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 reco... (more)
A tiny New York to LA Z-train blast off from a crew change at Fort Madison. As one can see the whole yard is under water here and even a blue dumpster has wandered off in the flood waters!. The Mi... (more)
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 at the 3rd highest crest on recor... (more)
Coming to a stop at the new Station the old one is still down town.
Getting underway after crew change in Fort Madison.
It was pretty crazy the consists the Santa Fe would put together for their automotive trains in and out of Chicago. Sets of geeps was common in the mid-90's. Also they would throw stuff like this ... (more)
Fort Madison was an early favorite stop in my Santa Fe days. It was cool to see the trains come in for crew changes and depart. Here a 4 pack of Warbonnets begins the trek towards KC fresh off a c... (more)
BNSF 8002 leads a westbound intermodal through Fort Madison.
Hurricanes are not the only source of major flooding as anyone who lived thru The Great Flood of 1993 can attest. The Mississippi river set many records that year. Over a month after the river had... (more)
The setting sun glints off of an eastbound stack train and Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief as they meet at the intermediate signal bridge just west of Fort Madison in Iowa farm country. With th... (more)
Westbound freight rolls under the intermediate signal bridge at Fort Madison, Iowa as the Milky Way rises in the southern sky, silhouetting the endangered signals on a muggy, late summer's night.
After the eastbound Amtrak #4 Southwest Chief is in the clear on the main 2 track, San Bernardino bound BNSF S-CSXSBD-1-22 (Chicago,IL/CSXT-San Bernardino,CA) is crossing the Mississ... (more)
BNSF 8379 and company, hustle out of Fort Madison, Iowa.
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.