As time marches on, the railroads have worked hard sterilizing their mainlines by replacing or tearing down history along the right of ways. From signals, to buildings, to signs, as each year pass... (more)
The old Farmers Co-op Association elevator on the northside of Chariton doesn't sound long for the world. Guy at the feedmill next door said the elevator is privately owned now and plans are to t... (more)
At Chariton we caught this eastbound Lincoln, NE, to Galesburg, IL, manifest train. A 30 mph permanent slow order protects the tight s-curves thru town. The CB&Q had 2 old branchlines that broke o... (more)
BNSF 9086 brings up the rear of a eastbound coal load at Chariton, Iowa.
A west bound empty coal train heads through Chariton, Iowa.
A westbound with empty buckets curve to the west at Chariton.
A 1x1 coal train is still working hard to get back up to the 30mph speed limit as they work thru the town of Chariton. This coal train is bound for Peoria, ILL. to be transloaded into barge for Ha... (more)
3 ES44AC units power this 2x1 coal train as it eases thru downtown Chariton at 30mph eastbound. This a coal train from Antelope Mine, WY to Machens, MO for Union Electric.
Blasting its way thru town on it first run East
Two SD 75's crest hil with loaded coal