The CRANDIC takes it's turn pulling the NRHS convention excursion on the historic Cedar Rapids to Iowa City interurban line.
6988 leads the NRHS convention excursion past the Ex-Rock Island depot.
Holding steady at 175! At 01:26, the hostlers are keeping a steady watch on the steam gauge mounted right next to the QJ's serial number tag.
The first excursion of the 2012 NRHS is nearing its end as QJ 6988 rolls through Homestead under a nice plume of smoke.
Robert Franzen eases on the throttle of 6988 as he pulls it off the siding heading for the depot and the first trip of the day.
6988 runs at track speed through Wilton on the first run of the day to benefit the West Liberty Fire Department.
A couple of blast on the whistle sends the horses running.
QJ 6988 is making track speed as it rounds a curve west of Brooklyn, Iowa.
A pair of Soo 60's head west across the Mississippi River.
NS 9394 was leading a Des Moines bound grain train on Iowa Interstate tracks when an asphalt hauling semi decided to try to beat the train across a crossing a mile back. You can see the outline of... (more)
Obviously the truck driver who hit the front of this NS unit wasn't able to understand the decal about "watching your step."
Two Iowa Interstate engines play host to a pair of "in transit" Nebraska Central SD40's waiting to hitch a ride on to Council Bluffs.
Three NS units lead a NS test grain train on Iowa Interstate tracks at MP277. Behind the NS engines are two Iowa Interstate engines followed by two "in transit" Nebraska Central SD40's fresh out o... (more)
NS 9834 leads a NS grain test train on the Iowa Interstate. Back in the consist are two IAIS unit and two Nebraska Central SD40-2's in transit.
Engineer Danny Bass is at the controls of 506 as he pulls off track one after picking up a cut of hoppers.