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)
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)
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)
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.
A Cotton Belt painted GP60 rockets through Gardner. About a half mile north of here, he hit the 62.8 detector doing 60 MPH.
After making a ten car pickup, the North Local heads south for Bloomington Yard.
As a southbound work train sits in the siding, a patched Cotton Belt GP60 highballs down the main, just south of Odell.
A patched SSW (Cotton Belt) leads the way south, on UP's North Local.