Iowa Interstate's only ex-Rock Island engine, a rebuilt GP7, leads the daily westbound manifest outside of Durant on the former Rock Island mainline to Des Moines and Omaha.
Iowa Interstate's Rock Island painted heritage engine, the 513, leads a Council Bluffs, IA-Blue Island, IL freight train through a snow covered Durant, IA on a sunny but cold and blustery January ... (more)
A pair of fairly new "bankruptcy blue" geeps lead an eastbound freight by the depot and grain elevator in Durant.
A CBBI freight hurries eastbound past the former foundry buildings in Durant.
The east train slows to make a pickup at Twin States.
In a world of high horsepower GEVO's, its nice to see a pair of SD's working the line, even if they are just leading a rail train!
Iowa Interstate GEVOs 502 and 509 lead a pair of detouring BNSF Dash9's on the CBBI west of Durant.
The Rock Island heritage GEVO kicks up some snow and rounds the curve at Durant, at trackspeed.
Finally, a day with sun! GEVO 513, with a bit of snow on its nose, heads the east bound CBBI through Durant, Iowa.
IAIS' Rock Island heritage unit kicks up the snow coming out of Durant with the East train.
The conductor of 502 West heads back to the cab after checking his train.
GEVO 502 and one of her sisters pose at Durant in the later-afternoon sunlight.
As the conductor of 502 West heads for the rear of his train to check for problems, the setting sun casts a golden glow over everything it illuminates.
The QJs pull the Rock Island turn out of the fog at Durant, headed for a water stop at Walcott.
Today's RIIC sport two new GEVOs, split by the #151. The train will cut off the #151 for set out before grabbing a long cut of hoppers at Twin States.