Amtrak's Missouri River Runner skirts its namesake river as it powers away from its stop at Hermann and passes beneath the German town's large courthouse.
The Illinois Terminal heritage unit and NS 2525, a standard cab SD70, prepare to back into the locomotive servicing facilities at Luther Yard after bringing 17 autoracks in from the GM plant in We... (more)
A recently delivered CSX boxcar logo ES44AH pushes on the rear of a westbound UP empty coal train at Kirkwood, MO. The path and light poles serve as a memorial to those killed in a 2008 shooting a... (more)
With the summit in sight, an older ES44AC and a C60/44AC have nearly completed their climb up the roughly 5 miles of >1% grade known as Kirkwood Hill. The fall colors, after a less-than-average st... (more)
The day is almost over as a GE convertible shoves a loaded coal train over the Meramec River at Sherman Beach Park.
The fall colors are a week away from peak as a loaded UP ballast train skirts the eastern bluffs of the mighty Mississippi River at Harris Road, south of Valmeyer, IL.
A Pine Bluff, Arkansas, bound manifest freight rolls southward through the southern Illinois farmland along the Chester Subdivision.
In a busy scene depicting a typical day at Alton and Southern's Gateway Yard, two fresh SD40Ns perform switching duties as MOW workers tend to one of the yard tracks. Stored power, including some ... (more)
The Illinois Terminal heritage unit and an SD70 lead 17 auto parts boxcars eastward as they drops off the south bank of the Missouri River. Note the large bird caught in-flight to the left of the ... (more)
Respondek's Port Harbor Railroad boasts some fascinating power nowadays! Former Milwaukee Road GP40 #2064, still gleaming in MILW/SOO bandit paint, heads up a trio of colorful EMDs, including IT p... (more)
With the sun approaching the horizon, UP auto train AASAM, one of the only trains running on the east end of the Jefferson City Subdivision on this unusually slow evening, sprints westward behind ... (more)
Pretty pink pair. Well, maybe they're not pretty, but these two reactivated former ATSF Warbonnnet Dash 8s, seen drifting back to their train after setting out a couple of covered hoppers, ... (more)
Respondek Railroad Corporation's IT inspired SD40-2 switches cars bound for on line industry Abengoa Bioenergy.
Shipwrecked. For 19 years, this relic from the past had been a landmark at this spot on the bank of the Mississippi River south of St. Louis. Its journey here makes an interesting tale. It ... (more)
A pair of early widecab EMD helpers wait at San Luis Obispo, CA, for the few freights that will call on them for help over Cuesta Pass.