At 6:37, the "Zephyr" called Short Line Yard to obtain permission to pass through the yard and junction. While we waited for the train, I had an interesting visit with the other railfan, and learned that he was once employed as a conductor on the Rock Island, running out of Council Bluffs. A little after 7:00, both the bus and today's MCZ appeared. The "Zephyr" was behind IAIS SD 103, with IATR 1500 generator car, hastily stenciled 750, Tallahassee (a regular on the MCZ), Naiscoot River, and coach-baggage 004.
The MCZ headed on west to Earlham, the football fans departed for a quick, if not quite so nostalgic, trip to Iowa City, and I took the Jeep back to Indianola.