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BNSF Chillicothe Subdivision
BNSF  Chillicothe Subdivision Website 

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     If you have not noticed yet, the BNSF Chillicothe website has gotten a recent face-lift. I'm going to try to work behind the scenes in the next few weeks and give the page a more conventional look. Please feel free to send any comments or suggestions to me, at  Also, please be sure to check out my other website, focusing on Norfolk Southern Locomotives. If you would like to submit your own photogrpahs for the BNSF Chillicothe website, please send them with the photopraphers name to  Also, if you have any information on the Chillicothe Subdivision that you think would be of interest or help, please email me! I want to ensure accuracy with this site, and there's no better way to do that than with actual railfans. (Again, I'd like to stress that I'm very busy cleaning up the site. I found that there were a lot of dead links to places and pictures that could not be enlarged. This will be changing soon. Please stand by as the other pages are gradually converted to the "new" colors and layout. Until then, enjoy and let me know if you have any comments.)








     This site is dedicated to the BNSF's ex-Santa Fe mainline from Chicago, IL to Fort Madison, IA. Although I am going to try to include as much pictures and information from different locations in and around the Chillicothe Subdivision, it's impossible for me to completely cover this subject. It's for this reason that I'll begin to put a major effort into the Santa Fe archives and the BNSF archives. (You'll eventually be able to use these archives as a place to find prototypical pictures of locomotives, rolling stock, diesel shops, yards, intermodal centers and all other  information pertaining to the Santa Fe or the BNSF.) I'll also try, (in time), to get the Prototype Modeling Page under  wraps. As of now it's very limited, but hopefully that'll change shortly. If you happen to have HO scale model pics and you would be interested in having them posted on this site, please send me an email inluding the picture of the model and any information pertaining to it. The only thing that I ask is that it is your own model and not someone elses. .

Click on the Santa Fe herald to go to a specific webpage.
Chillicothe Depot
Located on Santa Fe Road, the Chillicothe Depot was once used by Amtrak daily, with the Southwest Chief stopping there on its way to Los Angeles. Today the depot is a vacant building adjacent to a small BNSF worker's shed.
The bridge and the curve at Dahinda make it a great mid-afternoon spot to catch westbounds coming across the bridge.
One of the most open areas around the Chillicothe area, Edelstein hill is directly west of Chillicothe and serves as a great place to get overhead shots of trains approaching the Edelstein bridge from the east and west.
Toluca, which is located about forty minutes east of Chillicothe is a great place to railfan...if you have a telephoto lens! The very noticable Mount Toluca was once used to dig for coal. It rises some 300+ feet above the town of Toluca and makes for great shots over the BNSF mainline.
With a population slightly larger than six, Leeds is located a few miles away from Ancona. There's not much to Leeds other than a farm or two and the trains, and it's possible to get decent overhead shots from a hill-bank on the outskirts of town.
Santa Fe Diesel Archives
Very small now, but hopefully in time it will be a place for good detail and roster shots of locomotives still surviving in the ever rare Warbonnet scheme.
A small list of links to other sites of interest.

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