Steam fever spreads. Even the engines making up Iowa Interstate’s CBBI (Council Bluffs, Iowa to Blue Island, IL) are puttin’ it out as Big Boy fever spreads. IAIS 601 (GP38, ex-Missouri Pacific) a... (more)
On what looks like a lovely day was actually a bitterly cold day at three degrees with a 30mph wind. So I bundled up and walked a few blocks from my parking spot to shoot this Iowa Interstate GP38... (more)
IAIS 601 and 650 move past the Rock Island Station in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on 7/1/14.
IAIS swings out across BNSF building an interchange train.
Blue-flagged and sitting in front of the former Rocket Shed, Iowa Interstate 601 slumbers mated to IAIS 650.
Iowa Interstate GP38 601 hits the diamond at Joliet as it
leads its train west.
IAIS 601 with IAIS 650 slug switching cut of covered hoppers by Rock Island Depot.
Working in the fog IAIS 601 pulls out a string of tanks to be classified, while 153 prepares the east train for departure.
The Rock Island switcher drills the yard as a Gen-set loco just out of NRE at Silvis waits to go out on the afternoon train to Chicago for deliver to UP.
A colorful collection of early EMDs wait to depart east from Rock Island.
IAIS's "RISW" job passes under Illinois Highway 5 eastbound with ballast for the new Silvis siding.
RISW dumps some ballast in the new "Silvis" siding under contruction near Carbon Cliff, Illinois. Recently shopped and painted #601 provides the power.
Westbound Iowa Interstate 601 is passing the the old Rock Island's shops in Silvis Illinois. The Rock Island's extensive shop complex is still in use today by National Railway Equipment. A company... (more)