The West Burlington Shops was the heart of the BN heavy locomotive repair and rebuild dating back to 1883. The shops were closed in 2004 by BNSF and everything moved to Galesburg and other shops. ... (more)
A large work block on the BNSF Transcon over the weekend for bridge projects had BNSF detouring trains everywhere. A few detours ran via the Ottumwa Sub including this Galesburg to Kansas City fre... (more)
A westbound hopper from Machens, MO, to Black Thunder Mine rolls out of Burlington. Here the train passes a coal train changing crews for the K-Line. Both trains are pictured in the tight confines... (more)
The California Zephyr makes it's evening trek across southern Iowa. Here the train is about 20 miles west of Burlington, with Mount Pleasant as the next station stop in 15 miles. The small town of... (more)
Amtrak's California Zephyr is stopped at the Burlington station stop roughly 2 hour late. The train now has the highball and will creep towards the Mississippi River Bridge in less than a mile and... (more)
The California Zephyr slowly pulls into the station stop at Burlington around 2 hours late. The BNSF drops down grade into the Mississippi River Valley from West Burlington. At the bottom of the g... (more)
With 786 SD70MAC's purchase in the 90's for BN and then BNSF, these beast were the mainstay power for coal trains on the BNSF system for many years. When traffic levels tanked alot of these motors... (more)
A loaded coal train treks across southern Iowa enroute to the West Olive, MI, for Consumers Power. The train is seen here passing the ISU Generating Station west of Chillicothe, IA. The train is o... (more)
Amtrak's westbound California Zephyr train No. 5 crosses the Mississippi River from Illinois into Burlington, Iowa, as seen from CZ car Silver Lariat.
A bit of sunshine breaks through a snow storm just west of Cameron, IL, as a heavy eastbound BNSF coal train roars across the landscape toward nearby Galesburg.
Amtrak No. 6 passes the BNSF yard in Burlington, IA, as it heads for the crossing of the Upper Mississippi River into Illinois.
In a hard-blowing snow storm, an eastbound BNSF coal train roars across the Illinois plains near Cameron, with its next crew change at Galesburg.
BNSF GEVO No. 5965 is DPU on the rear of an eastbound coal load at Batavia, IA. At trackside is a local grain elevator.
At dusk on a winter's evening, Amtrak No. 5 departs Galesburg, IL, for the West Coast.