Burlington to West Quincy

At Mississippi Bridge, Burlington (MP 220.3), the Burlington main line turns east and crosses the Mississippi River into Illinois on a multi-span through truss bridge, while the line to Fort Madison and St. Louis curves away south on the west bank of the river,  in CTC Yard Limits with local speed limit 10 mph as far as MP 218.8, after which it turns just south of due west, away from the river, and passes the 3,089 ft. siding (20 mph on the siding, and all others unless otherwise specified) at Kemper (MP 216.4), the end of Yard Limits and start of unsignaled dark territory, Track Warrant Control, speed limit 49 mph (but 30 mph for loaded unit coal trains), at MP 216.0, and additional track at Spring Grove (MP 214.3), turning south-southwest past additional track at Wever (MP 209.9), the 6,257 ft. siding (10 mph on the siding) at Sinclair Switch (MP 207.7), where a spur heads away southeast to the Sinclair Plant on the river, and Westcott.

The line turns just south of due west, along the riverbank again, with a 30 mph speed restriction from MP 203.3 to MP 203.0, a 25 mph speed restriction from MP 203.0 to MP 199.0 past the former Santa Fe Transcon coming across the river on a multi-span through truss bridge and running between the former CB&Q and the river an old brick depot on the north side of the line, East Fort Madison, where an erstwhile CB&Q line once trailed in from the north, Fort Madison (MP 200.0), where there is a small yard and a connector south to the former Santa Fe, another connector south to the former Santa Fe, a 25 mph speed restriction between MP 195.1 and MP 194.6, Bullard, additional track at Viele (MP 193.6), where an erstwhile CB&Q line once continued west and today's line turns south, Beck, the former Santa Fe Transcon bridging overhead.

There is a detector at MP 192.5, as the line turns southeast, following the riverbank again, with a 25 mph speed restriction between MP 189.5 and MP 188.5, past the 7,900 ft. siding at Montrose (MP 189.3), and then south-southeast, to Gateway (MP 185.5, south-southwest to additional track at Sandusky (MP 183.3), and south, still following the riverbank, past the start of Yard Limits at MP 179.0, a 10 mph speed restriction between MP 178.0 and MP 176.6, the junction with the former Wabash coming across the river, as the line turns west, a wye on the north side with a former CB&Q spur to an ADM Plant and the Griffin Wheel Company at Keokuk (MP 177.9), where there is a yard on the north side, the end of Yard Limits at MP 175.1, a 25 mph speed restriction between MP 175.2 and MP 174.6, including over the bridge over the Des Moines River at MP 174.95, taking the line from Iowa into Missouri.

The line turns south-southwest, past a 30 mph speed restriction between MP 172.7 and MP 172.4, and Alexandria, where an erstwhile CB&Q line once headed west, just west of due south, following the riverbank, past a 35 mph speed restriction between MP 169.9 and MP 169.7, the 8,056 ft. siding at Gregory (MP 166.6), a 40 mph speed restriction between MP 163.4 and MP 161.7, additional track at Fenway (MP 161.4), where it is heading south, a detector at MP 159.6, Lock & Dam #20 on the river, Canton (MP 156.2), where it is heading just east of due south, La Grange (MP 150.1), a bridge over an inlet, the 8,517 ft. siding at Griffith (MP 148.1), the start of Yard Limits at MP 144.0, a turn south-southeast, a mileage equation at MP 141.8=MP 137.7, where the erstwhile Quincy, Omaha & Kansas City Railroad once trailed in from the northwest, Yard Limits end, CTC starts, with a 25 mph speed restriction to the wye on the east side at West Quincy (MP 136.6), where the speed restriction is 25 mph as he west bank line turns south-southwest and the line from the northeast apex of the wye heads northeast across the multi-span through-truss bridge to Quincy and Galesburg.