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Amtrak Across Iowa
The California Zephyr cuts across the state at night on its way west, but runs in daylight while heading east. The Southwest Chief runs through the Southeast corner of Iowa, stopping only in Fort Madison.
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Photo ID: 746122

Someone at BNSF should be pretty proud they spent some money to get this fancy control point done. Guessing that taxpayers or the utility company (taxpayers again) payed for this setup, sure it wa... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: West of Chillicothe, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 189
Train ID: AMTK #5
Photo Date: May 29, 2020


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By: Craig Williams

Added: Aug 24, 2020

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Photo ID: 734964

Amtrak #6 is seen at Red Oak with plenty of express business on the head end.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Red Oak, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 303
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 01, 1993


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By: Paul F. De Luca

Added: May 04, 2020

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Photo ID: 726721

The Eastbound California Zephyr races through rural Iowa heading for Chicago.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Zero, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 51
Train ID: 6
Photo Date: February 22, 2020


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By: Sambro333

Added: Feb 24, 2020

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Photo ID: 689368

Coming to a stop at the new Station the old one is still down town.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Fort Madison, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 288
Train ID: AMTK 4
Photo Date: March 14, 1987


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By: Scott Marsh

Added: Mar 01, 2019

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Photo ID: 678865

Amtrak's California Zephyr makes good time as they blast thru Fairfield on the BNSF Ottumwa Sub. The train is passing the old ex-CB&Q freight depot which is still used by the BNSF MofW personnel. ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Fairfield, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 53
Train ID: AMTK 6
Photo Date: November 11, 2018


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By: Craig Williams

Added: Nov 27, 2018

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Photo ID: 656230

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)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Danville, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 204
Train ID: AMTK 5
Photo Date: April 07, 2018


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By: Craig Williams

Added: Apr 28, 2018

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Photo ID: 656229

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)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Burlington, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 174
Train ID: AMTK 6
Photo Date: April 07, 2018


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By: Craig Williams

Added: Apr 28, 2018

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Photo ID: 620964

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.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Fort Madison, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: 6
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 18, 1999


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By: BN-SF

Added: Jun 24, 2017

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Photo ID: 588305

The westbound Southwest Chief is right on time as it makes it's way across the former Santa Fe bridge in Fort Madison, Iowa. At Ft. Madison, the train wil leave the Chillicothe Sub and enter the M... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Fort Madison, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 85
Train ID: A 3
Photo Date: August 20, 2016


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By: Justin Sandlin

Added: Sep 07, 2016

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Photo ID: 562920

Amtrak's Blackhawk waits to load passengers and depart Dubuque for Chicago at the former Illinois Central depot.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P30CH
Location: Dubuque, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 708
Train ID: The Blackhawk
Photo Date: September, 1977


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Jan 22, 2016

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Photo ID: 517708

Just crossed into Iowa from MO #4 rolls for Fort Madison and Chicago.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE B32-8 (Dash 8-32B)
Location: Argyle, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK517
Train ID: #4
Photo Date: September, 2004


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By: Scott Marsh

Added: Feb 05, 2015

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Photo ID: 504654

374 became Panama Canal Railway 1860

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PHR
Location: Burlington, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 374
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 14, 1991


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By: Pete Greischar

Added: Nov 01, 2014

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Photo ID: 503790

Amtrak 207 and 816 are leading the Eastbound California Zephyr.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Albia, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 207
Train ID: Train #6
Photo Date: October 05, 2014


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By: John Shine

Added: Oct 26, 2014

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Photo ID: 490433

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Burlington, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 363
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 07, 1991


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By: Pete Greischar

Added: Jul 20, 2014

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Photo ID: 450856

The golden setting sun highlights the westbound California Zephyr as it decends the grade out of town, approaching the local BNSF 664 train that is switching out cars at the Dexter iron foundry.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Fairfield, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: 179
Train ID: Train #5
Photo Date: September 10, 2013


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By: lamontr

Added: Sep 11, 2013

Views: 1,553
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