There was plenty of power on SASI October 30, 2020, as five 4,000 HP GE's (all at the head end) thunder away. NS 7627 leads, with first three engines being NS and the last two IAIS. During late fa... (more)
Remembering Iowa Interstate back in the day, when they ran a steady diet of well-worn Paducah rebuilt locomotives. It's a much different looking railroad today.
IAIS 506 leads CBBI around the Homestead curve as the freshly risen sun burns through a dense fog. The lash-up of two GE's and two GP38-2s, all thundering away, made for quite a lovely racket in t... (more)
IAIS 510 & 515 leading SIBI around the curve at Briggs St in Joliet.
IAIS 516 plows through Wilton, IA, busting the drift on Cherry St by the depot as it passes.
With a former Chessie GP30 trailing, IAIS 502 leads BIIHB west through Blue Island. The GP30 is heading for a new life on a scenic railroad in Ohio.
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.
Tom Golden photo.
An extra Iowa Interstate job from the CRANDIC interchange in Cedar Rapids departs Fairfax with manifest and empty coal buckets bound for the BNSF in Council Bluffs.
An Iowa Interstate coal extra from the Norfolk Southern in Peoria slowly approaches its final destination of the CRANDIC interchange in Cedar Rapids.
Iowa Interstate's daily Blue Island to Council Bluffs freight BICB kicks up some fresh snow while roaring through Atalissa on the Iowa City Subdivision. The sun just started to peak out as a syste... (more)
Paul Meyer photo.
IAIS 513 leads a PESI out of Annawan in the last hour of sunlight.
IAIS 153 leads the empty NS coalie from Cedar Rapids into Davenport, IA.
As the sun approaches the horizon, IAIS 502 leads an SASI through Oxford, Iowa. Look closely and you'll see the friendly crew grinning through the window.