A BNSF grain train cruises along the calm waters of the Missouri River in Lombard Canyon. Within an hour this train will be slowed to a crawl as it climbs Winston Hill enroute to Helena.
A grain train coming down the stairsteps west of Wyaconda, Missouri on the BNSF Transcon.
The Transcon is loaded with grain trains this time of year. This one is westbound at Medill, Missouri.
A high priority UP train rolls through the harsh terrain of western Wyoming.
Up close and personal with an ET44AH crossing Fountain Creek bridge.
This GP38-2 is pulling 25 cars of petroleum products from the Hartford refinery to the Norfolk Southern A.O. Smith yard in Granite City.
A southbound high priority KCS stack train on the UP Springfield Sub passing the Phillips 66 lubricants plant at Hartford, Illinois.
An Illini Terminal GP40 sits in the morning sun at the port in Granite City. This was a Milwaukee Road Bandit now repainted.
BNSF 8435 pulls a coke train through the heavily industrialized area near the US Steel plant in Granite City, Illinois.
The setting sun casts an orange glow on the H-MEMGAL as it pulls out of the siding at Machens, Missouri.
After crossing the Missouri River, this manifest freight slips through the suburbs of St. Louis headed for Luther yard.
A rare autorack train crosses the Lost Creek bridge on the Hannibal Sub at Elsberry, Missouri.
UP 6763 leads a southbound manifest over Fountain Creek on the Chester Sub. 6763 looks like it has been put together from two different locomotives. I cannot find any information on it, but I ha... (more)
Early sun on a westbound oil train on the Hannibal Sub. There is a lake to the right of the road in the picture which reflects winter sun nicely onto the hillside.
A westbounder shows off the fall colors near Elsberry, Missouri.