After waiting for a northbound coal train to pass, the dispatcher has given the green signal to MASNL, a merchandise freight from the Alton & Southern Yard in Illinois to North Little Rock, AR.
A recently repainted ES44AC leads train ZG4MQ south down the Chester Sub.
After getting clearance to pass a red signal, this UP manifest is making its way north to Valley Junction on the UP Chester Sub. Most of the Chester Sub is now inaccessible due to Mississippi Riv... (more)
This BNSF train is running on the UP Chester Sub near Columbia, Illinois.
An eagle circles overhead as UP 2002 moves at 10 mph past the stopped AARASX train at Bottom Road near Columbia, Illinois.
This Union Pacific auto rack train is headed south on one of the massive levies along the Mississippi River in Illinois south of St. Louis.
A single UP locomotive is pulling a long train, but still managing to pick up speed headed south on the Chester Sub near Columbia, Illinois.
This heavy train had three mid-train DPUs heading south at Bottom Road.
A high/wide load pulled by an SD70M heads north toward St. Louis on the Chester Sub double track near Columbia, Illinois.
As one train passed me and the other approached, I was hoping they would line up and it actually worked out. The locomotives of a south bound grainer and the DPU of a north bound coal train are ... (more)
A C44-9W/GP40-2 combo leads an East St. Louis to Dallas TOFC train through the farmland south of Dupo shortly after getting underway. The "T" in the symbol stands for TOFC/COFC traffic, of which ... (more)
A fresh looking UP SD70AH leads train ZG4MQ down the Chester Sub.
Coal crossing Fountain Creek south of Columbia, Illinois.
A trio of Union Pacific AC4400CWs head north on the Chester Sub.
An NS train with a nice consist moving south at Ziebold Road on the UP Chester Sub.