RailPictures.Net Photo: AMTK 150 Amtrak GE P42DC at East of Afton, Iowa by Craig Williams
 
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Amtrak (more..)
GE P42DC (more..)
BNSF Ottumwa Sub (more..)
East of Afton, Iowa, USA (more..)
March 07, 2019
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AMTK 150 (more..)
AMTK #6 (more..)
Craig Williams (more..)
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The eastbound California Zephyr races east now on main #2 east of Afton. The train ran main #1 out of Creston to get around 2 coal trains waiting at CP 3811. The dispatcher pretty much shut down the railroad the last hour and a half to allow a route for Amtrak to swing from main to main around traffic. Now that Amtrak has dashed by here at Afton, the BNSF will go back to railroading. When Amtrak's westbound #5 gets into the picture after 8pm tonight the operations will be halted again for awhile. A large ABS section of double track is still left from Creston to near Galesburg. This operating system limits the amount of flexibility the dispatcher has to prioritize trains. The BNSF has put in a few CTC crossovers to allow for better flexibility, but large shutdown windows come to allow hotshots to stay moving. Love the BN coal hopper, probably getting to be less and less of those in service!
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