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    Default BNSF in the Ottumwa Sub

    Here are some photos that I've taken at the BNSF Ottumwa Sub in Ottumwa, IA back from September-December 2016.

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    Last edited by Bill Anderson; 08-31-2017 at 10:17 PM. Reason: photos separated and arranged for easier viewing

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    What is the rusted structure in photo #4?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Anderson View Post
    What is the rusted structure in photo #4?
    Looks like a station platform roof framework.

    Ottumwa aerial

    Bruce
    Last edited by Bill Anderson; 08-31-2017 at 10:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcp View Post
    Looks like a station platform roof framework.

    Ottumwa aerial

    Bruce
    Thanks for the link. The photos submitted by Kyle make it look like an abandoned structure, but the photos and Amtrak sign in the link suggest it is still in use.
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    Ottumwa is still very much in use. My wife and I got on, and a week later got off, the California Zephyr there last July.

    Jeff

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    I've seen a lot of photos of that station, but I have never heard why the roof is gone and never replaced.

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    Looks like the roof was removed in fall 2013, according to comments on this video.



    And a short article:

    https://csanders429.wordpress.com/20...n-renovations/

    Bruce

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