Iowa Interstate is a 30th anniversary paint job pared with IAIS 513 a true Rock Island heritage unit. Passing a Iowa City landmark a true RI Depot.
516, looking like a huge rolling billboard for the Iowa Interstate, heads east across the Iowa River.
Iowa Interstate 511 and 508 slowly cross the ex-Rock Island bridge over the Iowa River as they approach the yard in Iowa City.
IAIS 500 eases over the Iowa River towards the yard at Iowa City with the CBBI (Council Bluffs to Bureau, IL). Trailing are two of the ex-Reserve Mining SD38-2s.
I was thinking about this trip earlier, it's been many years now and it wasn't until I loaded up the images I remembered....this was the day I fell in love with chasing mainline steam. I'd only h... (more)
Three years have passed since Rock Island's abandonment, but the trustee's decrepit GP18 - bent frame and all - is still shuttling up and down the mainline tying up loose ends. On this afternoon,... (more)
Now folks, that is a paint scheme! After all the trouble finding that little hidden yard, at last, the prize.
At the engine facility in Iowa City, IA, Iowa Interstate ES44AC #502 sits next to the sanding tower, awaiting its next assignment on a very cold and blustery morning of January 28, 2010.
IAIS 503 leads the daily CBBI past the old Rock Island depot in Iowa City.
Iowa Interstate 708 leads the high and wide special with a 720,000 lb transformer in the consist. The 20 axle car PTDX 202, with the transformer weighs in at 1.1 million pounds.
IAIS QJ #7081 departs Iowa City and heads over the Iowa River and makes its way west towards South Amana
In the early morning, a eastbound mixed freight slowly creeps past the former Rock Island Depot into IAIS's Iowa City yard.
Iowa Interstate 509 and two GP28-2's, pull their westbound train over the Iowa River, in Iowa City.