The “Silver Meteor” races southward into the neck of the Funnel as a semi-retired ex-military firetruck catches some rays of winter sun.
Coming to a stop at the new Station the old one is still down town.
Amtrak's California Zephyr makes good time as they blast thru Fairfield on the BNSF Ottumwa Sub. The train is passing the old ex-CB&Q freight depot which is still used by the BNSF MofW personnel. ... (more)
The California Zephyr makes it's evening trek across southern Iowa. Here the train is about 20 miles west of Burlington, with Mount Pleasant as the next station stop in 15 miles. The small town of... (more)
Amtrak's California Zephyr is stopped at the Burlington station stop roughly 2 hour late. The train now has the highball and will creep towards the Mississippi River Bridge in less than a mile and... (more)
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 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)
Amtrak's Blackhawk waits to load passengers and depart Dubuque for Chicago at the former Illinois Central depot.
Just crossed into Iowa from MO #4 rolls for Fort Madison and Chicago.
374 became Panama Canal Railway 1860
Amtrak 207 and 816 are leading the Eastbound California Zephyr.
The golden setting sun highlights the westbound California Zephyr as it decends the grade out of town, approaching the local BNSF 664 train that is switching out cars at the Dexter iron foundry.
The Amtrak "Southwest Chief" hastily races beneath the intermediate signals at MP241 on the Marceline Sub., just west of Fort Madison by a couple miles.
Amtrak Southwest Limited rolls eastbound as it makes its mid-morning appearance at Fort Madison. An early morning thunderstorm has gave way to hazy sunshine. SDP40F's 521, 505 and 512 lead 12 cars... (more)