Iowa Interstate's "Rock Island" heritage unit leads the daily Blue Island to Council Bluffs train through Hancock, Iowa.
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.
Westbound at Hancock, IA.
Hopefully, we'll get another chance soon to see two 2-10-2s romping through Iowa on a revenue freight. Watching the QJs cross over Route 59 was an unforgettable experience.
After dropping about half of their train on the hill, the QJs pound westward into the setting sun to make Council Bluffs on time.
Working hard near Hancock
Coming to a stop near Hancock to take on water.
BICB finishes watering up just west of Hancock.
Freshly watered, the QJs continue westbound towards Council Bluffs with the BICB train.
BICB passes over US 59 at Hancock with the QJs in charge.