Amtrak 118 leads the westbound California Zephyr through the low lying dust of a gravel road as the crew gives my camera some waves. Chillicothe, IA on the BNSF Ottumwa Subdivision.
BNSF 8118, KCS 4854, and KCS 4140 lead the H MCNGAL1 25 east between Chillicothe and Ottumwa, Iowa.
At sunset, Amtrak train No. passes ISU switch where a coal train has been recently unloaded at a nearby power plant.
A nearly new Oakway SD60 and a Cascade Green BN U30C back onto the ISU power plant siding to pick up a string of emprty hoppers to head west.
A "nameless" 70MAC leads a westbound coal empty past another waiting on the loop track at ISU.
Brand new ES44DC's are making their madien trip west on the BNSF. The pair is few miles west of Ottumwa as they past ISU Switch near Chillicothe. The track on the left is the lead for balloon trac... (more)
5 new SD70ACes on their maiden trip west from Chicago.