IAIS QJ 6988 crosses the former M&StL at Grinnell on the deadhead move from Newton to Brooklyn. The QJ will spend the day making fundraising excursions from Brooklyn to Victor for the Brooklyn fir... (more)
After a successful weekend of excursions QJ 6988 stops for a pose with two members of the Iowa Interstate fleet, GEVO 511 and geep 703. Thanks to all who helped with this photo.
Iowa Interstate QJ 6988 trails a westbound excursion just east of Altoona.
The QJ heads east to Mitchellville gaining speed in Altoona.
IAIS 6988 rolls around the bend on the second Brooklyn excursion of the day!
6988 heads east on its first trip of the day near Victor.
6988 is bound for Altoona with a morning steam excursion.
IAIS 6988 leading a firefighter special into Mitchellville IA 08/18/18
6988 heads east towards Victor blowing lots of steam through the Iowa countryside.
IAIS 6988 charges eastbound just outside town with the first of the Mitchellville steam excursions!
Iowa Interstate 6988 heads east to Mitchelville at a rural railroad crossing west of town.
Iowa Interstate "QJ" #6988 really brought out the crowds as the Datong, China built steam locomotive highballs through the small town of Altoona, Iowa.
Returning from Altoona with an excursion, Iowa Interstate "QJ" 6988 puts on a great show!