RAILROAD OPERATING INFORMATION

BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE

Ottumwa Subdivision

FORMERLY Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad (Burlington Route)
OPENED 1855 by Peoria & Oquawka Railroad
DOUBLE TRACK constructed 1880-1884
ABS installed 1917
CTC installed 2000's
PASSENGER SERVICE: Amtrak California Zephyr

Former Burlington route continuing west of Galesburg. At CP 1699 and CP 1705 is the new double wye connection with the former Santa Fe line, now used by Amtrak's Southwest Chief. The Santa Fe line actually crosses over the Burlington Northern line near Cameron, a short distance west.

Radio Frequency - 160.695 (AAR Channel 39)

Stations/Milepost Locations

Direction is westward from Galesburg to Burlington
Distance is from Chicago

162.4 Galesburg
162.5 A Plant East
162.6 A Plant West
163.4 Academy
163.5 Clay
168.4 Graham
169.9 CP 1699
170.5 CP 1705
171.7 Cameron
178.3 Monmouth
185.0 Kirkwood
189.6 CP 1896
190.7 Biggsville
196.9 Gladstone
202.4 Connett
204.6 Burlington Bridge
205.1 South Street
205.4 Burlington

2 tracks, CTC in use, controlled by Creston Dispatcher in Fort Worth, Texas. As of 2013, segment between CP 1705 and CP 1896 reportedly still is 2 tracks, signaled for normal right hand operation. But Google satellite imagery, along with some "Street View" imagery, shows full bidirectional signals at all intermediate locations between these two interlockings. Full CTC is thus inevitable on this line.


TRACK DIAGRAM


LOST STATIONS

Known discontinued passenger railroad stations. Includes zoomable Google maps.

INTERLOCKING TOWERS

Past and present towers and interlockings.