Well, since it's practically on the Iowa Interstate, I'd expect the Chinese QJs, as well as possibly the Rock Island heritage ES44AC to be there. It's also right off the CP/IC&E so I wouldn't rule CP 2816 out either. NKP 765 is another possibilty, as it could get there down a BNSF-IAIS routing or right down the IC&E into Davenport, then onto the IAIS from there. I'd expect all the visiting steam engines that would go to use those two routes, as going straight down the Rock Island would involve using CSX and Metra track. Metra can be pretty iffy with steam, and CSX, you can pretty much forget it with. I could also see CP, CSX, BNSF, Iowa Northern, Boone & Scenic Valley and UP sending stuff in addition to Iowa Interstate, plus I could see Amtrak sending stuff to promote their future service to the Quad Cities. A longshot would be 261 if it's done, and maybe IRM could send some equipment such as the Nebraska Zephyr. Leviathan should have no problem getting there, that's practically just a two hour or so drive for them, plus I could see the 0-4-0s that were in Owosso going to this event too. I think if everyone agrees on routings, this could have the potential to match the Owosso event. Iowa Interstate knows how to put on a show alone, throw in some visiting engines, and this is gonna be quite a fun event. I could see them running trips up the Iowa Interstate mainline, and also down the IC&E which parralels the Mississippi River in Davenport, which would make for some excellent photo opportunities.
Robby Gragg - Proud fan of the EJ&E Railway