The Southwest Cheif blast out of Ft. Madison off the siding. This train will now make 78 miles trek across southern Iowa and northern Missouri on the Marceline Sub to the next station stop at La P... (more)
Westbound Z-train blast out of Ft. Madison after a quick crew change. This crew will now make the 209 mile trip across the Marceline Sub towards Kansas City. Ft. Madison is located 234 miles west ... (more)
A westbound BNSF intermodal train was rolling across the Mississippi River at Fort Madison, IA on Sept. 13, 1996. C44-9W No. 668 was leading four GP60Ms.
A Streator-KC manifest departs Ft. Mad on the Marceline sub.
BNSF westbound leaves Ft.Madison.
BNSF triple 7 leads a westbound stack train from Fort
ATSF 8159,523,2871,5980 are just working up to track speed as they depart Fort Madison.
The early 1990's railfanning quest was get as many warbonnets as possible. The bridge at Ft. Mad. was a great spot to bag the 199 train. Early on, consists were pure EMD or GE, but by this time ... (more)
An empty coal train passes trees encased in ice in downtown Ft. Madison.
Waiting for winter..
The westbound mail train slows for a crew change at Ft. Mad passing the old Schaffer Pen factory. I was inspired by Joe McMillan's "High Green To Marceline" to shoot this spot.
Company train with the class unit #4000 on the point. The Ft. Mad yard is clogged with containers.
Old Depot at sunset.