Having just departed South Amana around 10 minutes prior, 6988 wastes no time heading back towards Newton on its shakedown run.
IAIS 6988 is close to completing its first maintenance run as it rounds the curve outside of Newton Iowa.
After almost an hour in Kellogg repairing the power reverser bolt, 6988 highballs west towards Newton where they will tie down for the night before their trip to South Amana and return the next da... (more)
As a pop up thunderstorm passes to the east, Iowa Interstate 6988 has completed its first maintenance run between Kellogg and Newton as it pulls into the yard so the crew can make some adjustments... (more)
Iowa Interstate 6988 turns its wheels for the first time in 2 years after some time in storage due to COVID. The hard working crew has just finished putting the locomotive back together for upcomi... (more)
There is a tradition in Russia to launch victory steam trains on the day of victory in World War II. In this year such trains have traveled throughout the all vast Russia.
This retro train (on th... (more)
Express train early morning stopped at Daban on the way to Tongliao
IAIS 6988 pulls a short cut of freight cars west towards Newton, IA after a few days of excursions out in Illinois.
An unidentified QJ climbs the long grade out of the steel making city of Anshan in northeast China. Lacking number plates and with chalk marks on the smokebox the loco is likely making a test run ... (more)