RailPictures.Net Photo: UP 3914 BNSF Railway EMD SD70M at Fort Madison, Iowa by Craig Williams
 
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BNSF Railway (more..)
EMD SD70M (more..)
BNSF Chillicothe Sub (more..)
Fort Madison, Iowa, USA (more..)
June 03, 2019
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UP 3914 (more..)
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The Mississippi River has caused alot of headaches in the Midwest with the railroads this spring. The river crested at Burlington, IA, (19 miles upstream) on 6-02 was the 3rd highest crest on record at 24.48 feet. The record was set in 2008 at 25.78 feet. The water at Fort Madison is starting to go down, but it has a long ways to go before the yard can be put back in service. Here a UP stacker, using trackage rights, stops before the Mississippi river bridge to wait for Amtrak's Southwest Chief to round them up before proceeding east on the Chillicothe Sub into Illinois. The BNSF Hannibal Sub (between the depots on the far right) is under water in many spots along the Mississippi River including couple spots thru Fort Madison. The BNSF is doing a good job keeping the busy Transcon main open considering all the high water thru town. Pretty sure back in 1993/2008 the mainline didn't do as well with higher river crests.
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