The museum's restored Also RS-3 in MOPAC colors looks fine at the "Rails At Night" event.
At the first ever "Rails At Night" event hosted by the museum, period actors pose in front of one of the museum's treasures, the Frisco 1522 4-8-2 Mountain. We in St. Louis still hold ou... (more)
The evolution of steam power is on display at the Museum of Transportation. The 4-4-0 Daniel Nason (center) dates from 1858; DL&W Camelback 952 is from 1905; and Santa Fe 2-10-4 5011 is a Baldwin... (more)
Here's a look at the backhead inside the cab of ATSF Texas-type 2-10-4 #5011. This locomotive was the first in the final order of 2-10-4's that the Santa Fe ordered during 1944. There were twenty ... (more)
Phase II heritage engine 66 spent two months in captive service on the Missouri River Runners between St. Louis and Kansas City. It is seen here accelerating train 314 away from its station stop i... (more)
As darkness falls on Kirkwood, MO, BNSF 5456 and 3 more units idle crewless at Geyer Road on the point of stack train Q CLOSTL1 25A. A leased CIT Group SD60, CEFX 6011, is second out in the consis... (more)
Boston & Albany 4-4-0 "Marmora" #39
This 4-4-0 American was built for passenger service in 1873 for the Boston & Albany, It is the sole surviving example of an "Eddy Clock" locomotive,... (more)
Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 Big Boy #4006
It's not quite 8 am and Union Pacific Big Boy #4006 basks in the glow of the early morning light at the St Louis Museum of Transportation. With no luck... (more)
Boston & Providence Railroad 4-4-0 "Daniel Nason" & Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe 2-10-4 No. 5011
The oldest steam locomotive in the MOT collection and one of the oldest surviving lo... (more)
The Reading "Black Diamond" Steam Engine
The Reading "Black Diamond" is a steam powered inspection engine. Though an oddity in the railroad business, several lines had such examples, the... (more)
On the first-ever "Rails At Night" event at the Museum of Transportation in suburban St. Louis, EMD FTA 103 stands proudly below a beautiful sunset.
On the first-ever "Rails At Night" event at the Museum of Transportation in suburban St. Louis, EMD FTA 103 and its B-unit stand proudly as the sun sets.
AMTK P42DC #66 (Phase II Heritage) leads Amtrak Train #313 Missouri River Runner wast on track #1 of the UP (ex-MoPac) Jefferson City Sub at the station stop in Kirkwood, MO on March 3, 2014.
It’s been fifteen years since UP reintroduced their ‘winged’ logo on the noses of their locomotives, and while they did so as a nod to their own heritage, it also seems appropriate here on the for... (more)
One of UP’s AC6000 ‘convertibles’ (essentially an AC4400 in an AC6000 carbody) in faded paint leads an eastbound auto rack train up the hill through downtown Kirkwood.