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Photo ID: 752536

Isn't too hard to find the Iowa Traction lines, just follow the pole line! This Monday morning finds 2 jobs out at Emery doing a push-pull operation to get cars spotted at the local gas customer. ... (more)

Railroad: Iowa Traction
Locomotive: Baldwin-Westinghouse Electric
Location: Emery, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: IATR 51
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: March 11, 2019


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By: Craig Williams

Added: Oct 30, 2020

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Photo ID: 752535

One thing that is kind of cool about the Iowa Traction is how the operator must change the trolley pole for the direction of travel. So the operator does alot of moving around from end to end as h... (more)

Railroad: Iowa Traction
Locomotive: Baldwin-Westinghouse Electric
Location: Emery, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: IATR 51
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: March 11, 2019


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By: Craig Williams

Added: Oct 30, 2020

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Photo ID: 698899

The 1921 built number 51 occupies 15 Street SW as it heads for another cut of covered hoppers from the Canadian Pacific interchange.

Railroad: Iowa Traction Railroad
Locomotive: BLW Steeple Cab
Location: Mason City, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: IATR 51
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 31, 2019


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By: Rob Schreiner

Added: Jun 02, 2019

Views: 1,774
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Photo ID: 695345

Emery is where the Iowa Traction is based with a yard and a few customers. Alot of operations happen more in Mason City around the AGP plant, so I was happy to get some rare mileage for me. The IA... (more)

Railroad: Iowa Traction Railroad
Locomotive: Baldwin-Westinghouse Electric
Location: Emery, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: IATR 51
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 02, 2019


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By: Craig Williams

Added: Apr 27, 2019

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Photo ID: 645708

An Iowa Traction electric enters the AGP corn facility to pick up cars while a truck loaded with corn waits to enter and unload its cargo.

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IATR 51 BLW Steeple Cab

Railroad: Iowa Traction Railroad
Locomotive: BLW Steeple Cab
Location: Mason City, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: IATR 51
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 18, 2017


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By: mtnclimberjoe

Added: Jan 24, 2018

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Photo ID: 590290

IATR steeplecab # 51 will celebrate its 100th anniversary in five short years in 2021. Quite an amazing feat for this small locomotive.

Railroad: Iowa Traction
Locomotive: Baldwin-Westinghouse Electric
Location: Clear Lake, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: IATR 51
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: March 30, 1997


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By: Brian Ziegler

Added: Sep 24, 2016

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Photo ID: 584930

Iowa Traction 51 is down on its knees pulling a long cut of loaded hoppers upgrade. When the rear end clears the switch, IATR 60 will tie onto the rear car, pull the drag back down the hill, then... (more)

Railroad: Iowa Traction Railroad
Locomotive: Baldwin-Westinghouse Electric
Location: Mason City, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: IATR 51
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 2015


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By: Jeff Terry

Added: Aug 04, 2016

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Photo ID: 424279

Railroad: Iowa Traction
Locomotive: Baldwin-Westinghouse Electric
Location: Emery, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: IATR 51
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: August 06, 2003


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By: Wade H. Massie

Added: Feb 08, 2013

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Photo ID: 387129

Railroad: Iowa Traction
Locomotive: Baldwin Westinghouse Steeplecab
Location: Mason City, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: IATR 51
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1990


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jan 18, 2012

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Photo ID: 376731

A crew member uncouples a cut of cars from IATR #51's train near the railroad's shops. This is one of the last electric freight railroads in the country, and their fleet of 4 steeplecabs make the ... (more)

Railroad: Iowa Traction Railroad
Locomotive: Baldwin-Westinghouse Steeplecab
Location: Mason City, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: IATR 51
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 18, 2011


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By: Jake B.

Added: Oct 01, 2011

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Photo ID: 335680

This venerable old electric locomotive rests on a Saturday morning. This loco was built in the early 1900's.

Railroad: Iowa Traction Railroad
Locomotive: Baldwin/Westinghouse
Location: Mason City, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: IATR 51
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 21, 2010


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Aug 24, 2010

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Photo ID: 210727

Iowa Traction No. 51 was built by Baldwin-Westinghouse in May of 1921 as Northeastern Oklahoma Railway No. 2. It was purchased in 1940 by the Crandic and became their No. 57, then was sold to the... (more)

Railroad: Iowa Traction
Locomotive: Baldwin-Westinghouse Electric
Location: Clear Lake, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: IATR 51
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 29, 2007


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By: Jeff Terry

Added: Nov 07, 2007

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Photo ID: 182791

Iowa Traction steeplecab# 51 (built by Baldwin-Westinghouse in May 0f 1921) spends the night in the Emery yard.

Railroad: Iowa Traction
Locomotive: Steeplecab
Location: Emery, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: IATR 51
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 25, 2006


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By: Kenneth Gear

Added: Apr 07, 2007

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Photo ID: 61289

The 1920's technology still serves the Iowa Traction well - last active freight trolley operation in the United States.

Railroad: Iowa Traction
Locomotive: Baldwin-Westinghouse Trolley
Location: Mason City, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: IATR 51
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 30, 2004


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By: Colorado Zephyr

Added: May 11, 2004

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Photo ID: 60607

Baldwin-Westinghouse built May 1921 for Northeast Oklahoma Rly, 2. Sold to Crandic 1940 renumbered 57. Sold to Kansas City Kaw Valley RR, 505, in 1954. IATR acquired car 1963 and renumbered to 51... (more)

Railroad: Iowa Traction
Locomotive: Baldwin-Westinghouse Trolley
Location: Mason City, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: IATR 51
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 29, 2004


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By: Colorado Zephyr

Added: May 05, 2004

Views: 2,091
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Favorited: 1
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