I was told by an old-timer Santa Fe Engineer once that you could tell on the Marceline Sub when you were going up or down on the hills. The top of most grades were at an overpass, and the bottoms ... (more)
A westbound stack train passes under one of the few remaining Santa Fe signal bridges on the Marceline Sub.
A Logistic Park, IL, to Long Beach, CA, stack train works ups the .75-.80% grade into New Boston as they pass the approach signal for the Argyle crossovers in southern Iowa. An eastbound vehicle t... (more)
A premium train from Chicago,IL, to San Bernardino, CA, fly thru the short section of Iowa on the Transcon Main. The train is seen here passing thru the small town of New Boston fresh off a crew c... (more)
Westbound Z-train from Global 4, IL, to Tuscon, AR, blast under the signal bridge in the small southeastern town of New Boston. The BNSF Transcon Mainline skirts the far southeast part of Iowa for... (more)
Back in the Santa Fe days, most the intermediate signals were on bridges like this one along the Marceline Sub. With the changes and upgrades for the coming PTC, only a few intermediate bridges ar... (more)
At 5:02 p.m. on May 31, 1986, Santa Fe’s 321 train rumbles through New Boston, Iowa, with bright caboose No. 999268 trailing the eastbound freight.
Rolling on the short stretch in Iowa on the transcon
A westbound UP autorack train is passing MP 244 on the Marceline Sub. The train is passing the east approach signal for the crossoves at Argyle.
A westbound stack train heads west near the small town of New Boston, IA, just east of the crossovers at Arygle, IA. Only 20 miles of the Marceline Sub clips the southeast part of Iowa.