A pair of GP38s head for Rock Island Yard after picking up a string of empty grain hoppers in Moline.
An Iowa Interstate plow train backs into the racks at Iowa City for fuel before pushing on west. IAIS' plow #7511 led the Council Bluffs-Bureau flip after a strong winter storm drifted the eastern... (more)
An IAIS plow extra heads west towards Iowa City. The plow ran during the previous night, taking care of most of the drifts.
IAIS 713 switches cars at the East end of the yard at Newton,Iowa.
With no GE's, this can almost be considered a "classic consist" for Iowa Interstate as the train to Chicago heads over a rain-swollen Fox river in Ottawa, IL.
Where Rockets once passed, an Iowa Interstate "CBBI" train with mixed EMD and GE units approach the Mississippi crossing via the Government Bridge.
On a warm late afternoon summer day, GP38-2 713 leads seven units as they take the switch that will put them on CIC tracks and on to Cedar Rapids.
The daily Blue Island to Council Bluffs manifest is under way at Robbins, passing under vintage Rock Island searchlights reflecting back to the logo so proudly displayed on the nose.
The East Train passing the Rock Island depot at Iowa City.
The East Train is almost to Iowa City where the crew will swap trains with the BICB and return that train to Newton.
The East Train working thru freshly fallin snow at Homestead.
A quiet night in Bureau.
A quartet of GP38-2s charge west with 100 coal loads through the sleepy town of Geneseo.