An empty Union Electric Labadie train on the Chester Sub. is headed for another load of Southern Illinois coal with an interesting U30C-SD40-GP50-B23-7 lashup. The fresh GP50 is just a few weeks o... (more)
The Shiloh Limited passes by the Chester Visitor Center and overlook.
Keeping Schedule: Making another stop in Chester, UP 844 accelerates, keeping a tight schedule while heading to Memphis, down river, for the bridge opening. A lot of the employees at the mi... (more)
Missouri Pacific EMD SD40-2 No. 3097 sits at the engine facility of the small yard in Chester, Illinois, in September 1984, with two cabooses keeping it company.
The Shiloh Limited pulled by UP 844 passes through Chester, IL on the last leg of its journey to Marion, AR.
The sun has just come over the prison at Menard as the UP 844 rounds the S-curve coming into Chester for a servicing stop on the Shiloh Ltd..
UP 844 special steam engine runs under an overpass a little out of Chester, IL.
UP #844 makes her presence known as she crosses over a small bridge in Chester, one of the six whistle stops along the route to Cape Girardeau, MO. The event was part of UP's "Great Excursion Adv... (more)
St. Louis Southwestern 4-8-4 819 was built in 1943 as the last member of class L1. She was the final locomotive constructed by the Cotton Belt in the company shops at Pine Bluff and the last locom... (more)
UP's Challenger heads south through the beginning of fall colors on the scenic Chester Subdivision.
UP 6021 and UP 5732 slowly (10mph or 15mph instead of 70mph) go through the crossing while heading North.