Stopped at the normal daily stop, the Blue Island, IL to Council Bluffs, IA freight train begins to switch the paper plant at Marengo. The train has to cutoff at the east end of the siding to work... (more)
Pretty sad when a cool shortline railroad in Iowa now looks like a class one railroad. It has gone from Alco's and geeps to a single GEVO. Here a one unit wonder rolls west with the Blue Island, I... (more)
An Alco and 2 GP10's roll the Blue Island, IL to Council Bluffs, IA freight towards the west. The train is between Iowa City, IA and Newton, IA on the IAIS 3rd Sub as they pass thru Malcom, MP 293... (more)
An empty hopper train from Cedar Rapids to Newton pulls in at the east end of Newton. 2 newer GP38's and 3 older GP38's power this empty train out of C.R. From here the empites will be put on the ... (more)
The Blue Island to Council Bluffs train rolls west with 5 units a few miles west of Ladora. This train is running alittle bit late today. Normally by now this train would be west of Newton, but th... (more)
BICB is working back up to track speed after clearing the 10 mph thru Grinnell. The train has just crossed the UP's Oskaloosa Branch in Grinnell. 3 GP 38-2's power today's train that is around 50 ... (more)
The Blue Island, IL to Council Bluffs, IA freights crosses 110th St west of Malcom. The train is heading towards Newton, IA for the next work and crew change. BICB is rolling along at a steady 40 ... (more)
An old Dodge truck sits outback of this farmstead east of Newton as the Blue Island, IL to Council Bluffs, IA freights pulls into Newton. The train is only a mile from the east yard limits at Newt... (more)
After leaving a train of empty grain cars on the wye at Yocum Connection, the IAIS 484 waits in the siding at Homestead for BICB to pass by. These would become some of the last miles for the IAIS ... (more)
The East train rolls along thru station name Hawkeye just west of Iowa City.
The East train heads toward Iowa City after doing work at Yocum Connection.
The IAIS Chinese Steam engines pull the Rock Island to Homestead passenger excursion past the IAIS rocks.
Chinese steam crosses the bridge at Moscow. No, not in Asia, in North America.
China steam comes to the heart of America.