UP 1963, a patched Cotton Belt GP60, leads the LSB50 north over the Embarras River and out of Villa Grove.
For someone living on the east coast, I figured I'd probably never see a Cotton Belt unit at all, let alone in it's namesake city. But on a freezing November day, I got to catch a patched St. Loui... (more)
A patched SSW geep leads the YSL-53 down the hill to Lesperance Street Yard.
Blasting up the hill out of UP Lesperance Street Yard onto the TRRA for 12th Street Yard is UP Train YSL53 20 with 49 cars and a more than interesting consist. Couldn't ask for a better leader. ... (more)
After working 12th Street Yard in Downtown Saint Louis YSL53 comes back to Lesperance Street Yard in Saint Louis with a Former Cotton Belt GP60 still in its Cotton Belt Paint in the lead. The trai... (more)
A varied mix of power leads a transfer up the hill from Lesperance Street Yard .
An electic mix of power leads a transfer up the hill from Lesperance street yard.
The Nose of a Former Cotton Belt GP60 Now UP 1963, as it is seen on point of a Northbound Manifest awaiting a new crew.
Cornfield Color. It isn't common for Union Pacific to put a GP60 on the point of a manifest train, let alone one still wearing Saint Louis Southwestern colors. Someone in North Little Rock ... (more)
This Former Cotton Belt GP60 Is seen awaiting a new crew to take the train north. Yes This Locomotive was leading a Mainline Freight Train. The rest of the lash up might have been the coolest one ... (more)
A getting very rare patched SSW unit trails the YSL 53 Job power heading up to 12th street yard to gather cars .
Power for UP Train LSV52 01 sits at Poplar Bluff between feeder bands of Hurricane Isaac's remnants that would spawn tornadoes in the area later on today.
With a new track warrant, the North Local is headed home for Bloomington, moving right along at 60 MPH.
After making a pickup, the North Local reverses back to the rest of its train. It would then head south for Bloomington Yard.