Having just crossed the Mississippi River, NS' Reading heritage unit #1067 steps into Iowa for the first time with an empty bucket train.
A pair of NS heritage locomotives pull a coal empty westbound on the Ottumwa Sub.
This eastbound coal train is awaiting a recrew before continuing east into Galesburg.
That's a lot of coal! BNSF 8862 arrives at Galesburg, with its eastbound.
An ES44AC and an SD70ACe lead eastbound coal loads down the Ottumwa Sub in Cameron, passing under the Chillicothe Sub.
It was a nice sight, as the "Pointless Arrow" Amtrak heritage unit (Phase I) came rolling around the corner in Biggsville. This is Amtrak #5, the outbound California Zephyr, about 25 miles from it... (more)
The crew on this lengthy grain train is ready to go, as they await the call from the dispatcher.
Fueling 'em up. BNSF 8974 receives some attention on the main, just outside of the Galesburg Yard.
Disney's "A Christmas Carol" tour train moves eastbound near Fairfield, Iowa on BNSF's Ottumwa subdivision.
Eastbound coal swings around the curve at Middletown, Iowa on the BNSF Ottumwa Sub.
An eastbound manifest, likely a Lincoln-Galesburg train, rolls on just outside of Lockridge.
An eastbound coal bucket on the Ottumwa Subdivision passes the elevator at Danville.
A westbound with empty buckets curve to the west at Chariton.
Amtrak's Number 6 crosses Monroe County Road T-55, just east of Avery, Iowa.