BNSF Central Coal Route

Trains from the Powder River Coal Basin may take either BNSF route from that area to Alliance before joining this route.

Alliance to Lincoln

From Lincoln, coal trains headed for Burlington and Chicago continue on the eastern portion of the Original California Zephyr Route, with trains headed to St. Louis and beyond turning south at Burlington to take the line down the west bank of the Mississippi.

Burlington to West Quincy

Louisiana to West Quincy Junction

Baden to Louisiana

North Market Street to Baden [St. Louis]

Gratiot to Bremen (Riverfront line), incl. North Market Street [St. Louis]

Gratiot to Valley Junction and Q Tower (MacArthur Bridge)

Trains headed for points south, or on the line towards Memphis, or beyond (such as those headed for Plant Scherer in Georgia), head to Kansas City and then on the former Frisco KC-Memphis line.

Lincoln to Napier

Napier to Kansas City (Murray Yard)

Murray Yard to 25th Street

Kansas City (25th Street) to Olathe

Olathe to Edwards

Trains headed to the Public Service of Oklahoma Oologah Power Plant continue south from Edwards to Sequoyah, while those headed for Memphis turn east to Springfield:

Edwards to Columbus

Columbus to Afton

Afton to Sequoyah (on the Tulsa to Springfield line)

Edwards to Nichols/Springfield

Springfield to River Junction

River Junction to Memphis