shine thru, a westbound empty coal train heads down main #1 between CTC Maxon and CTC Halpin.
2 sets of helper power set idle at Albia, next to main #1, waiting for another winter day to arrive.
The coal loads may eventually warm someone, but at this point the temperature was around five below, with a wind chill approaching twenty below!
5 new SD70ACes on their maiden trip west from Chicago.