IAIS 505 leads an extra CRSA (South Amana-Cedar Rapids-South Amana) train past the old Amana depot. The SACR2 used to be a daily train, but became an as-needed extra due to decreased traffic (COVI... (more)
CRSA climbs the grade from the CIC Amana Line back onto home tracks at East Switch Yocum with IAIS 513 as the leader.
Iowa Interstate 513 sporting its fine Rock Island livery pulls IAIS train CRSA out of Fairfax starting their 20 odd mile journey back to the Iowa Interstate's South Amana Yard.
Tom Golden photo.
Iowa Interstate's 30th Anniversary painted ES44AC 516 leads the Rock Island heritage painted ES44AC 513 on the daily westbound manifest through Davenport.
Iowa Interstate's Peoria to Silvis train passing through Peoria with downtown buildings in background.
IAIS 6988 pulls a short cut of freight cars west towards Newton, IA after a few days of excursions out in Illinois.
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.