6988 heads east on its first trip of the day near Victor.
6988 is bound for Altoona with a morning steam excursion.
6988 heads east towards Victor blowing lots of steam through the Iowa countryside.
IAIS 6988 charges eastbound just outside town with the first of the Mitchellville steam excursions!
Iowa Interstate "QJ" #6988 really brought out the crowds as the Datong, China built steam locomotive highballs through the small town of Altoona, Iowa.
Railfans who were fortunate enough to witness the last years of steam on the Jitong Railway will never forget the experience, particularly if they braved the sub-freezing temperatures to capture t... (more)
6988 is out in the country but will soon arrive in Mitchellville.
Iowa Interstate QJ 6988 leads a excursion east, just west of Michellville.
Iowa Interstate QJ 6988 leads a excursion into Mitchellville. Word on the street has it this is the last weekend of excursions for the 6988 before retirement.
6988 leads one of its trips back into Mitchellville, where it will re-load passengers.