With the five units struggling upgrade through Homestead, the previous days snow deposited a hefty amount of the white stuff... allowing the local plow truck to re-deposit it... well you get the i... (more)
Iowa 628 leads fellow GP38AC 627, GP38-2 700, GP8 468, and GP10 403 on a fairly late east train ...next stop - Iowa City.
CBBI hustles down hill and under Rte. 6 with a mixed bag of motive power including old work horses and a newer 700 series rebuild, ironically enough number 700.
A trio of GP38s head east past the old Rock Island depot in Atlantic. Today the 628 sports the new solid painted nose with nose logo and is unfortunately slated to be sold.
The East train rolls along thru station name Hawkeye just west of Iowa City.
The East train heads toward Iowa City after doing work at Yocum Connection.
IAIS 628 & 703 pose on the ready tracks at Iowa City Yard.
The east train departs Council Bluffs on a sunny afternoon and will arrive in the Chicago suburbs 36 hours later.
IAIS 628 switches RI yard while IAIS GP10 403 waits to get by with an Asplundh weed spraying train.
GP38ACs IAIS 628 & 625 propel their consist onto CN trackage
A westbound freight heads up the hill at 9:39 AM.
The east train rolls through the Iowa countryside on its way into Iowa City.
Eastbound Iowa Interstate 628 heads up the daily Council Bluffs Iowa to Blue Island (Chicago), manifest train. The old Rock Island jointed rail mainline still exists through many parts of rural Il... (more)