A busy moment at Lenox Tower as I focus on 33Q with interesting loads at the head end of the train. A KCS IKCVN passes to the left of the view as UP's ZYCHOB waits on the Pana sub.
Sonny rolls the yvn112 over the unique trestle that carries 'the southbound' main over Mississippi Avenue in East St. Louis.
At milepost 29 approaching Montclair Avenue is KCS manifest MKCVN running in the daylight thanks to a heavy snowfall slowing their progress overnight. KCS 3235 is assisted by KCS 690, TFM 1337, a... (more)
Gohsts of the espee down the MacArthur east approach.
Finally near the East St. Louis terminal, KCS 4057 and company await clearance through Valley Junction at 19th Street. Shortly after proceeding, the heavy M train would break a knuckle and tie up... (more)
Gateway Western started the tradition on this route with a GP38-2 and a few of the Christmas themed cars still used. KCS 1 slows in Sherman siding to cut off and prepare for a shove to Godfrey, s... (more)
Covered wagons can still be found on the ex GM&O a few days every December thanks to the Holiday Express.
KCS 1 leads the Holiday Express at track speed as Mr. Sellers gives a wave and blasts for Bridgeport Street in White Hall, Illinois enroute to the Godfrey stop.
Eastbound grain empties make some noise through scenic Clarksville, Missouri. Lock and dam 24 on the mighty Mississippi is in the background.
Westbound pigs cross the Mississippi River on the KCS swing span and prepare to wind through Louisiana, Missouri.
Warbonnets on an eastbound mixed freight just south of Louisiana, Missouri.
Warbonnets on an eastbound mixed freight crossing the KCS Mexico sub.
Coal loads across the Cuivre River.