The year is 1944. The 844 is brand new and the Tunnel is only 15 years old, as evidenced by the keystone above the portal. Now, what the heck is that futuristic looking blue thing behind the ten... (more)
The tunnel belches smoke as 3985 emerges, also belching smoke.
UP's Centennial 6936 flys by as it leads a directors special towards St.Louis.
For the first time in almost ten years, a BNSF loaded coal train traverses the lead into the Ameren UE West Labadie power plant. UP's contract is up at the end of 2010, and BNSF is bringing in "te... (more)
UP #6936 leads its engineering special eastbound wrong main.He was running wrong main due to many eastbound freights being parked waiting to get into St. Louis
Waiting for a crew to take it west, this train waits outside of Ameren UE's Labadie Power Plant, which supplies nearly 70% of Missouri's power and is the single largest consumer of coal on the UP ... (more)
Taken from the end coach of train #301, 1 of 2 tunnels between St. Louis and Kansas City.
A coal train bound for UE's Labadie Power Plant nears its destination.
This coal train has just unloaded at Labadie, and now heads back to southern Illinois for reloading. Note the bell placement on MP 964! Kodachrome II, Yashica TL
Eastbound on the Rock Island's St. Louis line. Kodachrome II, Yashica TL