After a weekend of excursions in nearby Anita and Menlo, Iowa Interstate 's QJ blows through my favorite Iowa town, enroute to Newton from Council Bluffs.
IAIS6988 deadheaded from Council Bluffs to Newton after weekend trips based out of Menlo on Saturday and Anita on Sunday. On the deadhead move the train is in Anita siding as the BICB rolls by on ... (more)
After weekend trips out of Menlo on Saturday and Anita on Sunday, IAIS6988 deadheaded from Council Bluffs back to Newton on Monday morning, crossing this viaduct over McPherson Avenue shortly afte... (more)
Iowa 6988 makes a stop at Bureau before heading down the Peoria Sub to Chillicothe.
Meeting of two freight trains at the Jingpeng station. Each of the train is hauled by two mighty QJ's steam locomotives. Unfortunately, this is all history today.
With a gruesome storm only a few hours away, Iowa Interstate QJ #6988 (The Iowa Bolt) slowly accelerates past the small town of Sparland on its second excursion of the day. The train would pull th... (more)
IAIS 6988 and 701 sit on display during a night photo shoot in Rock Island.
IAIS 6988 is seen passing through Sparland on its way back towards Chillicothe, IL.
6988 puffs up the grade as it makes its way out of Chillicothe, IL.
Crew change is in progress on the IAIS Chicago/Council Bluffs and Council Bluffs/Chicago trains at the west end of the Silvis Yard while the 6988 cools its heels waiting to head west to Newton,IA.... (more)
IAIS 6988 rounds the bend off of the Government Bridge and past the old Rock Island G head on its way to Newton, Illinois.