Texas Special. With a large star adorning its nose, the Katy heritage unit does its best impersonation of the joint MKT/Frisco Texas Special as it rests with UP 1982 on the eve of Na... (more)
60 years ago, it would have been common to see a passenger train come to a stop at the concrete pad visible in this frame. The depot that once occupied that spot is now gone, but NS' OCS provides ... (more)
The engineer on NS' OCS has the throttle on his vintage set of A-B-A F9s in a high notch as he pulls NS varnish out of the Mississippi River Valley and away from the St. Louis area.
Take the long way home. Despite its status as a high priority passenger special, UP OCS PJCME2 29 has encountered a plethora of TRRA-induced track maintenance during its brief trip through ... (more)
A crossing gate protects lonely Steppig Road as UP 6442 rumbles through with a northbound coal train.
Power on the "835 local" from West Quincy, MO, runs around its train on a rough looking siding at Louisiana, MO. The train will perform another run around with another cut of cars before... (more)
Nighttime Noses. A GE C40-8 and an EMD SD70M compare their leading ends under a nighttime storm at Dupo, IL, as the headlights of transfer YDU50 begin to illuminate the scene.
One of the Transcon's hottest intermodal trains powers through West Baring, MO, with a quartet of orange GE motors in control. The train is passing through a control point still guarded by an ATSF... (more)
A CP AC4400CW is going it alone on NS train D67 with a whopping 11 autoracks from the GM plant in Wentzville, MO. It is seen here on the approach to the former Wabash bridge over the Missouri Rive... (more)
A colorful consist of BNSF locomotives skirts the trailing edge of a thunderstorm on UP's Chester Subdivision south of Valmeyer, IL. The power consists of a brand new SD70ACe, a Grinstein green BN... (more)
A pair of consecutively numbered SD40Ns roll MASAS southbound through the soybean fields of southern Illinois.
That's a lot of ketchup. The Western Pacific heritage unit leads empty Newton, IL, coal train E968-08 westbound on the CSX St. Louis Line as it passes the defunct Brooks Ketchup bottling pl... (more)
Former ATSF Dash 9 #637 and company make a smokey departure from the siding at Elsberry, MO, with a long cut of empty Dakota-bound tank cars.
The CNW heritage unit rests on the western approach to the MacArthur bridge on the point of an Alton and Southern employee excursion while manifest freight MASNP approaches on the other track with... (more)
Meet Virginian. A southbound UP grain train meets Virginian heritage unit-led empty crude oil train ONUEU at Warnock on UP's Chester Subdivision. The VGN was sitting crewless in a line of n... (more)