A Q-train bound for LA, is about to stop at Fort Madison for a crew change. The train skirts the near banks of the Mississippi River the 1st couple miles into Iowa. For a fast built railroad, the ... (more)
Santa Fe no. 2309, a GP38u, is shown at Ft. Madison, IA between assignments. The unit was built as GP38 in June 1970 as no. 3509. It became BNSF 2199.
Santa Fe extended vision caboose brings up the rear of an intermodal freight at MP 233 from Chicago in Ft. Madison, IA on Santa Fe's Chicago-Kansas City speedway.
Conrail GP40 no. 3268 leads a pair of CR GP40-2s on a run through train on the Santa Fe at Ft. Madison, IA heading from Kansas City (Argentine) to the Streator, IL connection that circumvents Chic... (more)
Santa Fe GP38 no. 2359 idles by the sanding tower at the small engine facility at Ft. Madison, IA.
CR 3275 rolls past the Santa Fe depot at Ft. Madison, IA with not intermodal traffic on its way west from the Streator, IL run through connection to Kansas City and California. The CR GP40s were a... (more)
CR 3268 leads an eastbound freight out of Ft. Madison, IA, passing the old fort and Santa Fe northern no. 2913 along the way. It will cross the Mississippi and race east across Illinois to Streato... (more)
Santa Fe GP20 no. 3045 is reduced to switching chores at Ft. Madison, IA in June 1986. A crew goes to work at the small yard near the depot.
Ten years ago, the Mississippi River and its northern tributaries got more rain than they could handle in mid-June, causing epic flooding conditions all along the Mississippi River Valley. In Ft. ... (more)
A BNSF ACe leads coal empties back to the mines as it heads west up the Hannibal Subdivision.
A BNSF empty coal train heads back to the mines as it departs Ft.Madison.
Two years ago on June 12th, floods hit Iowa hard. In Ft. Madison, IA>, a sl... (more)
The fall colors on the distant hillsides seem to compliment the colors on the container in the BNSF yard at Ft. Madison. BNSF 5328, with a fresh crew onboard, heads off for Kansas City on a awesom... (more)