Nevada, IA - Spine Line trains - where are they going?

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Nevada, IA - Spine Line trains - where are they going?

Post by NoahDaBoa » Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:51 pm

I'm from near Nevada, IA, and I was wondering... can I tell if a train headed north from Des Moines is going to continue to St. Paul, or switch onto the West-East main line?

It seems that most of the trains on the main line are either stacked intermodal or 100% tanks or 100% hoppers, while trains on the spine line are mixed freight.

Would a train that is 100% hoppers or tanks continue north to St Paul? Would a mixed freight possibly turn onto the main line...?

Thank you!

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