Chinese QJ 2-10-2 Doubleheader
September 17, 2006
On September 17, 2006 the Chinese QJ's doubleheaded to pull an excursion train from Davenport, IA to Muscatine, IA and return. The weather wasn't quite as nice but still the clouds broke and the sun broke out several times. However storms broke out while the train was in Muscatine and it rained hard. This was the last passenger train pulled by the Chinese QJ's. This excursion train was run on the tracks of the Iowa Chicago and Eastern railroad. The two 2-10-2's will be stored in Newton, Iowa hoping to be sold and run again.
Another Tripleheader ?? No #261 will be uncoupled before departure from Rock Island, IL
Crossing the Mississippi River on the combination Railroad and Road bridge.
Highway 61 Bridge just south of ICE yard
Along Hwy 61 in Buffalo, Iowa
Along Highway 61 east of Muscatine, Iowa
Westbound at Muscatine 41st street, heading to the wye
Departing Muscatine eastbound back to Rock Island in the rain, from the Mark Twain overlook
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All Photos above were taken by Keith Schmidt Copyright 2004
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