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  by Scotty Burkhardt
Iowa Northern Railway Subsidiary Hawkeye Express Company LLC takes delivery of IANR 648 former Amtrak 241. Painted by RELCO at Minooka, IL paint inspired by Rock Island passenger scheme. Plan to add nose stripes and RI logo to nose. Will operate with 6 former C&NW-Metra bi-levels for Iowa home football games. Number sequence follows RI FP-7 676-678.
Unit will be leased to IANR for freight service and other charter service when not on duty for the Hawkeyes.

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  by Amtrak31
That's a sharp looking paint scheme!