Hurricanes are not the only source of major flooding as anyone who lived thru The Great Flood of 1993 can attest. The Mississippi river set many records that year. Over a month after the river had... (more)
The setting sun glints off of an eastbound stack train and Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief as they meet at the intermediate signal bridge just west of Fort Madison in Iowa farm country. With th... (more)
Westbound freight rolls under the intermediate signal bridge at Fort Madison, Iowa as the Milky Way rises in the southern sky, silhouetting the endangered signals on a muggy, late summer's night.
After the eastbound Amtrak #4 Southwest Chief is in the clear on the main 2 track, San Bernardino bound BNSF S-CSXSBD-1-22 (Chicago,IL/CSXT-San Bernardino,CA) is crossing the Mississ... (more)
BNSF 8379 and company, hustle out of Fort Madison, Iowa.
Four P42s power today's Southwest Chief. This power is due to the large amount of mail cars on the rear of the train which was not uncommon in this time period.
The Southwest Chief crosses the Mississippi River bridge at Fort Madison with Amtrak's Phase IV heritage unit on the point.
Amtrak heritage unit 184 leads The Southwest Chief across the swing bridge that spans the mighty Mississippi River at Fort Madison on a gorgeous summer evening.
ATSF 142 subs for an ailing Amtrak unit as it cruises thru Fort Madison, IA in September of 1993. It looks like a Pepsi Can was already subbing for an F40PH. The yard in Fort Madison was still par... (more)
FORT MADISON IA Sept 18 1979 -- Santa Fe GP20u 3038 basks in the sun waiting for a call to duty.
The westbound Southwest Chief is right on time as it makes it's way across the former Santa Fe bridge in Fort Madison, Iowa. At Ft. Madison, the train wil leave the Chillicothe Sub and enter the M... (more)
A westbound Q-CXOLAC7-19A rolls across the bridge in Ft. Madison, Iowa. It's not all that hard to imagine a quarted of EMD GP60M's leading these pigs across this very bridge just 25 years ago.
An eastbound intermodal departs Fort Madison bound for Chicago.
A Roger Puta photograph.