NS local out of Federal Yard DF25 is seen working the Ardent Mills complex in Alton Illinois with a classy looking ex Southern high hood GP38-2 doing the honors. The Mississippi River Bluffs provi... (more)
Amtrak 306 passes beneath the B&O-style Color Position Light signals at CP Wann. These signals date to the B&O ownership of the Chicago & Alton, and are among the last left standing on the line.
With a CSX C40-8W and a CEFX SD40M-2 in an SD45 carbody, KCS train IVNKC rolls north on the UP Springfield Sub passing the Alton IL Amtrak Station.
Still in green three months before the ITC's acquisition by Norfolk & Western.
Northbound Amtrak "Lincoln Service" departing Alton, IL Amtrak station on a beautiful mid spring late afternoon. The train was completely filled, as increasing numbers of people are discovering r... (more)
There was quite a line. They looked pretty good for goners. The acetylene heads cut the traction motor leads rather than disconnecting them reducing the RTO value. If only they'd had a good pri... (more)
The local trundles down the old main with scrap for Azcon. The truss bridge is over Wood River creek. This line recently lost one of two wig wags due to the Indiana Avenue extension.
Westbound Amtrak Ann Rutledge(GE-P42DC #141) taking on passengers at Alton, Illinois on a crisp autumn day--Canon PowerShot G2
This UP RCL local patientally waits to switch Alton's large grain facility with the spectacular Lewis & Clark suspension bridge in the background. Canon 350D, 28-80mm.
No longer in use, This Plymouth sits and awaits its final fate.
At Alton, IL there remains a two-of-a-kind crossing signal. This ancient wig-wag signal is one of the last two still in service in the general St. Louis area. All others are gone.