A westbound oil train passes over the rolling hills of northern Missouri.
A train load of wind turbine blades moves up the hill into Wyaconda.
With number boards all in a row, this fast stack train throttles back as it comes down the hill east of Wyaconda, Missouri.
A BNSF grain train at West Medill, Missouri on the BNSF Transcon. You can see remnants of a recent derailment at the lower left. Behind me in the picture is a row of destroyed UPS trailers piled... (more)
The early morning calm is disrupted by an loaded coal train making its way along at 30 mph.
An empty coal train passes in front of the Ameren Portage de Sioux power plant near Machens, Missouri.
A single KCS locomotive rolling over the Fountain Creek bridge headed toward East St. Louis.
This must be the lowest priority train of the day. They pulled up here south of Dupo, Illinois and got run-around by trains in both directions for a couple hours.
This is the second of two freights to come off Cardy Hill within the last few minutes. These trains can't possibly sneak up on you. With dynamics whining, they can be heard for at least a minute ... (more)
This UP train is rolling downhill out of Marceline, Missouri. That's a huge fill the train is passing over as it makes its way across hilly northern Missouri a few hours from Chicago.
A northbound coal train passes a stopped manifest freight at Val on the UP Chester Sub.
You can hear the dynamic brakes screaming as this train comes down off Cardy Hill near Ethel, Missouri. As the train approaches, it throttles back and passes under the bridge where I am standing.
This heavy train is passing under one of the few remaining ATSF signal bridges in the area.
Storms were close, but luckily they didn't interfere with getting this photo at first light near Bucklin, Missouri.
This short train is moving along the banks of the Mississippi River at South Shore.