Remembering Iowa Interstate back in the day, when they ran a steady diet of well-worn Paducah rebuilt locomotives. It's a much different looking railroad today.
A Council Bluffs bound Iowa Interstate freight is rolling thru Anita IA in 1994 with a mix of EMD and Alco products in the consist.
IAIS veteran GP-10 #481 heads up westbound train "BICB" at Walcott, Iowa.
IAIS (ICG) 481 GP8 leads today's BICB. IAIS 2010 GP38-2 (Chessie), IAIS 2040 GP38-2 (LLPX), IAIS (Illinois Central paint), IAIS 626 GP38-2, IAIS 403 GP10 new paint scheme, and IAIS 413 GP10 traile... (more)
IAIS 481 in ICG paint leads IAIS 303 in PNC paint, LLPX 2039 in Chessie paint, IAIS 403, IAIS 603, LLPX 2040 in Chessie paint, & IAIS 484. Nothing like seeing this lashup in the year 2004.
ICG painted locomotives are rare today. Here, the Iowa 481 leads six other engines towards 'UD' Tower. Soon, the Iowa will be replacing these old engines with newer GP38-2's.