IAIS's westbound Blue Island-Council Bluffs manifst is massively overpowered as it departs up the steep grade out of the Mississippi River Valley. The consists is: SD38-2, SD38-2, GP38-2 (DIT), th... (more)
709 and 151 wait to make a pick up to add to there train.
Five units running long hood forward on the nose SD38-2 155, 4 GP38-2. Nice way to hit my 50th photo.
BICB makes it's pick up in front of the Rock Island built Iowa City depot.
Daily Blue Island-Council Bluffs manifest sits in the clear as an extra off IHB backs into Burr Oak Yard at Vermont Street.
An Alco and 2 GP10's roll the Blue Island, IL to Council Bluffs, IA freight towards the west. The train is between Iowa City, IA and Newton, IA on the IAIS 3rd Sub as they pass thru Malcom, MP 293... (more)
The Blue Island to Council Bluffs train rolls west with 5 units a few miles west of Ladora. This train is running alittle bit late today. Normally by now this train would be west of Newton, but th... (more)
BICB is working back up to track speed after clearing the 10 mph thru Grinnell. The train has just crossed the UP's Oskaloosa Branch in Grinnell. 3 GP 38-2's power today's train that is around 50 ... (more)
The Blue Island, IL to Council Bluffs, IA freights crosses 110th St west of Malcom. The train is heading towards Newton, IA for the next work and crew change. BICB is rolling along at a steady 40 ... (more)
An old Dodge truck sits outback of this farmstead east of Newton as the Blue Island, IL to Council Bluffs, IA freights pulls into Newton. The train is only a mile from the east yard limits at Newt... (more)
A late running West train throttles up for the climb at Davenport.
Waiting for Metra to turn them loose westbound from Burr Oak. Glad to see some six axles on the roster again.
The west train passes through Walcott, Iowa on a cold February day.
IAIS 721 rolls west past the old Rock Island depot at West Liberty, Ia, with the BICB.
BICB finishes watering up just west of Hancock.