After dropping off the majority of the train in the siding, 6988 heads east to wye in South Amana, past an old decrepit barn.
On the final run before going down for it's boiler rebuild, 6988 spent the weekend hauling freight between Newton and South Amana. Here, it is seen on Saturday morning pulling the water tender, to... (more)
A few minutes after sunrise, 6988 is seen getting prepared for it's final runs before the locomotive's 1472 is up.
6988 heads eastbound past the former Spaulding Manufacturing Company, now housing new apartments.
After dropping the conductor off, the Iowa Interstate's CBBI rolls past the Heartland Coop elevators in Kellogg, Iowa and prepares to make a large block swap of hoppers, pulling and dropping cars ... (more)
A pair of Iowa Interstate GEVO's speed through the countryside leading CBBI as they approach Marengo, Iowa and parallel Route 6.
IAIS FRA GEO 17 - the FRA GEO train inspects IAIS rails over the Iowa River, following the IAIS SSAPE.
IAIS 700 and 711 pull two IAIS business cars through the Hwy 6 grade crossing outside of West Liberty, IA. They are headed for Peoria, IL where the Board of Directors excursion will occur the next... (more)
IAIS 700 brings the Iowa Interstate Business Train into Oxford Iowa deadheading towards Peoria Illinois for the railroads annual Board of Directors Special the next day. The BOD Train will then ru... (more)
IAIS 6988 arrives at Oxford, IA. In a short time, passengers will board the train and the first ride of the day will head for Coralville.
IAIS 700 arrives back at the South Amana yard with the 6988 and train.
IAIS 700 leads 6988 and train past the West Liberty depot
A westbound IAIS road freight departs the yard at South Amana in the early afternoon.
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)