Chinese QJ's Revenue Freight Photo Special
On Saturday and Sunday June 9-10, 2007 in cooperation with Henry Posner III, Iowa Interstate Railroad and SteamSpecials.com the Chinese QJ's were steamed up and pulled a revenue freight from Des Moines, Iowa to Council Bluffs, Iowa and returned on Sunday doing the same. Approx 35 railfans were a part of the paid photo charter and had the chance to see the QJ's pull a 4212 ton revenue freight from Des Moines to Council Bluffs. On Saturday the weather was great, not a cloud in the sky. Below are some photos from that great weekend of steam doubleheaded pulling revenue freight.
Click on the thumbnail photos to see larger images. The larger image is not the actual size of the photo it is only about 20% of the actual size. Original Photo size is 3072x2048 pixels.
Photos from Westbound Trip - June 9, 2007
West of Booneville, IA
Photo Line and QJ's Hickory Ave, Adair, IA
770th Ave Adair, IA
West of Anita, IA
Hancock Jct, Iowa
Extra Water Stop west of Hancock, Iowa
Not Sure of Road Number, if someone knows let me know
Photo from Sunday June 10, 2007
Iowa Interstate Yard Council Bluffs, IA
McPherson Ave High Bridge
Highway 6 Bridge
Grade Crossing MP470
Pin Oak Road Bridge
Steam Crew, IAIS Crew and Henry Posner pose with the QJ's at Booneville after the eastbound run on Sunday
A BIG THANK YOU to Henry Posner, the Iowa Interstate Railroad for bringing out the QJ's and letting them run a revenue freight. BIG THANKS to Jim Gunning and Bill Raia from SteamSpecials.Com for organizing the Photo Special with the QJ's. It was a great weekend.
Actual Size of photo file is 3072x2048 pixels or about 1 to 1.5 MB per photo. Of course photos on the CD will not have the "Steam Trains and Tractors" watermark printed across them.
All Photos above were taken by Keith Schmidt Copyright 2007
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