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.
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)
An NS grain train accelerates out of A.O.Smith Yard and through WR Tower, while we (Respondek) pick up cars left by the terminsl the night before. Canon 350D. 75-300mm.
This poor hostler has to be his own engineer and brakeman.
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.
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)
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.
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)
UP's olympic torch unit, the 2002, and two other SD70M bretheren wait by the yard tower in Dupo for the crew to arrive. This is the power for UP IDUSE 26. The 2002 is just as hard to catch as any ... (more)
Strange Bedfellows: A KCS slug set sits MUed to EMLX 8551, one of the Ex. UP SD90MAC-H II's. Interesting to see these two sharing space in the engine facility, much less MUed together. Canon 350D,... (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.
Two UP GP38's and a former Belt Rwy. leaser bring the 12th Street transfer down the elevated Lesperance Street Yard lead underneath the MacArthur Bridge complex. Canon 350D.
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.
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.