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Train Parking

July 22, 2011. Rock Island, IL.

I'm just going to park this one right here for +SteamySunday​, hosted by +Shelly Gunderson​ and +Paul Pavlinovich​.

Seen here is Nickel Plate 765 at the Rock Island Train Festival. The train was returning back to the yard along the Mississippi River front where the festival was occurring, after an excursion.

#SteamySunday #NickelPlate #765 #steam #locomotive #monochrome
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261 at Birmingham

Birmingham, Missouri. September 26, 2005.

Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (nicknamed Milwaukee Road) 261 leads an excursion north on the joint Union Pacific/I&M Rail Link mainline. The steamer and its train had been on display at Kansas City Union Station, and now 261 was headed back home to Minneapolis, Minnesota.

A bit of +SteamySunday and +Cableicous, all at the same time.

#SteamySunday #Cableicous #monochrome #steam #locomotive
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IAIS 6988 and IAIS 7081 at Rock Island

October 18, 2008. Rock Island, Illinois.

IAIS 6988 and IAIS 7081 are making a switching move along the riverfront in Rock Island. The locomotives are backing their way down along the Mississippi riverfront.

For +SteamySunday​, hosted by +Paul Pavlinovich​ and +Shelly Gunderson​.

#railroad #railroadphotography #steamysunday #steamlocomotive

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IAIS 6988 and IAIS 7081 at Rock Island

October 18, 2008. Rock Island, Illinois.

Iowa Interstate Railway (IAIS) 6988 and IAIS 7081 are seen here making a back up move south along the Mississippi River, near the 24th Street Bridge.

Some steamy action for, +SteamySunday, curated by +Shelly Gunderson and +Paul Pavlinovich.

#monochrome #railroadphotography #steamysunday #steam #locomotive #IowaInterstate
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Steamy Highlights at Rock Island

October 18, 2008. Rock Island, Illinois.

IAIS 6988 and IAIS 7081 head toward the IAIS' yard in Rock Island, IL. The locomotives had uncoupled from their train and were making a switching move.

Some double steam action for +SteamySunday, curated by +Shelly Gunderson and +Paul Pavlinovich.

#steamlocomotive #railroad #railway #railroadphotography #blackandwhite #monochrome #steamysunday
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Smoke Filled Sky at Durant

October 18, 2008. Durant, Iowa.

As the early morning fog begins to burn off, Iowa Interstate (IAIS) 6988 and Iowa Interstate 7081 steam through Durant, Iowa. This special IAIS revenue freight train was headed to Rock Island, Illinois. After delivering the freight, the two locomotives ran special passenger excursions over the weekend of October 18 and 19, 2008.

Lots of smoke and steam for +SteamySunday, curated by +Shelly Gunderson and +Paul Pavlinovich.

#steamlocomotive #steamysunday #monochrome #blackandwhite #smoke #steam
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Steam Along the Riverfront

October 18, 2008. Rock Island, Illinois.

Some #SteamySunday action as IAIS 6988 and IAIS 7081 fill the air with smoke during a switching move along the riverfront in Rock Island.

For +SteamySunday, curated by +Shelly Gunderson and +Paul Pavlinovich.

#RockIsland #railroadphotography #steamlocomotive #blackandwhite #monochrome
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IAIS 6988 and IAIS 7081 at Taylor Street, Part II

October 18, 2008. Davenport, Iowa.

Here's another shot of IAIS 6988 and IAIS 7081 as they roll east at Taylor Street. Both of these QJ locomotives were built and used in China, before being purchased by the Iowa Interstate Railroad and brought to the US.

#steamlocomotive #railroadphotography #IAIS #railroad #railway #ironhorse


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IAIS 6988 and IAIS 7081 at Taylor Street

October 18, 2008. Davenport, Iowa.

IAIS 6988 and IAIS 7081 lead a revenue freight east at Taylor Street. The two steamers were making a special revenue run to the Quad Cities, where they then ran steam public excursions on October 18-19, 2008.

Some steamy action for +SteamySunday​​, hosted by +Shelly Gunderson​​ and +Paul Pavlinovich​​.

#steamlocomotive #quadcities #railroadphotography #steamysunday


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IAIS 6988 and IAIS 7081 at Arsenal Island

October 18, 2008. Rock Island, Illinois.

IAIS 6988 and IAIS 7081 lead a train east onto the bridge over the Mississippi River between Arsenal Island (an actual island in the river) and Rock Island, Illinois (not an actual island).

More steam for +SteamySunday, by +Shelly Gunderson and +Paul Pavlinovich.

#ironhorse #steamlocomotive #IAIS #Railroad #railway #rockisland #bridge #blackandwhite #monochrome #steamysunday #ChineseClassQJ #locomotive
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