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Date: 12/30/13 06:25
Iowa Pacific E-9 #9925 Visiting Iowa
Author: CNW8531

I don't have any information on this unit other than it's been set out here for mechanical reasons. I first noticed it sitting in Ames yard about three weeks ago when I went by on the train, nearly throwing my neck out in the process. A few days later I observed it once again this time sitting all alone on the Marshalltown service tracks. Most recently on my last trip east I saw it parked all by itself here in Boone this past Saturday. I couldn't do much about it while at work other than notice it was there and steal a quick glance as we passed on by. I did decide to drive out to Boone yesterday on my day off in hopes it would still be there. It was and here's the shots of it sitting by the turntable. If anyone knows the reason why it's been held up here for several days now and where it's bound once it does leave please let me know. At any rate it's one fine looking locomotive and I dig that paint job. E's really rock!!








Date: 12/30/13 08:07
Re: Iowa Pacific E-9 #9925 Visiting Iowa
Author: hwb36604

looks great



Date: 12/30/13 08:32
Re: Iowa Pacific E-9 #9925 Visiting Iowa
Author: ntharalson

First of all, nice work, Angus, thanks for taking the time to
check this out.

I'm thinking this is an ex-BN,nee-Q E8, rebuilt for Metra. Two
reasons: one, the number fits that series and two: no portholes
and look at the HEP equipment on the rear of the locomotive.
It would be nice if someone more knowledgeable than I could
provide this engine's history.

Thanks again, Angus.

Nick Tharalson,
Marion, IA



Date: 12/30/13 08:37
Re: Iowa Pacific E-9 #9925 Visiting Iowa
Author: dan

Q engine



Date: 12/30/13 08:37
Re: Iowa Pacific E-9 #9925 Visiting Iowa
Author: WichitaJct

I like the way the ditch lights are recessed. That preserved the overall contour of the nose.



Date: 12/30/13 09:18
Re: Iowa Pacific E-9 #9925 Visiting Iowa
Author: bnsfsd70

What a beautiful engine and paint job. No idea what it's story is, but thanks for the pictures.

- Jeff Carlson

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Date: 12/30/13 09:48
Re: Iowa Pacific E-9 #9925 Visiting Iowa
Author: SP8595

Anybody know the initials for the Iowa Pacific? And no, it is not the IP! I already tried that:}



Date: 12/30/13 10:22
Re: Iowa Pacific E-9 #9925 Visiting Iowa
Author: xrds72

This is SLRG 9925, originally CB&Q 9995, built 1954, upgraded 1973



Date: 12/30/13 13:19
Re: Iowa Pacific E-9 #9925 Visiting Iowa
Author: NDHolmes

SP8595 Wrote:
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> Anybody know the initials for the Iowa Pacific?
> And no, it is not the IP! I already tried that:}

I think most of their equipment travels under SLRG reporting marks.

I saw 9925 sitting in Boone on Saturday and grabbed a couple shots. Wish we knew where she was headed before mechanical issues popped up.



Date: 12/30/13 14:42
Re: Iowa Pacific E-9 #9925 Visiting Iowa
Author: ACR_Ted

Here is a photo of CBQ 9995 taken from Roosevelt Road in Chicago on July 5, 1966.

Ted




Date: 12/30/13 14:50
Re: Iowa Pacific E-9 #9925 Visiting Iowa
Author: BigSkyBlue

Burlington's very last E unit.

BSB



Date: 12/30/13 15:31
Re: Iowa Pacific E-9 #9925 Visiting Iowa
Author: SP8595

SLRG 9925 shows originating at Elk Grove Village, IL from the Iowa Pacific.
Destination is Walsenburg, CO and the SLRG Railway



Date: 12/31/13 13:29
Re: Iowa Pacific E-9 #9925 Visiting Iowa
Author: pnger64

Drove by the yard in Boone this afternoon and the engine appears to have departed the area. Any info anyone?



Date: 12/31/13 15:08
Re: Iowa Pacific E-9 #9925 Visiting Iowa
Author: MILW16

pnger64 Wrote:
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> Drove by the yard in Boone this afternoon and the
> engine appears to have departed the area. Any info
> anyone?


It left Boone early this morning and is in North Platte now.



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