This poor hostler has to be his own engineer and brakeman.
Sitting quietly, this former BNSF geep rests next to the grain elevator in the small town of Elkhart, IL. The unit came from the Northern Illinois & Wisconsin (NIWX) and has yet to be renumbered. ... (more)
It's a busy morning just after sunrise on the A&M as the power from the Fort Smith Turn is positioned by the shops for servicing. Soon, four of the C420's will be left on the shop lead and three w... (more)
This 5 unit set of A&S power, including 2000 and 2001 (the RR's only 2 road switchers), sits on TRRA property waiting to run through Valley Jct. Canon 350D.
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.
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.
Amtrak 304 roars through Kirk Jct. with people bound for their holiday destinations. Happy Holidays everybody!
7 ALCOs cut off their train south of town and come through the George's complex in Springdale as they head for the shops. It's sad to think that within a week of taking this photo, this scene is a... (more)
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)
With a friendly wave from the RCL operator, 728 backs over Cheauteau St. and back into the yard. Canon 350D.
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 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.
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.
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.
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)