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.
This poor hostler has to be his own engineer and brakeman.
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)
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 Kirkwood Depot is all "spiffed up" for Christmas time, as a UP manifest freight, with 5 locos, crawls up the hill.
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.
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.
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)
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)
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 DPU of an empty Westbound coal drag flies past Kirkwood station at around 8:00 pm. He had to be going at least 40 mph. 16 second exposure.
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.
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.
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)
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.