On Wednesday, 6-Sep-2006, QJ 6988 led westbound IAIS freight BICB-05 from Iowa City, IA, as far west as the wye at Yocum Connection (just beyond Homestead). It then returned to Iowa City as light power, running in reverse.
Running light, passing the old Iowa City depot
Crossing the west end of the Iowa River bridge in Iowa City
6988 and BICB-05 westbound through Coralville
6988 was cut off the train and pulled onto the wye at Yocum to allow BICB to continue westward
6988 rounds the curve just west of Tiffin, IA, with BICB in tow
Wednesday's BICB with 6988 on the front, crossing the Iowa River bridge
Wednesday's BICB with 6988 on the front, crossing the Iowa River bridge (#2)
Wednesday's BICB with 6988 on the front, crossing the Iowa River bridge, from behind Professional Muffler in Iowa City
More work preparing 6988 for the run to Rock Island on Thursday
After its initial test run, 6988 was being prepared for a move to Rock Island at the Iowa City yard on Thursday, 7-Sep-2006.
6988's builders plate
This is a shot of the initial steam-up on September 3, out on the Industrial Siding.
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Last modified on September 19, 2006 at 09:45.