In a classic scene, the engineer on this Central Midland switch job leans out the window to talk to 2 other employees.
Respondek's old IT SW1200 pulls a cut of inbound cars from the terminal into the River's Edge complex. Canon 350D. 28-80mm.
After narrowly excaping a boning by Amtrak and IHOYC, Reverend Spiv X brings his sterling grain train under the TRRA Merchants Bridge while heading for Q Tower. Canon 350D.
A MNA GP40-2 sits next to the shop, while a half-dismantled CN GP40-2WL sits next to a crane on another track. 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.
With the St. Louis Arch looming in the background, MPIPB has 7 units on it today, all GE's, all were running but only 2 were online. This train had a large block of pipe loads at the head end toda... (more)
This UP manifest waits for a signal through Dupo yard on a somewhat unmanicured ROW. I don't think I've ever seen a main line with this many weeds. Canon 350D. 75-300mm.
A former SP tunnel motor leads this UP pig train as it snakes under the Poplar Street Bridge in the heart of the ghetto. Canon 350D, 28-80mm.
A unit tank train, OCXTY 06, with two CSX motors on the point, pulls into Dupo to change crews and fuel-up after the first big snow.
After the work train is in the yard, the power is cut-off and the conductor guides the units into a spur where they will be stashed for the night. That GP15-1 trailing is a former FRISCO unit, bac... (more)
With engineer Spiv at the helm, this sterling grain train swings off th I&M and back onto UP trackage at the still manned Ridgely Tower. Canon 350D.
With a trio of B39's, the Schnieder train accelerates north across Wood River while heading for a meet with MKCES just outside of Godfrey. Canon 350D.
One of KCS's GP40-2W's, with their unique lighting arrangement, gets some attention at the former GWWR engine facilities. Canon 350D, 28-80mm.
Now this is a heritage lash-up! An old Grand Trunk geep 38 and IC SD40-2 bring in the L54691 local. Today the train is delivering a brand-spankin'-new SD70ACe to the KCS at E. St. Louis. Canon 350... (more)
Fixing a minor rail defect at night is quite a show, here a UP MOW worker grinds down the fresh steel to rail head-level. This type of operation causes many small fires in the process.