Staying occupied classifying railcars, a matched deuce of TRRA SD40 variants work Terminals' Madison Yard "Hump Job" on a beautiful mid-June evening. The Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis... (more)
Were the "good old days" really better than today? I've found that when looking back upon the past, memories of better things are what tend to live on over time. I suppose it's on... (more)
In retirement is former SAL 6051/SCL 5023 Baggage Dorm car that was involved in the 1994 derailment of the Lake Shore Limited near Batavia, NY. It retains its original paneled door.
RISING FROM THE DEAD! ...I wish. This oddball factory rebuilt former New York Central 16-10 Slumbercoach was Amtrak's Vermillion Harbor that derailed in 1994 as part of the Lake Shore Limit... (more)
The Zig Zag ...Someone saw a perfect opportunity to make the flow of stripes transition from locomotives and single level cars to Superliners with the Hi-Level step up coaches turned coach/... (more)
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.