Westbound coal at first light. Unfortunately this old signal and wooden platform have now been replaced with a newer steel platform and signal.
This heavy train had three mid-train DPUs heading south at Bottom Road.
A UP coal train passes milepost 83 (83 miles south of St. Louis)on approach to Gorham, Illinois.
A Union Pacific manifest crosses the Big Muddy River headed south on the Chester Sub. This is in a remote area of southern Illinois just outside of the 5000 acre Trail of Tears State Forest.
The last light of the day catches a nice looking BNSF consist at Orchard Farm, Missouri.
BNSF 1075, still in H1 paint, makes its way west near Elsberry, Missouri.
After getting run-around by a couple other trains, this low priority sand train pulls away from Medill headed west.
After waiting for maintenance workers to give up their track time, this southbound Norfolk Southern train is departing from the Dupo Yard.
Southbound Norfolk Southern coal crossing the Fountain bridge on the UP Chester Sub.
Rolling downhill west of Wyaconda, Missouri.
This FTRL SW1500 is shuffling some grain cars at Granite City.
A nice hole in the clouds lined up with the arrival of this westbound coal train on the Hannibal Subdivision at Foley, Missouri.
A south bound manifest freight at Fults, Illinois up against the backdrop of the Mississippi River bluffs.
Early morning light on a westbound coal train near Orchard Farm, Missouri.
This train was moving slowly along the Mississippi River south of St. Louis which allowed me to catch up and get a shot in front of the bluffs near Valmeyer, Illinois.