QJ 6988 crosses the UP diamonds on the return trip to Newton.
Henry Posner III waves as he gets ready to engineer the QJ back to Newton after a July 4th fire department fundraiser at Oxford.
519, named after the first president for the Iowa Interstate) sits on track 7 before being put into service. Although 519 was the third new GEVO added to the fleet it was the second to arrive on t... (more)
517, the first of three new GEVO's, gets prepped in the engine facility.
The result of a switch left open. Around 40 loads of coal derailed near Stanwood, Iowa. No reports of injuries.
It's not the Big Boy but how many regional railroads can boast the have steam on their roster? After a short stop to check the bearings 6988 heads east through Kellogg, Iowa on a test run from New... (more)
With daylight slowly running out, 507 has been breaking through drifts for many miles. Just west of Marengo they hit a big one.
After a successful weekend of excursions QJ 6988 stops for a pose with two members of the Iowa Interstate fleet, GEVO 511 and geep 703. Thanks to all who helped with this photo.
In preparation for a weekend excursion, volunteers fill the tender and make final adjustments to the QJ. The train will run on both Saturday and Sunday to support fire departments along Iowa Inter... (more)
Dressed in it's new livery, IAIS QJ 6988 goes for a blue flag test run on the house track at Newton. Gone is everything white to be replaced with IAIS yellow and "GEVO lightening bolts" on the ele... (more)
Warm, late afternoon sun shines on the 513 as the West Bound passes the Rock Island depot in Iowa City.
513 leads a pair of EMD's through Downey, Iowa.
Not your everyday consist. A trio of BNSF units trail IAIS 721 and slug.
Visitors to the Iowa Interstate cross the Iowa River in Iowa City.
The Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Yard in South West Cedar Rapids.