Iowa Traction Railroad

Check out this video on YouTube:

I can’t even begin to describe how much I’d like to see this operation in person.



  1. Chris, some years ago I saw a US TV news report (might have been 60 Minutes) which featured an interview with the owner/operator of the IATR. He was also a model railroader. He mentioned that if he had a model derailment, he could just go upstairs and have supper. With the real thing, it had to be cleaned up!

    Awesome operation indeed; a real anachronism

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