The Monett turn heads south, just weeks before the ACe's showed up to replace the Alcos.
Southbound slow rolling through town heading to Springdale.
Southbound returning to Springdale
Southbound with the last run of the Alco locomotives on the Monett turn. Aces were delivered on Wednesday September 11. They didn't run the turn on Tuesday. The A&M crew were taxied up to Monett t... (more)
The very last run of the ALCO's on the Monett turn
After dropping their train in North yard, the 3 C420's that brought in the Monett turn cut off and head for the shops to call it a day. Canon 350D.
Monett turn departing the BNSF yard for Springdale AR.
One of the last "big Alco lashup" A&M Monett turns yards their train on the north side of Springdale with six C420's.
Five Alco's roll south to pick up their train prior to departing Springdale en-route to Monett Missouri on a hot late summer day.
After picking up sand cars at Gateway, the Monett Turn notches out, struggling with a now much bigger train, heading south to Springdale. Canon 350D.
The southbound Monett turn screams south through the reverse curves at Robert Loop in the last light of day.
Four C420's smoke it up as the southbound turn crests the grade into Purdy, Missouri.
Late in the afternoon the Monett turn shoves down the lead to the large Georges complex at Butterfield in picturesque Southwest Missouri. They will be dropping about half their train here and will... (more)
A&M's Monett Turn nears its home at Springdale passing through the dip at Avoca with 5 Alcos and a 48 car train.