On a beautiful 4th of July morning Iowa Interstate threw a few oddball trains on the railroad. The railroad usually shuts down on holidays and only had 2 Council Bluffs Switchers scheduled to run ... (more)
IAIS’s SIBI ducks under the former Wabash with one of the two Iowa Interstate heritage locomotives on point.
On a cooler summer morning, on first of the new month, Iowa Interstate’s SIBI train cuts through downtown Tinley Park, IL with the Rock Island heritage locomotive up front.
The 0630 SACR rolls into the CRANDICs "950" yard with a nice lash up of 2 GEVOs and 3 GEEPs. The Interstate Car Man helps out the 0630 giving the conductor a ride to line switches so the... (more)
Iowa Interstate's flagship Council Bluffs - Blue Island road train rips into Sheffield, Il on a hazy, humid summer night. One of the railroad's Gevos is followed by two geeps - which really helped... (more)
The daily BICB heads west through Iowa City nearing sunset. The train had a pretty bad flat spot several cars back, which required the train to stop for several minutes making us almost miss it i... (more)
The BICB heading west past some former Rock Island searchlights with some wind turbines in the background.
The Jewel Of Joliet. On the evening of Wednesday, June 16, 2021, Iowa Interstate Railroad's BICB (Blue Island, Illinois-Council Bluffs, Iowa) crosses the diamond in Joliet, Illinois. IAIS 518 (GE ... (more)
A well powered westbound freight wanders through the backyards of one of the picturesque Amana villages.
Over the past few weeks the usual east and west trains on the IAIS have been running on a new schedule to accommodate a tie project going on on the Iowa City Subdivision making for nice afternoon ... (more)
Rock Island heritage unit leads the Council Bluffs to Blue Island train through Tinley Park on a beautiful spring morning.
The Rock heritage unit holds at Fransisco with a very short BIIHB
IAIS 513 (Rock Island Heritage) and IAIS 516 (30th Anniversary) lead BIRDSW1 coming back from Ozinga and under the soon to fall Rock Island Searchlights in Robbins.
Iowa Interstate 515 with the daily westbound enters Iowa crossing the Arsenal Bridge over the Mighty Mississippi. As of recently BICB has been an afternoon run across the Iowa City Subdivision wit... (more)
IAIS 707 cruises down 5th Street in Davenport with cars for the CP to pickup.