The Southwest Chief blast thru the crossovers at Argyle in the late evening. Couple BNSF Z-trains are in a holding pattern on Main #2 while the Dispatcher keeps the silver streak moving on time we... (more)
An Eddyville, IA, loaded corn syrup train is bound for the west as they pass thru the control point at Argyle. Alot of these trains go to Coke-A-Cola for soda pop making. This train is running in ... (more)
Well the beginning to the end has begun on the Marceline Sub. Here at Argyle a westbound Z-train passes one the sets of new signals in service and the old ex-Santa Fe signals are turned. I was at ... (more)
Hot westbound BNSF Z passes underneath the ATSF Cantilever signal just east of Argyle,IA 7/24/10
After waiting for an eastbound UP and a power move, this westbound Z-train is back on the move at Argyle. This train will crossover from main 2-1 here around a work gang working west of Argyle. Th... (more)
After crossing the Des Moines River there in Iowa now and only a short 12 miles to Fort Madison,IA
An eastbound stack train has just top the grade of the Des Moines River Valley as it passes thru the small town of Argyle in southern Iowa. The train has 10 miles left before reaching the next cre... (more)
In uncharacteristicly rugged spot for Iowa. Santa Fe train 991 makes its way up grade from the Des Moines River crossing.
In the early 1990's, inspired by Joe McMillan's "High Green To Marceline" and the rebirth of the warbonnet, my buddies and I railfanned as many of the photo locations on SF's east end as possible,... (more)
Eastbound Train 991 near the Iowa/Missouri Border.
Westbound train 991 lead by 3 FP45's at Argyle interlocking. The locomotives are returning from hauling an eastbound executive train the day before.
The sun comes out for a few minutes, just in time for this eastbound ballast train splitting the westbound signals for AC.
A dirty CSXT 4847 rumbles east through Argyle.
BNSF 5073 rolls east through Argyle, complying with an open door policy :)
Entering Iowa from Missouri.