Silver Basin is an ex CB&Q car that went to Amtrak but never made the cut for the HEP program. The tubes extending down in front of the trucks are the toilet chutes from the days of "direct ... (more)
The one that got away... Most folks are surprised to know that an Amtrak Pacific Parlour car was sold and has been in private hands for years. This was a necessary measure to pay for the ... (more)
As the sun come out from the west and dark storm clouds build up from the east, we see an ex:SP SD40R sporting a faded read Terminal Railroad Association paint scheme out side of the diesel shop a... (more)
Former Amtrak 10-6 Sleeper #2453 was named Cedar Grove, and is a former SP car stored at Gateway Rail Services. It's been about two decades since this car last saw service on Amtrak.
The Mark Twain Zephyr was led by power car "Injun Joe", and sits at Gateway Rail.
The shop switcher at Gateway Rail Services, Inc.
TRRA GP38-2 No. 2011 departs Madison Yard with a transfer for St. Louis.
With the sunlight on last call, a 12-car Kansas City Southern transfer job from Venice Yard operating on TRRA's aptly named Illinois Transfer Subdivision splits a pair of tri-light signals after g... (more)
TRRA GP38-2 No. 2008 backs to its train as 2011's conductor boards his. In the background, northbound UP coal empties head back to the mine.
A pair of TRRA SD40-2s pull down a cut of cars to be humped while another TRRA job gets to work in the background.
Power off the CN local out of Centralia lays over near SH Tower for the trip back home tonight. They also brought with them a GEVO for Quality Rail.
Locomotives: GTW 5944, CN 5461, CN 2265
One of the Respondek Railroad fleet working the industries along the Mississippi River on the Illinois side across from St. Louis.
A pair of TRRA geeps move around the yard at Madison.
A pair of TRRA SD40-2s switch the hump at Madison yard.
Never Again: Three 1500's and a 1200 bring a TRRA transfer job across the Merchants Bridge headed for Madison Yard. Although TRRA has some nice new GP38 and SD40 rebuilds, and a great new p... (more)