Transfer to the UP in Saint Louis
A nicely-matched pair of SW1500s drills a cut of cars at Wiggins #2 Yard on the Mississippi Riverfront. That's the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. highway bridge above.
A pair of A&S switchers pull around the yard lead and prepare to shove this cut over the hump.
Leased unit in Utah Railway paint, built originally as SP 9083 SD45 in 1969, rebuilt by Morrison Knudsen in 1990.
Just out of the shop.
Taken about the time of the Iowa Interstate startup, locos were possibly enroute to their new owner from the ICG. I know this was St. Louis area on NS, but not sure of exact location--Can someone... (more)