Illuminated by late afternoon sunshine, UP 7963 and the empty coal train under its command are unaffected by a dramatic thunderstorm looming 20 miles to the east.
A pair of Grand Trunk Western SD40-3s--power for the L546 local--heads up an impressive string of motive power parked at Carworks in Madison, IL. The heavily Canadian lineup includes a zebra strip... (more)
Norfolk and Western 611 adds a little life to an otherwise grim scene at Shawsville, VA.
As darkness falls on Kirkwood, MO, BNSF 5456 and 3 more units idle crewless at Geyer Road on the point of stack train Q CLOSTL1 25A. A leased CIT Group SD60, CEFX 6011, is second out in the consis... (more)
Five Southern Belles, including 3 brand new KCSM ES44ACs, ply the jointed rails of the Roodhouse Subdivision at 50 mph as they make their way towards Kansas City.
A pair of former Burlington Northern SD70MACs lead Rush Island bound coal train C NRMRTR1 07A through the siding switch at Old Monroe, MO. Signal gangs are currently installing new SafeTrans tri-l... (more)
Unpatched SP 266 passes Kansas City Union Station on KCT trackage while shoving grain train GSWAWW 12 out of the Kansas River lowlands. Time is running out for the searchlight signals in the backg... (more)
Going Home. For the first time in approximately a half of a century, Norfolk and Western Y6a #2156 rolls over "home rails" as it departs the Terminal Railroad's Merchants Subdivision and en... (more)
The row of trees along Greenwood Boulevard in Maplewood, MO, have nearly completed their blooming process as the Katy heritage unit passes in command of Gateway Yard bound manifest freight QNPAS. ... (more)
The sun sets on these Santa Fe searchlight signals, both literally and figuratively.
A pair of rebuilt Union Pacific SD40Ns lift a 12th Street to Alton and Southern transfer over the industrial grit of St. Louis' riverfront.
UP 6499 brings up the rear of CIMNA9 28 as the residual effects of a colorful sunset drape across the southern Illinois sky.
An empty BNSF oil train trundles up the TRRA's North Belt along Antelope Street in North St. Louis, MO. Second out is a warbonnet C40-8W, former ATSF 909.
A pair of former Santa Fe SD40-2s, including one still wearing its original ATSF bluebonnet paint, assembles a train at the west end of BNSF's Lindenwood Yard.
A pair of KCS GP40-3s lead transfer YKC106 down UP rails in Kansas City's West Bottoms district.