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Date: 07/31/20 22:04
Ft. Madison station
Author: agent1522

Many years ago, there were plans to change the stop at Ft. Madison from Shopton to the downtown station.  I see the train still stops at Shopton.  What happened?  I seem to recall that the building underwent renovation, which included a waiing room and possibly a tvcket office. But after the renovation was complete, everything stopped.  Are there still plans to stop at the station or has it been abandoned.

Date: 08/01/20 04:10
Re: Ft. Madison station
Author: dpudave

Good question. I too eagerly awaiting the answer. d

Date: 08/01/20 05:40
Re: Ft. Madison station
Author: Lackawanna484

There are two Santa Fe tracks at the old station. And many times each day one is blocked with the back end a train changing crews.

I can't imagine BNSF would want to block one track without getting a lot in return.

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Date: 08/01/20 05:42
Re: Ft. Madison station
Author: mp51w

It ihas something to do about the platform, and this is after they spent all that money lifting the building up!
To meet ADA guidelies, I'm sure it's well into the six figures.  We need the official statement from the City of Fort Madison.

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