The Chillicothe Depot is
located on Santa Fe Way, (great name!), is the former Amtrak station. (I
was emailed a more comprehensive description of the Chillicothe Depot from
an ex-Chillicothe Resident, and as soon as I get the time, I will post
what they had to say.)
At one time, the Chillicothee Station
was a busy station for passengers goint to and from Peoria, Illinois, but
now it is nothing more than a vaccant building. To the right of the double
mainline, there was once a large yard and a small facility where engine
where held and sometimes repaired. Now, unfortunately it is nothing
more than a small two track siding for freight cars servicing nearby industry's
which you can see in the right hand corner of the picture above.
To vote for the "Top 25" Pictures
Ex-Santa Fe 911 was sitting at at the west
end of the Chillicothe yard. ATSF 911 was waiting for an eastbound intermodal
train to pass on the number one track.
BNSF 8628 was the second unit behind ATSF
911. Surprisingly this unit appears to have been cleaned recently. Wow!
This train caught me off guard. We were expecting
to see a normal auto rack train, but I was more than surprised to
see an entire train of BNSF automax carriers. This train was over a mile
long, and was full of brand new BNSF automax cars. I have another picture
of this train from head-on and the rear-end. Hopefully I will get those
This is the train that passed the parked ATSF
Penrtex has a pretty good video that concentrates
on the ex-Santa Fe mainline. You can click on the image below to go to
the Pentrex site...