Iowa Interstate's newest engine in Rock Island colors passes another successor to the Rock Island, IANR's 678 which is part of the Hawkeye Express.
The Iowa Interstate east bound road freight passes the IANR Hawkeye Express parked on Vernon siding.
Finally ... football season is here! Which means the Hawkeye Express will once again shuttle fans to and from University of Iowa Football games.
A pair of Geeps surround heritage GEVO 516 at twilight outside the engine house at South Amana.
IAIS 500 leads NS 2578 on a unit coal train heading for the ADM in SW Cedar Rapids.
516 leads the east bound past an iconic grain handling system much like ones that built corn belt railroads.
In the red. The red light from the interior of GEVO 516 makes for an eerie glow in the fading light of the day
The Conrail heritage unit along with two BNSF GE's lay over in the Iowa Interstate yard at South Amana, Iowa after delivering a coal train to ADM in Cedar Rapids.
A new GEVO prime mover and it's alternator sit waiting to be installed in 501.
Old and new (brand new 516, left) power fills the South Amana Yard on the 1st day of March
516, looking like a huge rolling billboard for the Iowa Interstate, heads east across the Iowa River.
Heading east with it's first tonnage.
516 heads east with it's first tonnage in tow.
516 along with heritage engine 513 idle on the fuel track at South Amana. This will be the first revenue run for the bright and bold 516.
156 sits in the shop at South Amana. Taken with permission.