If you say Rutledge to railroaders around the CP/ICE/IMRL/SOO/MILW, the famed hill at Ottumwa comes to mind. This grade is a steep 1.8% out of the Des Moines River Valley leaving Ottumwa. Their ar... (more)
We're stopped at the detector on top of Rutledge Hill. We finished doubling the hill and an air test will be made and we'll head east to Davenport. Rutledge was the place on the old Milwaukee Road... (more)
SPKC is in full dynamics as she slides down Rutledge Hill through some fall color on the north side of Ottumwa.