Isn't too hard to find the Iowa Traction lines, just follow the pole line! This Monday morning finds 2 jobs out at Emery doing a push-pull operation to get cars spotted at the local gas customer. ... (more)
One thing that is kind of cool about the Iowa Traction is how the operator must change the trolley pole for the direction of travel. So the operator does alot of moving around from end to end as h... (more)
Iowa Traction Railway Company Steeple Cab #54 and crew collect an empty ceterbean car from the Red Diamond Processing & Packaging siding, in Mason City, Iowa. No. 54 is one of many 100+ year old t... (more)
Snow piled high after the latest storm Iowa Traction shoves a cut of cars into the AGP plant.
With snow piled high Iowa Traction motor waits to switch plant.
The last electric interurban freight railroad in action, as IATR 60 leads a short manifest west for awaiting customers along the line.
Iowa Traction #60 rests on the lead into the AGP elevator in Mason City, IA on the last remaining interurban electric railroad.
The Iowa Traction has just finished switching out the Renewable Energy Group ethanol facility and heads east with a big cut of tank cars. Locomotives:IATR 50 BLW Steeple Cab
The Iowa Traction Railroad's BLW steeple cab locomotive #50 sits outside the AGP corn processing facility after a day's work. Locomotives:IATR 50 BLW Steeple Cab
The rising sun casts it's rays on stormy skies and the Iowa Traction transload yard just before the crew goes on duty to begin the day's work. Locomotives:IATR 50 BLW Steeple Cab
After the days work, the Iowa Traction 50 rests outside the AGP Plant in Mason City, Iowa.
Approaching Benjamin Avenue along 19th Street in Mason City, Iowa, is Iowa Traction No. 54 hauling six gons to their yard and shops at Emery on the west side of town on April 15, 2008.
A six-car Iowa Traction freight passes the Budweiser distributer at 19th Street and Benjamin Avenue in Mason City, Iowa, on April 15, 2008. The train is powered by Baldwin-Westinghouse steeple cab... (more)