Crew change is in progress on the IAIS Chicago/Council Bluffs and Council Bluffs/Chicago trains at the west end of the Silvis Yard while the 6988 cools its heels waiting to head west to Newton,IA.... (more)
IAIS 6988 rounds the bend off of the Government Bridge and past the old Rock Island G head on its way to Newton, Illinois.
IAIS QJ 6988 leads a westbound excursion past the historic Rock Island depot in Geneseo.
IAIS QJ 6988 leads a westbound excursion into Atkinson.
Billowing through the wood line along the Illinois River is Iowa Interstate's QJ #6988. This steam locomotive was built in China in 1985 and is still seen in service here in the US.
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Iowa Interstate's 1985-built Chinese "QJ" #6988 leads a short freight train east across the UP diamond past the depot in Grinnell, Iowa.
Warm weather as we take a trip to Chillicothe, IL to catch the Iowa Interstate Steam Excursions!
IAIS QJ 6988 sits in front of the Bureau depot at the end of the day of excursions. A huge thanks goes out to the IAIS steam team for going above and beyond accommodating for the many fans present... (more)
IAIS 6988 smokes it up past the Chillicothe Sportsmans' Club in a torrential downpour. Despite looking like it was flying along, the locomotive was at the maximum track speed of only 25 mph!
Iowa Interstate's Chinese QJ 2-10-2 6988 storms past the Putnam, IL elevator on a deadhead run to Bureau Junction after running public trips from Chillicothe to Henry all day.
IAIS “QJ” 2-10-2 steam locomotive 6988 blasts past the Chillicothe Sportsmans Club in a thunderstorm on Saturday during its final run to Sparland. Copyright Steve Smedley