The 6988 marks the rear of the second benefit run of the day as the train returns to Brooklyn.
IAIS QJ 6988 departs Brooklyn on an excursion to Victor as viewed from the open platform on the IAIS business car Hawkeye.
IAIS QJ 6988 departs Brooklyn passing the former Rock Island depot and maintenance shed with an excursion to Victor.
Just east of Brooklyn, Iowa, Iowa Interstate 6988 leads the 3rd of 5 benefit rides to raise money for the Brooklyn Volunteer Fire Department through the farmlands of Eastern Iowa in a scene that s... (more)
IAIS QJ 6988 departs Brooklyn with the first of five excursions to Victor. The QJ will spend the day making fundraising excursions for the Brooklyn fire department.
IAIS 6988 rolls around the bend on the second Brooklyn excursion of the day!
Westbound Iowa Interstate Blue Island to Council Bluffs train
Iowa Interstate 708 leads the high and wide special with a 720,000 lb transformer in the consist. The 20 axle car PTDX 202, with the transformer weighs in at 1.1 million pounds.
IAIS 6988 passes through Brooklyn,IA. and more bins of "IOWA GOLD." The 6988 is making track speed as its still early enough where the temps are still below the 90's.
QJ 6988 is making track speed as it rounds a curve west of Brooklyn, Iowa.
The westbound BICB with GEVO 502 running long hood forward along with a "colorful" gon trailing passes QJ 6988 on the west end of the siding. Its a rather common practice for the IAIS to run long ... (more)
QJ 6988 blows off a little steam as it waits on the siding for a meet with the westbound.
The eastbound BNSF detouring coal train holds the main while the westbound CBBI (the longer train) pulls towards the west end of the Brooklyn siding.
The new passes the old. GEVO 510 slows to pick up GP38-2 719 which is parked on the siding at Brooklyn.
Rock Island heritage GEVO 513 has knuckled onto GP38-2 719 spotted on the siding and now, the conductor hooks up the chains and drops the steps getting ready to move.