Photos from the Appanoose County Community Railroad Excursion

Centerville, Iowa

Saturday, August 16, 2008

On August 16, 2008, the Southern Appalachia Railway Museum chartered a train on the Appanoose County Community Railroad from Centerville toAlbia, Iowa. The trip included a lunch stop at the Wabash Depot Museum at Moravia. Roughly 50 passengers enjoyed a full day's ride over trackage from three historic railroads; Burlington, Rock Island, and Wabash. The Appanoose County Community Railroad is based out of Centerville, Iowa, and operates 35 miles of rail to the BNSF at Albia, Iowa. Chris Guenzler's website at also has photos and a description of the trip.

See photos from a morning at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa on Augst 17, 2008, too.

Our engine and two open cars head east from Centerville around the CBQ-CRIP connection.

There was plenty of room onboard to get comfortable. The cars were operated in Southern Railway excursion service back in the 1970's.

A wonderful sunny day for rubys.

Riders were able to photograph the crew running the engine around at Albia.


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