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.
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)
This poor hostler has to be his own engineer and brakeman.
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.
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)
Amtrak 304 roars through Kirk Jct. with people bound for their holiday destinations. Happy Holidays everybody!
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)
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)
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)
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.
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.
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.