New slogan and paint scheme? Spotted at the Alton & Southern Gateway Yard.
Portrait of an engineer, a man and his machine. Ed Dickens, Engineer, and Manager of Heritage Equipment & Facilities, poses for a photo while performing post-trip maintenance in St. Louis.
Two fresh Ozark Valley Geeps spot a car at the Cerrro Copper plant in Mexico, MO.
Graham Grain's nice little SW1 emerges from a tunnel of trees on track that has practically been reclaimed by Mother Nature. A closer look at the crew riding up front seems to indicate a welcome ... (more)
The must have trestle shot at Fountain. A big thank you for whoever cut down the trees piled in the foreground, it really opened up this shot.
Brand new unit in the new Southern Belle style Heritage paint scheme. This photo was taken with a KCS herald on the side of the nose. This should have been a "KCS de Mexico" herald. Since the d... (more)
The year is 1944. The 844 is brand new and the Tunnel is only 15 years old, as evidenced by the keystone above the portal. Now, what the heck is that futuristic looking blue thing behind the ten... (more)
The freshly painted Southern Belle Twins prepare to pull a long string of brand new KCS covered hoppers out of East St. Louis, IL.
The steam special puts on quite the show as it blasts off from a quick stop at the Kirkwood Station, located just out of frame, behind the train.
Wow! What a lashup! The Bush Unit leads the Katy and the Mo-Pac Heritage units under a classic Mo-Pac signal bridge, as they continue south through the Mississippi River bottoms of southern Illi... (more)
Wow! What a lashup! The Bush Unit leads the Katy and the Mo-Pac Heritage units through the bottoms and past the bluffs of the Mississippi River.
3985 heads south on the Chester Subdivision near Columbia, IL. If you look close, you will see the Saint Louis skyline in the distance on the right side of the horizon.
The tunnel belches smoke as 3985 emerges, also belching smoke.
The Holiday Express heads toward it's next stop in Godfrey, IL. Little did I know, this would be my last opportunity to photograph them in black paint.
The Mo-Pac Heritage unit leads it's train northbound along the Mississippi River through Chester, IL, as it's competition pushes some barges south on the river.