American Workhorse: The Missouri Central lives on, if only in paint scheme, originally built for the U.S. Army, then bought by the Alaska RR, Respondek is just the latest owner of this american wo... (more)
Amtrak train 303, from St. Louis (only 15 minutes late!), pauses for a second at the historical Kirkwood station while en route to Kansas City, MO.
After its unveiling at the Ogilvie Transportation Center UP 1995 takes a break in its predecessors stomping ground. Canon 350D.
A CSX rock/ballast train, behind a SD45-2 and a C40-8W, prepares to cross the swing bridge (built in 1904) that carry the tracks across the St. Joseph Harbor.
This classic Cadillac SD7R just had its 52nd birthday this month, and its still going strong at the terminal. For all you history buffs, this unit began life as PRR 8589 in 10/53, B.N. 18670. This... (more)
New and old EMD products mingle in the UP yard at Dupo after night fall. The ACe will probably be the power for ZDUMQ 08
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 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 ASF GE 44-ton goes to work as it drags a cut of cars out of the scrap metal tracks to be backed into the plant. Canon 350D. 28-80mm.
Even overnight this busy shortline never stops. AM 50 is in the shops for heavy maintenance and has its long hood completely removed, AM 62 looks on as it is slowly disassembled as a parts source.... (more)
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.
A loaded Southbound iron ore train, with 5 units on the point, crosses the bridge at MP 12.5. Note the large dip just before the bridge.
Looking more like a scene from the sierra nevada, this UP coal train rolls through Webster Groves, amazingly just a few miles outside of downtown St. Louis. The train is about to roll past CP D011... (more)
A former Santa Fe "super fleet" GE, now a pumpkin, rumbles across the diamonds at Valley Jct. at sunset while another railfan shoots video of the train.
One of the few remaining GWWR locomotives sits at the E. St. Louis engine facilities with other KCS power.