With a friendly wave from the RCL operator, 728 backs over Cheauteau St. and back into the yard. Canon 350D.
Well, this was worth the wait. After waiting for about 20 minutes, AASAM showed up, running around the track work, with a former Con in the lead. Canon 350D, 75-300mm.
A tunnel motor (SD40T-2), still in FULL (no patch) SP paint, for all you Espee fans, and a CEFX SD40-2 show up on a manifest, as it pauses for a second to get a track & time permit. Train was QNPA... (more)
Late in the afternoon, a warbonnet leads two rent-a-wreck tunnel motors across Laclede's Landing, past the old Union Light power plant, and the President Casino.
The engineer backs his cars to couple onto another cut before going to switch the Post Dispatch. Check out that lighting package! Canon 350D.
This poor hostler has to be his own engineer and brakeman.
Interesting what the KCS is resorting to for power these days :). I found this heap sitting at the E. St. Louis facilities. Canon 350D, 28-80mm.
UP ballast train WBTIMB 28, headed for Iron Mountain, MO, swings off the MacArthur Bridge and onto the south approach that will carry it into Lesperance St. Yard.
MNLTR 01 sits in Dupo yard with a B40-8 fresh out of UP's Jenks Shops and a Ex. Espee tunnel motor, making for a nice lashup. The engineer is waiting for the conductor to return so they can finish... (more)
Respondek Railroad Corp. locomotives at the Melvin Price Support Center with steel cars for Granite City Steel. I'd like to thank Mr. Respondek for making this shot possible, and the oppurtunity t... (more)
The RailCruise F-units are the star of the show at Union Station, but it looks as if UP will be butting in for about a week.
As the evening lingers on, UP 8239 quietly chants away at the end of CNATH9 14, awaiting the call that will send her, and her train east.
The DPU of an empty Westbound coal drag flies past Kirkwood station at around 8:00 pm. He had to be going at least 40 mph. 16 second exposure.
The Kirkwood Depot is all "spiffed up" for Christmas time, as a UP manifest freight, with 5 locos, crawls up the hill.
The MRS crew comes off Dorcas Street and heads towards the yard after switching the huge Anheuser-Busch Brewery. From the yard they will then run down 2nd street to access Century Used Brick.