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  Trip Report: Chinese Steam in the Heartland - Chapter 5
  Sun & Mon, Sep 17-18
Sunday's run back from Muscatine and Monday's westbound steam-powered freight
  From: Chinese Steam in the Heartland Dates: September 14-18, 2006 Author: Nathan Holmes


Photo 66
Here's Sunday's run to Muscatine, having been turned and once again heading north in the afternoon (DJH Photo)
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Photo 67
Just north of Muscatine, the two take off though the rain on the IC&E back to Davenport (DJH Photo)
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Photo 68
Between Muscatine and Fairport along Highway 22. (DJH Photo)
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Photo 69
Approaching Montpelier and the junction with the Ipsco steel mill spur. (DJH Photo)
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Smoking things up along the Buffalo waterfront (DJH Photo)
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Photo 71
Back on IAIS rails, the two QJs head across the Mississippi to Rock Island via the Government Bridge (DJH Photo)
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Photo 72
After the RiverWay 2006 excursions, the two QJs worked their way west at the point of a 20ish car freight on Monday morning. Here they are crossing Y-40 at Walcott, IA. (DJH Photo)
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And on into Walcott with tool car IAIS 9201 and freight in tow
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QJs in the cornfields between Walcott and Stockton (DJH Photo)
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Photo 75
6988's boiler gets a blow-down as they approach Durant (DJH Photo)
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Past the Wilton depot... (DJH Photo)
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Photo 77
A better look at the mural on the side of tool car IAIS 9201.
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Photo 78
One last look - the famous Atalissa, IA shot. The two will continue to Iowa City, where they'll drop the freight and run light (with their tool car) out to Newton. Once there, the fires will be dropped and the units stored, awaiting their sale or another excursion. (DJH Photo)
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All photographs in this trip report were taken with a Canon EOS 20D using either a Canon 24-105mm F4 L IS/USM or a Canon 75-300mm f4-5.3 IS/USM.