After meeting BICB at Walcott, IAIS 513 with the CBBI continues east through the snowy Iowa countryside
BICB races west out of the QCs.
An eastbound freight kicks up the snow outside of Walcott with pool power from the UP in the consist.
IAIS 513 leads an extra ethanol from South Amana to Silvis in the siding at Walcott while IAIS 514 passes by with the daily Blue Island to Council Bluffs freight.
IAIS's BICB passes a ethanol train tied down in the siding. Had a fun day chasing this train with fellow RP.Net Contributor Tyler McCall and others.
Two great paint schemes through the fields of Iowa.
The westbound led by GEVO 511 heads toward Iowa City.
Work continues to open the mainline at Walcott after a broken rail led to a derailment the weekend of Labor Day, 1977. Hulcher crews assist in the cleanup, putting the spilled ballast to good use... (more)
Work continues to open the mainline at Walcott after a broken rail led to a derailment the weekend of Labor Day, 1977. Hulcher and Rock crews made good use of the spilled ballast.
Rock Island Heritage unit 513 leads the daily CBBI east at Walcott
A room with a view.
IAIS 6988 and 7081 steam through Walcott, on the home stretch into Rock Island. I'm not sure what the guys were doing on the tenders, but I suspect that they were just trying to cool down. The t... (more)
Relics along the old Rock Island frame the Iowa City excursion led by a QJ returning to Train Fest.