With a clean stack and the reverser near centered, QJ 6988 flys past the rural fields of Iowa with the 2nd in a series of Wilton-originating excursions. 2021 would mark the last year of the QJs us... (more)
IAIS 6988 leads a excursion East near Wilton.
Two General Electric ES44ACs have Iowa Interstate's daily Chicago-Blue Island to Council Bluffs road freight (BICB-10) hustling west at 40 miles per through white carpets of snow and frigid wind c... (more)
IAIS 700, 6988 and train depart Wilton, headed for the South Amana yard.
It's 2:16 PM; the 6988 and train arrive back in Wilton, pulled by IAIS 700. This marks the end of a successful day of excursions. After a final "photo run-by" the 700 will pull 6988, train and cre... (more)
It's 9:06 AM; the passengers are aboard and the train is off!
QJ #6988 is approaching Wilton on the last stretch of the morning's deadhead move from South Amana Yard.
All of Wilton Iowa comes out to see steam in action as Iowa Interstate puts on a good show supporting the Wilton Fire Department.
Iowa Interstate steam rolls through the cornfields of eastern Iowa on a beautiful day for a good cause supporting our first responders.
IAIS 516 plows through Wilton, IA, busting the drift on Cherry St by the depot as it passes.
Iowa Interstate's daily Blue Island to Council Bluffs road freight busts a snow drift with both of the Interstate's special painted units, passing by the restored Wilton depot.
The west train passes the former Rock Island depot at Wilton.
Due to flooding in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa, the BNSF detoured coal trains where they could. This empty coal train ran over the Iowa Interstate from Colona, IL to Council Bluffs, IA.
IAIS 507 crest a slight hill as it heads for Davenport. On a whim I decided to drive to Iowa in hopes of getting IAIS 513 but it was not to be.
IAIS SD38-2 152 leads the daily westbound manifest.