The former Santa Fe mainline across Missouri is certainly not the same as it was during the heyday of the Superfleet in the mid-90's, but it's still a thrilling experience to stand mere feet above... (more)
In a scene repeated time and time again, BNSF 4003 leads a train past the former Santa Fe station in La Plata, now used as a station stop for Amtrak's Southwest Chief.
A BNSF auto rack train moves through CP East Baring where new Safetran signals have been cut in in place of the searchlights being phased out. It was fitting that a former Santa Fe motor would be ... (more)
After waiting on a parade of five eastbound trains to clear a single track work area just west of here, a westbound stack train accelerates through the crossover at East Medill. The new signals f... (more)
A hot Z train behind a fairly new ES44C4 accelerates after cresting the hill in the distance at Wyaconda.
One of BNSF's monster stack trains snakes its way down the undulating track west of Wyaconda with two GE's up front and two more pushing on the rear of the train. Nearly all of the containers are... (more)
Most days the BNSF runs alittle shooter Z-train from Willow Springs to Kansas City. Normally it isn't too big, but stays with the hot status, and usually it is a mid-morning train on the Marceline... (more)
An eastbound stack train passes thru the small town of Norborne on BNSF's Transcon Main. Norborne is located on the joint trackage with the NS between Camden and Carrollton on the Marceline Sub. T... (more)
A westbound Q-CXOLAC1-12 is lined up at La Plata as the sun sets on the day. This control point in northern central Missouri is one of the few remaining signal bridges left along the Marceline Sub... (more)
A trio of 6-axle GE's are on the point of a stack train blasting east through the former Santa Fe signal bridges protected the crossovers at CP La Plata. These signals were cut over just 10 days l... (more)
3 UP SD9043MAC's lead a westbound UP auto train on the BNSF Marceline Sub just west of Baring, MO on 4/10/10.
Amtrak 150 is on the point of #3 Southwest Chief near Henrietta Missouri on BNSF's Marceline Subdivision.
New safetran signals await to be cut in in front of the east-facing signal bridge at CP La Plata on BNSF Marceline Sub.
As an update, these signals have been cut over on 1.18.14.
An eastbound UP APL stack train passes through Sugar Creek, MO just after sunrise on 11/7/13.
The Galesburg, IL, to Barstow, CA, high priority manifest train passes thru the small community of Camden. This is one of the few manifest trains we seen on my trip that was setup in DP mode. The ... (more)