UP 3053 continues south out of Dupo while passing under a classic Missouri Pacific signal bridge on Union Pacific's Chester Subdivision.
Locomotives: UP 3053 & UP 5493
The "Trek to Tennessee" Special approaches its final stop for the day in Dexter, MO.
A northbound UP freight rolls along the bluffs of the Mississippi River as it heads for the St. Louis area.
UP 6359 & UP 6415 leads a loaded coal south near Columbia on former Missouri Pacific's now Union Pacific's Chester Sub. First I've ever seen from one of these units, UP 6359 had oscillating ditch ... (more)
UP 6757 leads an empty coal train north by the crossovers at Val on the UP Chester Sub on 9/12/10.
A lone GEVO leads this intermodal through the tiny town of Fountain, Illinois on its trek toward St. Louis, and eventually, to Oakland, CA. Two young women are in the perfect position to give the ... (more)
Southbound manifest in front of the beautiful Southern Illinois bluffs as the sun sets behind me.
Having just left Dupo, the Little Rock Express traverses the beautiful Illinois farmland (and this wonderfully flat, ready for planting field!) on its way to Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
The Shiloh Limited pulled by UP 844 passes through Chester, IL on the last leg of its journey to Marion, AR.
UP 844 leads the Shiloh Limited passed unplowed farmland on the last leg of its journey to Marion, AR.
The Shiloh Limited flies along what was once a racetrack for the SSW/MP RR as the signal bridge to the rear attests.
The Shiloh Limited makes a service stop allowing the civil war reenactors including the band time to get off the train and play for the crowd gathering to look at the 844.