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The old Rock Island line was truly a fine line.  It was carefully engineered, and its crossings of the Iowa, Cedar and Mississippi rivers all remained passable during the floods of 2008.  (That exceeded the 100 year flood level in many places.)  Some other nearby railroads went under water in 2008, especially the CRANDIC line.

The Iowa City terminal is located downtown, where it is very accessible.  But it has been converted to offices, and it would need extensive renovation to become a train station again.

by corncam on Wed May 9th, 2012 at 11:13:48 PM EST

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