BNSF Detours on Iowa Interstate Railroad

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From the Iowa Interstate Yahoo Group.

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BNSF is detouring at least 2 loaded coal trains and possibly a third from
Council Bluffs to Colona. The first one departed Council Bluffs at 0600 and the
second is estimated for around 10 this morning. No word on the third one yet.

This is due to flooding on BNSF's Ottumwa Sub, the normal route for these

Erik Rasmussen
Rock Island, IL
Rock Island

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