The Iowa Interstate for a long time was a small geep railroad. In 2008 they step into the big power world buy purchasing 12 GEVO's from GE. That put an end to the small geep era. Here the west tra... (more)
Former Rock Island GP7 1275, the only ex-RI engine on the IAIS roster, leads the eastbound CBBI through Marengo.
Iowa Interstate's only ex-Rock Island engine, a rebuilt GP7, leads the daily westbound manifest outside of Durant on the former Rock Island mainline to Des Moines and Omaha.
The Cedar Rapids, IA, to Peoria, IL, coal empty is crossing the Mississippi River and from Iowa to Illinois. Here the train is about to the IAIS yard at Rock Island, IL. This train run from the CN... (more)
A couple of new aquisitions and an old favorite sit outside in temperatures in the negatives. IAIS 400 and ILSX 923, the former Cargill switcher from Hastings, MN, are two of the newest additions... (more)
An empty coal train out of Cedar Rapids rolls back east towards Peoria as they past the ex-Rock Island depot at West Liberty. The IAIS purchase the 400 from the Chrome Crankshaft in 1988. This uni... (more)
IAIS 400 leads the Council Bluffs-Blue Island manifest through Marengo, Iowa.
After making the meet with 721 west at the east end of Iowa City yard, the Wilton Turn heads east with IAIS 400 leading the way.
A later than usual "RI Turn" heads back to Iowa City over the Government Bridge over the Mississippi River.
A later than usual "RI Turn" heads back west to Iowa City with the only ex-Rock Island engine on the roster. IAIS 400 is ex-CRIP 1275.
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BICB heads through the siding in Marengo after having just met its counterpart, CBBI.
Iowa Interstate's only ex-Rock Island engine leads the "west train" over the Iowa River in Iowa City.
Iowa Interstate's only ex-RI locomtive leads BICB through Atalissa on its way to switch Iowa City before terminating in Council Bluffs.