A pair of QJ's drift past the lower quadrant semaphores into Xiakengzi station, while another pair leave a trail of steam and smoke as the labor uphill with a maximum 2300 tonne train towards the ... (more)
The 6988 marks the rear of the second benefit run of the day as the train returns to Brooklyn.
Iowa Interstate 6988 has coupled up to its train & is pulling out of the shop lead as it begins its deadhead move to Brooklyn, Iowa.
Iowa Interstate 703 leads the final benefit run of the day back into Mitchellville, Iowa.
Iowa Interstate 6988 pulls the benefit train out of the siding so the diesel can pull the train to the loading platform for the first run of the day.
Iowa Interstate 6988 returns to Mitchellville with the second of two test trips for the benefit of the Mitchellville Volunteer Fire Department the next day.
"A Nice Surprise"
After landing in Des Moines earlier that morning and getting my rental car, I headed straight for Newton in the hopes of catching the ferry move to Mitchellville, expecting th... (more)
IAIS QJ 6988 departs Brooklyn passing the former Rock Island depot and maintenance shed with an excursion to Victor.
After 2 days of pulling passenger trains, the QJ 6988 returned to Newton Iowa pulling a revenue freight train.
IAIS QJ 6988 crosses the former M&StL at Grinnell on the deadhead move from Newton to Brooklyn. The QJ will spend the day making fundraising excursions from Brooklyn to Victor for the Brooklyn fir... (more)
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.
Iowa Interstate QJ 6988 trails a westbound excursion just east of Altoona.
The QJ heads east to Mitchellville gaining speed in Altoona.