Thursday, March 26, 2015

Joe Atkinson's IAIS 4th Sub Tour

Work travels this week took me up to Omaha and while I had some freetime, decided to drop by and see Joe Atkinson and his IAIS layout over in Council Bluffs. I lasted visited in the fall of 2011 and since then Joe has done alot with the scenery and backdrops.

Following along as we tour from Atlantic to Council Bluffs with plenty of photos.

Atlantic, IA 

Walnut Creek, IA

Hancock / Hancock Jct.

McClelland, IA

Council Bluffs Yard

Council Bluffs, IA

UP Pool Yard

Staging (Continuous Run)

The layout has come a long way and is alot of fun to view and operate on with the numerous sound equipped motors that have great momentum settings built in.

For more info please check out the IAIS railfan site that Joe puts updates on:


  1. Thanks for the visit and photos Greg. I really enjoyed having you here.


  2. Great photos, Greg. I have always admired Joe's layout. Some of the shots you took really show off the beautiful scenery work that he's done.