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 tunnel belches smoke as 3985 emerges, also belching smoke.
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.
The steam special slowly steams around the bend approaching "Pace", where the dispatcher will hold him to meet a westbound Amtrak.
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.
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.
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.
A U.P. ballast train rolls through mother nature's canvas of beautiful fall colors at the historic Missouri Pacific Depot in Kirkwood.
The Kirkwood station platform is crowded this afternoon as train 313 rolls in for another routine stop. The fall colors provide a fantastic backdrop this time of year.
We caught this westbound fast mover in the gorgeous afternoon light. Oregon is a hidden gem for railroad photography, still having a lot of the old time character that hasn't been modernized yet.... (more)
Northbound at the Ameren Rush Island power plant. It wasn't long after this shot, that we got drenched by a massive rain cloud approaching from behind us!
Smoke 'em if you got 'em!
The southbound INRD train splits some Monon semaphores in the final days of the Hoosier Sub.
Southbound warbonnets and a green machine soar high above U.S. 67 in Crystal City, MO.
Two nice warbonnets lead this Memphis bound freight past this old mill and feed store in downtown Imperial, MO.