IAIS QJ 6988 leads the 2nd trip out of five up the hill and into Altoona.
IAIS QJ #6988 leads an eastbound passenger train at Altoona Iowa.
Running between the corn and the soy beans the 6988 eastbound a couple of miles west of Mitchellville on it's first run with it's whistle screaming laying down the smoke at track speed.
Early morn at Mitchelville,IA. on the Iowa Interstate RR..
IAIS 6988 leads her second steam excursion trip of the day towards Mitchellville where she will take on 1,000 more gallons of water. IAIS 703 would lead the train West and 6988 would take it back ... (more)
In preparation for a weekend excursion, volunteers fill the tender and make final adjustments to the QJ. The train will run on both Saturday and Sunday to support fire departments along Iowa Inter... (more)
Dressed in it's new livery, IAIS QJ 6988 goes for a blue flag test run on the house track at Newton. Gone is everything white to be replaced with IAIS yellow and "GEVO lightening bolts" on the ele... (more)
Doubleheaded QJ 2-10-2's cross the JiTong line's iconic Simingyi viaduct. This perspective on the bridge shows off the marvelous civil engineering of this relatively new line.
Doubleheaded QJ 2-10-2's head a freight approaching the summit tunnel on the JiTong line. Steam had about a year left before the last major mainline steam operation in the world was dieselized.
SY 1395, displaying a portrait of General Zhu De, one of China’s greatest military leaders and the founder of the Chinese communist army, prepares for the morning shift in winter smog and haze at ... (more)