California Zephyr heads East through Ottumwa.
BNSF 9498, with the help of a BNSF GEVO, puts on a good show as it hauls the second half of its train up the steep grade out of Ottumwa, IA.
Helpers in Iowa CEFX 1036, CSXT 136, and CP 4612 are returning to CP's Ottumwa Yard after shoving a loaded coal train up out of the river bottoms. This power came on CP's 474, bound for Kan... (more)
Ex-MoPac SD on the point of a coal train from KC headed to Muscatine,IA. at Ottumwa on the CP.
Superintendent Joe Kramer and Trainmaster's Thurow and Moerke stand next to the Nahant Hi-Rail at Ottumwa,IA.. We're on an inspection trip from Kansas City to Chicago. Not sure of the date but it... (more)
Northbound NS train waits for a crew at CP Ottumwa Yard.
BNSF 9339 passes the newly added "raised" signal boxes. After the flood of the Des Moines River a few years back, the BNSF and CP invested money is raising the components of the diamond, all of th... (more)
BJR's 714 sits in the Ottumwa Yard near sunset.
The California Zephyr pulls into Ottumwa for station stop and crew change. The train would be stopped 22 minutes and then back on the move west for the next stop at Osceola, IA. Here they past the... (more)
BNSF SD70MAC 9718 and another SD70MAC lead a coal train East through Ottumwa.
BNSF 4412 leads an Eastbound through Ottumwa. The train originated in Eddyville,Iowa.
A black bandit with Milwaukee 141 wait in the Ottumwa Yard. Parings like this were the norm in 1987.
Nearly new Soo 6058 leads a southbound train out of Ottumwa.