IAIS 6988 brings the excursion train eastbound through West Liberty for firefighter fundraising trips out of Wilton Iowa.
#6988 heads east with a fire department fundraising excursion bound for Coralville.
Iowa Interstate QJ #6988 poses with an antique fire engine before departing with the first excursion train of the day. Proceeds from the day's excursions benefited the Oxford Fire Department, wit... (more)
QJ #6988 is approaching Wilton on the last stretch of the morning's deadhead move from South Amana Yard.
The race is on! IAIS BICB (Blue Island, Illinois - Council Bluffs, Iowa) notches up along US Route 30 through 35.5 after waiting for Metra’s to clear.
The day before QJ 6988s Oxford & Wilton excursions, the steamer was sent from Newton, IA to South Amana, IA hauling 11 tank cars for a photo freight. Definitely a welcome change from the passenger... (more)
In the morning summer sun, railfans from all over the midwest gather along the banks of the Cedar River in Moscow, IA for, whats rumored to be, one of the final runs of the QJ 6988 steamer.
IAIS QJ 6988 crosses the Iowa River at Iowa City.
On August 20th, 2021, the Iowa Interstate railroad ran a ferry move with their 2-10-2 "QJ" class steam locomotive from Newtown, IA to South Amana, IA in preparation for a weekend of excu... (more)
IAIS 6988 leads a positioning move East through Moscow.
IAIS 700 pulls the 1:30PM Wilton excursion back to town, seen here from the porch of the Hawkeye business car.
IAIS 6988 leads a positioning move East past the depot and elevator in Atalissa
All of Wilton Iowa comes out to see steam in action as Iowa Interstate puts on a good show supporting the Wilton Fire Department.
Iowa Interstate steam rolls through the cornfields of eastern Iowa on a beautiful day for a good cause supporting our first responders.
QJ 6988 passes the restored Rock Island depot at West Liberty, Iowa on it's way to Wilton.