Northbound Union Pacific train OSJED 18 passes over Rock Creek. The bridge in the background was built in 1874 and has been preserved as a pedestrian bridge.
Passing the wild flowers in the Mississippi River bottoms, AEGAS streaks across the bridge at Fountain, IL. This span is interesting, as it has four different types of bridge decks in the small le... (more)
A Kansas City Southern train rerouted through Kirkwood, MO on UP's Jeff City Sub comes around the curve just as the sun peaks out of the clouds. Next to it is eastbound coal load CNAPA 19.
A TRRA job takes a short train down the Illinois Transfer, through Valley Junction, and eventually into Sauget, IL.
A load of Siemens wind turbine parts, in this case a couple dozen nacelles and hubs, turns southward to enter Cotton Belt Yard.
A load of Siemens wind turbine nacelles and hubs pulls over a small hill after a dip under South Vandeventer Avenue.
A UP grain train ends its struggle up the hill and now levels out to gain speed, after one locomotive was bad ordered. This track has since been rebuilt with concrete ties to host high speed Amtra... (more)
A load of Texas bound ballast runs through Kirkwood on a pleasant late winter afternoon.
A thunderstorm is just about to hit Litchfield, IL as the crew of this GP10 goes about their switching duties. The trackage here is a little out of shape, as you can see by the tipping engine.
UP MNLAS 20 comes north this morning past the growing cornfields of Illinois. It is loaded with colorful power, including leader NS 9836, UP 3273, CN 2403, CN 5436, UP 7884, UP 7876, UP 3300, UP 9... (more)
A little one watches with anticipation as a westbound coal empty fast approaches.
A southbound UP rolls by the Mississippi River bottom bluffs at Valmeyer, IL.
A bit of a smokeshow is put on by this southbound UP.
Another coal empty heads through Kirkwood, repeating what happens dozens of times a day, every day, day in and day out..............
IVNKC rolls northbound at 25th Street