The 6988 marks the rear of the second benefit run of the day as the train returns to Brooklyn.
With Henry Posner III at the throttle, Iowa Interstate 6988 leads the deadhead of the benefit train past the former Rock Island/Minneapolis & St. Louis depot as they cross the diamond with Union P... (more)
Iowa Interstate 6988 has coupled up to its train & is pulling out of the shop lead as it begins its deadhead move to Brooklyn, Iowa.
Iowa Interstate 703 leads the final benefit run of the day back into Mitchellville, Iowa.
Iowa Interstate 6988 leads the second benefit run of the day through the farmland between Mitchellville & Altoona, Iowa.
Iowa Interstate 6988 pulls the benefit train out of the siding so the diesel can pull the train to the loading platform for the first run of the day.
Iowa Interstate 6988 returns to Mitchellville with the second of two test trips for the benefit of the Mitchellville Volunteer Fire Department the next day.
"A Nice Surprise"
After landing in Des Moines earlier that morning and getting my rental car, I headed straight for Newton in the hopes of catching the ferry move to Mitchellville, expecting th... (more)
IAIS QJ 6988 departs Brooklyn on an excursion to Victor as viewed from the open platform on the IAIS business car Hawkeye.
IAIS QJ 6988 departs Brooklyn passing the former Rock Island depot and maintenance shed with an excursion to Victor.
After 2 days of pulling passenger trains, the QJ 6988 returned to Newton Iowa pulling a revenue freight train.
Just east of Brooklyn, Iowa, Iowa Interstate 6988 leads the 3rd of 5 benefit rides to raise money for the Brooklyn Volunteer Fire Department through the farmlands of Eastern Iowa in a scene that s... (more)
IAIS QJ 6988 departs Brooklyn with the first of five excursions to Victor. The QJ will spend the day making fundraising excursions for the Brooklyn fire department.