Smokey skies in Iowa from the Canadian wildfires - Evening Westbound mixed freight from South Amana to Council Bluffs IA. In the consist are BNSF units that had brought loaded coal in the day befo... (more)
IAIS 6988 sprints over Big Bear Creek with 2100 tons of freight in tow, before a crew change point at South Amana.
After dropping off the majority of the train in the siding, 6988 heads east to wye in South Amana, past an old decrepit barn.
A pair of Iowa Interstate GEVO's speed through the countryside leading CBBI as they approach Marengo, Iowa and parallel Route 6.
Having just departed South Amana around 10 minutes prior, 6988 wastes no time heading back towards Newton on its shakedown run.
IAIS 6988 hauls a sixteen car revenue freight westbound through Marengo, IA at track speed of 40 MPH.
With daylight slowly running out, 507 has been breaking through drifts for many miles. Just west of Marengo they hit a big one.
After 2 days of pulling passenger trains, the QJ 6988 returned to Newton Iowa pulling a revenue freight train.
The Iowa Interstate for a long time was a small geep railroad. In 2008 they step into the big power world buy purchasing 12 GEVO's from GE. That put an end to the small geep era. Here the west tra... (more)
Former Rock Island GP7 1275, the only ex-RI engine on the IAIS roster, leads the eastbound CBBI through Marengo.
The Newton Switcher made a South Amana Turn today to move grain out of Kellogg and Malcolm to South Amana, and respot Malcom with 25 empties. Seen here westbound back to Newton with the Malcom emp... (more)
QJ 7081 smokes through Marengo.
513 works one of the industry sidings in Marengo at MP 267.
506 leads the CBBI past some remaining fall foliage east of Marengo, Iowa.
Pacing QJ 6988 along Highway 6 on it way to the Train Festival in Rock Island.