After running to the power plant via BN's ex-SLSF River Line, an empty Union Electric unit coal train waits for a crew to head back to the MP main at Illmo. In the distance, the southbound BN loc... (more)
BNSF 2545 leads BNSF's "415 job" south through the outskirts of Cape Girardeau, Missouri on the railroad's River Subdivision.
The spiffy ex-Frisco GP38-2s - with a single car and caboose - lean in one direction as they pass through the super-elevated curve, while the power on UEL run-through coal train looks like it migh... (more)
With just a cab in tow, it looks like maybe the local crew is either about to start their work, or has just finished. As a crew member steps down at the pre-fab office, a competitor can be seen o... (more)
A trio of U30Cs and a single B30-7 lead a loaded unit coal train up the BN (SL-SF) at the Mississippi River flood wall gate on the north side of Cape Girardeau.
Leaving Cape Girardeau, the engineer has just notched-out his trio of EMDs, which respond with a very non-Alco exhaust cloud. No big plumes, just a dirty-looking sky above the train. The geeps ret... (more)
Mopac units snake a northbound coal train below the Mississippi River limestone bluffs on the Frisco's River Subdivision
BN's PBF glides along the flood wall as a '64 Impala cruises by on Water Street.
BN (SLSF) GP38-2 2365 leads local train 111 past an empty UEL waiting on a new crew. The local is on the former SLSF St Louis-Memphis line, while the UEL will take the MP branch in the foregroun... (more)
After a long steam train chase, could their really be a better finale? The northern is looking nice, the Mopac heritage engine (UP 1982) is shiny and clean, and all the while the Bill Emerson Memo... (more)
The southbound local comes over the hump just south of downtown Cape as it passes an empty Missouri Pacific run-through UEL coal train.
The Port SEMO power resting for the weekend.
UP 844 backing next to the river for it's rest in Cape Girardeau.
Portland to Birmingham freight rolls along the west bank of the Mississippi just south of downtown Cape.
UP 844 special steam engine reversing into Cape Girardeau, MI to stop for the night.