Amtrak #4, the Southwest Chief is about to come to a stop in the little town of La Plata Mo on the BNSF transcon. The train will terminate its journey upon arrival into Chicago Union Station later... (more)
The eastbound Southwest Chief glides into a curve at 90MPH.
This stack train is headed east on the Transcon just west of Wyaconda, Missouri.
Around 11:20 a.m. Friday May 5, 2017, BNSF 5906 & BNSF 8520 was on a SLCBKM0 33A headed south towards Foley, Missouri when it encountered a loaded dump truck at a private quarry entrance railroad ... (more)
This old bridge provides a nice vantage point for watching trains on the Transcon in northern Missouri east of Wyaconda.
From the cab of the Sunnyland. I don't see many passengers waiting. Note the train order board shows orders so the firemen had to go into the depot and get them. Look closely, it looks l... (more)
Three locomotives with three different paint schemes idle at the point of mixed freight in the Niangua siding.
Tie replacement begins in Springfield Yard.
Some track work can be seen beginning in the far left corner of the photo, as an intermodal crawls into the yard.
The Springfield locomotive yard holds several surprises today including a classic blue and yellow Santa Fe and a Norfolk Southern. Behind these locomotives once stood a huge engine facility for th... (more)
The first local of the day makes it`s way out of Springfield Yard in the early morning hours.
On a crisp cold spring night, CSX SD40-2 8441 pauses in front of the KCS Mexico Depot. Also in the consist is a PRLX SD75
HMEMGAL (Memphis to Galesburg) pulls up and stops to drop off a bad car at West Alton. The MEMGAL is always a good sized nice looking train. It's even better when she pulls up and stops right in... (more)
In a fortuitous move, a local hurries along the mainline on its way back to Kansas City with a former Santa Fe "bluebonnet" leading the way.
A look into the locomotive shops of Springfield Yard.