Iowa Central

The Iowa Central at Vinton, Iowa, is a prototype-freelance Layout Design Element (LDE) depicting my fictional Iowa Central, operating on former Rock Island track after the March 1980 shutdown.

My time period is in the mid to late 1980’s which provides opportunities for colorful locomotive consists as well as a variety of freight traffic. Scenic highlights are the four bridge scenes; three over creeks and one over a city street in otherwise ‘flat’ Iowa. Location photos are placed around the layout so you can check and see how the LDE is progressing in the recreation of this interesting town.