Iowa Interstate QJ 2-10-2 6988 leads an excursion back towards Mitchellville, Iowa after making a run to Altoona. The crew puts on a good show as the train flies around the bend.
Iowa Interstate 703 leads the final benefit run of the day back into Mitchellville, Iowa.
Iowa Interstate 703 leads the final benefit run of the day just northwest of Mitchellville, Iowa.
Iowa Interstate 6988 pulls the benefit train out of the siding so the diesel can pull the train to the loading platform for the first run of the day.
After running two test trips, the benefit train is parked in the siding in Mitchellville, waiting to pull 5 benefit trips out of Mitchellville the next day.
Iowa Interstate 6988 returns to Mitchellville with the second of two test trips for the benefit of the Mitchellville Volunteer Fire Department the next day.
6988 is bound for Altoona with a morning steam excursion.
IAIS 6988 leading a firefighter special into Mitchellville IA 08/18/18
IAIS 6988 charges eastbound just outside town with the first of the Mitchellville steam excursions!
Iowa Interstate 6988 heads east to Mitchelville at a rural railroad crossing west of town.