Wabash EMD E8 1012 leads a seven car train at Thompson Missouri in 1953. Otto Perry photo, from my collection.
KCS’s OCS is eastbound on the Mexico Subdivision, and is nearing their crew change point of Mexico, MO. The NS St. Louis District parallels here, and can be seen to the left.
CSX 3376 brings KCS train I-VNKC uphill between Thompson and Centralia, Missouri
UP 8661 leads NS train 23Q, west. This train was specifically all empty intermodal well-cars. Thompson, Missouri.
KCS 3941 rolls down hill into the small town of Thompson, Missouri.
With the weather warming up and trees getting green back on them,shots like these are possible.Here we see Norfolk Southern 9138 leading a auto-rack train destine for Kansas City,MO.
Norfolk Southern train 112 gets underway after having to slow down.
Westbound heading into the late afternoon sun