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)
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.
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.
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
UP's KATY heritage unit shuffles through the various locomotives in the engine facilities at Madison. This is the end of the run for the KATY unit, and it will go back out on a MTRKS most likely. ... (more)
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)
How would you like to see this in your front yard? Well the people who live on Railroad St. in Dupo see it every day. Today is special though, as 1982 and 1988 show up on their southbound trek. Ca... (more)
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.
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)
After its unveiling at the Ogilvie Transportation Center UP 1995 takes a break in its predecessors stomping ground. 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 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.
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.
One of the few remaining GWWR locomotives sits at the E. St. Louis engine facilities with other KCS power.
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.