On the morning of April 24, 1988, an eastbound Santa Fe freight crosses the wide Mississippi River from Fort Madison, Iowa, into Illinois on an impressive multi-span deck and truss bridge built in... (more)
Bnsf 4213 races past a bean field in the river bottoms of Niota IL, Just a few more miles they will be crossing the Mississippi and a crew change will take this hotshot to Kc.
Getting up to track speed after crossing the Mississippi on its way to Chicago.
Amtrak's Southwest Limited accelerates up to track speed after departing Fort Madison and clearing the Mississippi River bridge.
TPW GP40 1000 leads an eastbound freight over Santa Fe's Mississippi River bridge from Fort Madison, IA into Niota, IL and will regain TPW rails at Lomax, several miles east. This bridge is uniqu... (more)
Crossing the mighty Mississippi Santa Fe SD40-2 No. 5081 leads a hot intermodal eastbound across the Mississippi River at Niota, Illinois, on the morning of April 24, 1988. Part of Ft. ... (more)
Eastbound TP&W 2003 leads a quartet of red and white gp38-2 and 101 cars for Peoria across the ATSF Mississippi River Bridge.
BNSF 6625 leads a westbound intermodal,as the train passes under the signals at Niota Illinois. The train has just recived a signal to proceed westward to a crew change in Fort Madison Iowa and po... (more)
Westbound BNSF intermodal rounds the bend at Niota, slowing to cross the Mississippi River bridge leading into Fort Madison, IA.
BNSF 4803, 1123, 1091 and 599 take a long intermodal train through Niota, Illinois.
ATSF train 961 is observing the speed restriction coming off the east end of the Mississippi River Drawbridge and around the sharp curve. My first real encounter with trying to pace a train east o... (more)
BNSF 8609 runs around UP 4869 at Hutson Crossing, just east of Niota, IL.
Westbound on main 2.