The KCS westbound freight out of St. Louis had been running afternoons west of Roodhouse. Well that change the 1st week of June when I was there. On Wednesday a complete meltdown created a 12 hour... (more)
After meeting the I-KCVN-25 and the G-KCJV-25, KCS Train M-VNKC-24 finally heads west from meeting point Harmony on the KCS Mexico Sub.
Locomotives: KCS 4127, KCS 4590, KCSM 4892
A grain empty for Jacksonville, IL, KCS Train G-KCJV-25 rolls east on the former Gateway Western just west of WSS Harmony on the KCS Mexico Sub.
Locomotives: KCS 4012, KCS 4007, KCS 4706
The tri-weekly East St. Louis-Kansas City manifest, KCS Train M-VNKC-24 crosses the former Chicago & Alton Missouri River Bridge at Glasgow on the KCS Mexico Sub. The Gateway Western lettering da... (more)
KCS 1902 is on point of the Slater local job rounding the bend not far from the Harmony siding on the KCS Mexico Subdivision.
The KCS Mexico Subdivision has a rich railroad history behind it if you know where to look for it. One such piece of history is the Chicago & Alton bridge at Glasgow, Mo that spans over the "... (more)
4012 East eases downgrade into the Missouri River bottoms just west of Glasgow.
The Southern Belle crosses the 1900 Chicago & Alton Missouri River Bridge on the KCS Mexico Sub. on its way to East St. Louis to check out the new work done along their route in the St. Louis area... (more)