IAIS 7081 Blowing Off Some Steam

October 18, 2008. Rock Island, Illinois.

Iowa Interstate (IAIS) 7081, a Chinese built Class QJ locomotive, pulls a string of passenger cars through the yard along Centennial Expressway. The locomotive and its sister locomotive IAIS 6988 were participating in steam excursions during the weekend of October 18th and 19th.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.


  1. Great shot! Hope they can get that beautiful locomotive running again.

  2. Thanks a lot, Shelly Gunderson. I also hope that the locomotive can get up and running again.


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