IAIS 509 leads BICB-28 over the Iowa River in Iowa City, IA.
IAIS 509 leads BICB-28 towards the Hwy 6 grade crossing, just "west" of West Liberty, IA.
A slightly odd day on the railroad: IAIS CBBI 23 in South Amana OD 0900 to run over to Newton, IA to drag a BNSF coal train to Cedar Rapids, IA. All units are facing east, so the light power run f... (more)
Iowa Interstate's Extra South Amana Switcher crew brings CIC cars south to South Amana with power from the PECR coal train that they brought up a few hours prior.
SASI with the 509, 519, and the 705 cross the Iowa River
IAIS 509 leads BISI into Geneseo
The daily westbound IAIS freight climbs a snowy Davenport Hill at the tail end of a 12 inch snowstorm.
Iowa Interstate's westbound road freight passes the former Missouri Division Junction. In the Rock Island days, this is where the mainline to Kansas City split from the mainline to Omaha.
Iowa 509 leads SIBI east through Joliet as seen from the new Metra Rock Island platform.
The Cedar Rapids to South Amana job is a short but heavy 53/10, 7190 tonnage, 3968 length. There will be another job running up to Cedar Rapids this afternoon to pull the remaining tonnage.
Running on Crandic trackage rights, the Iowa Interstate job heads back to their new yard.
Recent heavy rains have brought major flooding to the Iowa River. The CRSA turn moves slowly as water surrounds both sides of the track.
Iowa Interstate 509 and 5 others drag a short westbound on a beautiful January afternoon.
Iowa Interstate 509 and two GP28-2's, pull their westbound train over the Iowa River, in Iowa City.
Iowa Interstate 509 and 155 pull their westbound freight over the Iowa River, in Iowa City.