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
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.
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.
Back In The Day: Almost 10 years ago now, we see UP's 12th St transfer coming off the connection from the yard downtown to Lesperance St yard. The conductor has just thrown the switch and i... (more)
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.
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.
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)
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.
If it wern't for that tiny "NS" under the number on the cab, it would be perfect. Tonight this old Con sits under a crimson sky at the end of the in Dupo. Canon 350D, 28-80mm. f/5.6 @ 20 sec.
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.
One of the few remaining GWWR locomotives sits at the E. St. Louis engine facilities with other KCS power.
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)