Chinese QJ 2-10-2's and Milwaukee Road #261 Tripleheader !!!
On Saturday September 16, 2006 the Chinese QJ's 2-10-2's coupled up to Milwaukee Road #261 4-8-4 and with a tripleheader pulled an excursion train west to Bureau, IL where the train would be turned and return to Rock Island, IL A Tripleheader with these size locomotives is extremely RARE, especially in 2006. The excursions were run inconjunction with the RiverWay 2006 celebration in the Quad Cities.
September 16, 2006
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Eastbound in Moline at Railroad Ave and 11th Street
Eastbound on Rock River Bridge Colona, IL
2050th Road west of Atkinson, IL
Eastbound at Mineral, IL
Eastbound at Tiskilwa, IL
Westbound at Tiskilwa, IL
Westbound, west of Atkinson, IL
Some of the "Chasers" on Hwy 6
Westbound, East of Geneseo, IL on Ford Road
Westbound, Rock River Bridge
Stopped at Silvis, IL
QJ #6988 leader of the tripleheader
QJ #7081 Second in line
Milw #261 a Special Guest
Preparing to Depart Silvis, IL
Westbound along Railroad Ave in Moline, IL
Sunset on the Tripleheader as it return to Modern Woodmans after completing the trip.
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