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)
BNSF 5844's conductors desk lit up on a cold and snowy Winter night.
The paperwork for tonights' train shows 136 loads and 0 empties, while the snow keeps falling. But, who cares? I'm nice and warm inside the BNSF 5844 while the coal unloading process continues thr... (more)
BNSF 5844 waits to attack the snow covered railhead, on a cold, blustery and snowy night in Northeast Missouri.
Cecil 2. Engineer, supervisor, fellow co-worker, and RP contributor Drew Mitchem eases his 136 car coal train to a stop. With temps in the teens and 4 inches of snow on the ground, the unlo... (more)
A Cajun Electric empty coal train out of St Louis, MO heads west on main 1 the Ottumwa Sub. The train is about to pass under the new overpass for the hiway 34 bypass west of Mt. P. This train is h... (more)
Southbound coal train CBAMKCH is pulling into the 7,024 feet Gage siding to meet a empty coal train that is about 3 cars too long to fit on the main between switches. After the load clears this em... (more)
New AC GEVO #5844 blasts through Pine Junction on the NS Chicago Line at the head of her westbound mixed freight.