Two Foster Townsend Rail Logistics switchers, one in the old Manufacturers Railway colors and one in the new FTRL color scheme, sit outside the gorgeous old Manufacturers Railway shops on Arsenal ... (more)
Northbound manifest proceeds along the Mississippi River on a hot day, led by a pair of SD70MAC's with fading paint jobs.
The Nickel Plate Berkshire-led excursion charges through the tiny town of Mapleton, PA on its way back to Lewistown.
I drove 700 miles from St. Louis, Missouri this weekend so I could both experience Horseshoe Curve for the first time and capture this beautiful steam locomotive in this fantastic setting. The wea... (more)
An eastbound coal train struggles up the hill past the St. Louis Museum of Transportation. The museum is hosting Union Pacific employees today, some of whom were brought to the museum by a special... (more)
A loaded coal train passes just south of downtown St. Louis and heads up to the MacArthur Bridge. This is the DPU pushing on the rear.
A lone GEVO leads this intermodal through the tiny town of Fountain, Illinois on its trek toward St. Louis, and eventually, to Oakland, CA. Two young women are in the perfect position to give the ... (more)
Southbound manifest in front of the beautiful Southern Illinois bluffs as the sun sets behind me.
Three Dash-9's haul a very long intermodal train across Ill. Route 4 into Staunton.
A short train from the Wentzville GM auto plant uses the time between runs of the Norfolk Southern Employee Excursions (featuring the Nickel Plate Berkshire 765
steam locomotive) to hustle some a... (more)
An Alton and Southern Gateway Yard-bound manifest has just passed under the BNSF Beardstown Sub at Toland.
A trio of GEVO's leads a long intermodal train (with two more GEVO's pushing on the rear) down the Transcon into the tiny town of La Plata, MO.
Having just left Dupo, the Little Rock Express traverses the beautiful Illinois farmland (and this wonderfully flat, ready for planting field!) on its way to Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
Westbound coal empties on the TRRA Merchants Sub. In the left background is a MetroLink light rail train bringing Cardinals fans to Busch Stadium for tonight's game against the Cleveland Indians. ... (more)
Westbound train with empty coal hoppers approaches the town of Pacific, Missouri on National Train Day!