IAIS ES44AC #505

IAIS 505 at Rock Island, IL on 3-Jan-2011.
By: Erik Rasmussen
Built:Jul 2008 (GE)
Builder #:59424
IAIS Acqd:15 Oct 2008
IAIS Paint:Oct 2008 (Phase V)
Rept MarksFromToNotes
IAIS 50515 Oct 2008Present


  • All of IAIS's ES44ACs were built to CSX's ES44AH "heavy" specification at 432,000 lbs, and includes the high traction software modifications.
  • Unit was shipped from Erie, PA, in primer on 15 Aug 2008. It was painted into IAIS phase V paint at Mid-America Car in Kansas City, MO, during October 2008.
  • 505 arrived on IAIS and placed in service on 15 Oct 2008.
  • On Thursday, 11 Feb 2010, a Johnson County (Iowa) snowplow failed to yield at the Chambers Ave NW grade crossing outside Oxford, IA. 505, pulling BICB westbound, struck the plow truck in the passenger side. The two men in the plow survived with injuries, and IAIS 505 sustained significant front end damage including damage to the handrails, plow, cut lever, and lights. 505 was moved to NRE in Silvis for rebuilding and was returned to service on ???.
Standard Roster Shots
Engineer's Side
505, CIC 900 yard. 12-19-2010
Engineer's Side, Front 3/4
IAIS 505 at Rock Island, IL on 3-Jan-2011.
Conductor's Side, Front 3/4
IAIS 505 leads 157 and 710 on a coal load at Walcott, IA, on 30 Oct 2010
Conductor's Side, Rear 3/4
IAIS 505 at Iowa City. 12-19-2010.
Moline, IL.  February 25, 2009.
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