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IMRL Service Plan

The IMRL once posted this service plan on their corporate website which includes schedules, connections, and service handled by each train. This list was for through trains only.

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389

387

383

378

263

233

111

99

 

Station

 

98

112

232

262

264

382

377 386

388

             

0130

 

Shoreham

 

1200

               

1300

0030

1230

0500          

Mason City

           

1800

1600 1300

1700

         

1000

 

0245
0400

 

St. Paul

     

0600

           

1800
1815

1830

1730
1830

1000  

2000
0400

 

1050
1100

 

Marquette

 

0400
0345

 

2100
2000

   

1300

1100 1800

1130
1100

           

2300

   

Bensenville

   

1000

             
       

1900

       

Belt Railway

         

0400

    1130  
       

0230
0330

       

Davis Junction

   

0630
0530

   

2215
2115

       
  1400

0015
0115

 

0600
1800

0930
1000

     

Samoa -
Savanna

 

2230

     

1915
1815

0730
0630

  2345
0400
 

0200
0215

 

0415
0515

 

2300

1500 1700

0830
1200

1730
1900

 

Nahant

 

2100

0030
1830

1100
0800

0530

1400

0330
0230

   

0215
0200

   

0700

   

1800
1900

1330
1400

   

Muscatine

     

0630
0500

0400 0300

 

0130

     

0700
0715

       

2300
0001

1800
1900

0030
0040

 

Ottumwa

   

1210
1201

0001
2300

2200 0600

       

2015
2000

         

0700
0730

0230
0330

   

Liberty

                   

1600
KCS

       

0800

0430

0930

 

Kansas City

   

0500

1300

1900
UP

       

1201
KCS

 

Train Numbers

Railroads have always used some type of method to identify their trains. Some use an alpha system and others, like IMRL, use a numeric system. Below is a listing of IMRL's train numbers. This list was current at the end of IMRL operations.  Train numbers listed in green were not in use at that time. Trains listed in gray were Union Pacific haulage trains utilizing UP power and IMRL crews.

Through Trains
Train ID Type Departs - Arrives
098 TOFC Nahant - Shoreham
099 TOFC Shoreham - Kansas City
111 TOFC & Manifest Bensenville - Kansas City
112 TOFC & Manifest Kansas City - Bensenville
230 Manifest Nahant - St. Paul (As Needed)
231 Manifest St. Paul - Nahant (As Needed)
232 Manifest Kansas City - St.Paul
233 Manifest St.Paul - Kansas City
240 Manifest Kansas City - Ottumwa KCS Run-Through
241 Manifest Ottumwa - Kansas City KCS Run-Through
262 Manifest Kansas City UP - Nahant
263 Manifest Chicago BRC - Nahant
264 Manifest Nahant - Chicago BRC
377 Manifest Marquette - Mason City
378 Manifest Mason City - Marquette
380 Grain (Loads) Mason City - Chicago IHB
381 Grain (Empties) Chicago IHB - Mason City
382 Grain (Empties) Muscatine - Mason City
383 Grain (Loads) Mason City - Muscatine
384 Grain (Loads) Mason City - Chicago BRC
385 Grain (Empties) Chicago BRC - Mason City
386 Grain (Loads) Mason City - Chicago CSX/NS via BRC
387 Grain (Empties) Chicago CSX/NS via BRC - Mason City
388 Grain Empties Kansas City KCS - Mason City
389 Grain (The Bullet) Mason City - Kansas City KCS
690 Coal Ottumwa BNSF - Muscatine (Muscatine Power & Water)
691 Coal Empties Muscatine (Muscatine Power & Water) - Ottumwa BNSF
694 Coal Ottumwa BNSF - Fruitland (Mid-American Energy - Louisa Station)
695 Coal Empties Fruitland (Mid-American Energy - Louisa Station) - Ottumwa BNSF
696 Coal Ottumwa BNSF - Riverdale
697 Coal Empties Riverdale - Ottumwa BNSF
698 Coal Kansas City UP - Camanche - Proviso UP (Empties)
785 Coal Chicago CP - Rock Island IAIS to ADM Cedar Rapids via CIC
IG2LB Double Stack Ord. Daily; UP Stack* Global Two (Chicago) - Long Beach, CA 
ILBAH Double Stack Ord. Daily; UP Stack* Long Beach, CA - NS Ashland (Chicago) 
ILBG2 Double Stack Ord. Su-M; UP Stack* Long Beach, CA - Global Two (Chicago)

* UP Stacks operate over IMRL between Clinton, IA, and Kansas City, MO, on a haulage basis. ILBG2 operates only twice a week departing California on Sunday and Monday. Putting it on the IMRL on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. 

