The former B&O mainline to St. Louis, MO, now the Illinois Subdivision of the CSX Louisville Division, ends at milepost 327.9 severing rail service between Caseyville, IL and Flora, IL.
UP 4607 leads CSX K558 past the CPL's at West Black Lane, on the ex-B&O. This train of loaded pipes will become UP's "SMEEK" at Saint Louis.
Eastbound autos creep into Caseyville.
Rounding the bend, leaving Caseyville and the St. Louis area behind. We would end up chasing it all the way accross Illinois, and on to Washington, IN. More chase photos to come...
Hot on the tail of the tail of three previous trains, CSX L111 becomes the fourth train in 45 minutes as it passes through Caseyville Park.
639-09 with CSX 776 heads west towards HN Cabin
Q372 01 throttling up to attack the bluffs into Collinsville, IL
Westbound UP 9699 (ex-C&NW) rounds the curve at MP 327 on the heels of V249 into E. St. Louis. Q686-08.
Westbound UP 4364 crests the hill in Caseyville and starts it's run into the Rose Lake Yard in Washington Park, IL.
UP 6320 is about to desend into the Mississippi River valley and into East St. Louis with it's westbound mixed freight. I wish I owned that house to the right! Q686-08.
CSX Q204 rounds one of the many bends along Devil's Hole Rd. just outside of Caseyville, Ill