Local Trains
Number Location Notes
911 Nahant Local aka "The Stone Train"
912 Nahant Local aka "Nitrin Job" - Operates to Albany, IL
913 Muscatine West Local  
914 Bettendorf Local Operates to Clinton
915 Clinton Switcher  
916 Moline/Silvis Local  
920 Davis Jct. East-West Local Ord. Davis Jct Su-F; aka "Davis Turn" Operates to Spaulding and Byron as needed
922 Rockford Days Operates a turn to Davis Jct. Operates a turn to Janesville, WI
930 Ottumwa Local  
940 Mason City West Local Ord. Mason City 2200 S-Tu-Th; Operates Mason City to Sheldon, IA
Ord. Mason City 2000 M-W-F; Operates Sheldon, IA, to Mason City
944 Mason City North Local Ord. Mason City 2000 M-F; Operates a turn to Austin, MN
Ord. Mason City 2000 Su; Operates a turn to Wells, MN
950 Wells Local Ord. Austin 1800 M-Th; Operates a turn to Jackson, MN
Ord. Austin 1800 F; Operate a turn to Winnebago and return to Mason City
952 Austin Local Ord. Austin 0800 M-F; Operates Austin area and northward
954 Mason City - Marquette Local

Ord. Mason City Su-Tu-Th; Ord. Marquette  M-W-F

960 Marquette Days  
962 Marquette Nights  
964 Dubuque Local  

Most locals run six days a week, and may double as yard jobs.

Switch Engines
Location On Duty Times
Davenport 0759, 1559, and 2359
Mason City 0630 and 1430
Muscatine 0730, 0759, 1530, 1545, and 1559
West Davenport 0759, 1559, and 2359

 

Other Train Numbers; Currently Not in Use

130 Manifest Kansas City - St. Paul
131 Manifest St. Paul - Kansas City
261 Manifest Bensenville - Kansas City
276 NS Autos Kansas City - Norpaul IHB (see notes # 1)
277**** NS Autos Norpaul IHB - Kansas City (see notes # 1)
278 Autos Kansas City - Norpaul IHB
290**** NS Autos Kansas City - Norpaul IHB (see notes # 1)
291**** NS Autos Norpaul IHB - Kansas City (see notes # 1)
692 Coal Ottumwa BNSF - Beloit
693 Coal Empties Beloit - Ottumwa BNSF
921 Davis Jct. Local Night Local
923 Rockford Local Night Local
942 Spencer Local (Abolished March 2002)
948 Wells Local Ord. Wells 0800 M-F; Operates a turn to Jackson, MN. (Abolished March 2002)
956 Austin Local (Abolished 2/9/2001)
IG2LA Double Stack UP Stack Global Two - Los Angeles ((See Notes 3)
IAPGS2 Double Stack UP Stack Global One (APL) - Los Angeles (See Notes 3)
ILAG1 Double Stack UP Stack Los Angeles - Global One (See Notes 2 & 3)
ICHLB Double Stack UP Stack CSX 59th St (Chicago) - Long Beach, CA (See Notes 3)
IHNCH Double Stack UP Stack Herington, KS - CSX 59th St (Chicago) (See Notes 3)
ILAG21 Double Stack UP Stack Los Angeles - Global Two (See Notes 3)

Notes:

  1. NS haulage trains operated from January 1998 until February 1999, and then briefly during September 1999. These trains were removed due to the delays incurred on while operating over the IHB to interchange with either railroad. 
  2. Union Pacific haulage trains operated from Clinton, IA, to Kansas City, MO, with IMRL crews. Train ILAG1 has the following suffixes (B, 7, 2, 3) based on the day of the week in which the train originated.
  3. These trains started on December 20, 1999, with an IMRL routing from Kansas City to the CSX 59th St Yard via the BRC. After January 6, 2001, these ran only to Clinton, IA, from Kansas City. ICHLB was resymbolled from ICHCI on January 24, 2000. These two trains now utilize BNSF trackage rights through Fort Madison, IA, effective May 8, 2002. UP haulage between Clinton and Polo began April 20, 1999. UP haulage between Pingree Grove and Clinton started Dec. 20, 1999 and ended March 10, 2001.

 


2000 JGKirchner
Revised September 23, 2003