Two UP geeps bask in the sun on a chilly winter day with the St. Louis skyline in the background, just after a major ice storm hit the area. 1783 is one of only 2 GP38AC's on the UP. Canon 350D.
After finally getting a signal at North St. Louis, and already having a line through terminal, this engineer highballs, wasting no time getting up to speed. Its good to see older units on a train ... (more)
The engineer puts on a show as he throttles up after getting a signal to the yard tower where it will change crews. The second unit is a former Rio Grande tunnel motor. Canon 350D.
Well it looks like a second retirement for the SD90MAC's as KCS is now getting rid of them, where they will go from here is anyones guess. These units await their fate at the E. St. Louis engine f... (more)
With a rare SD40X (basically an SD50 on an SD40-2 frame) on the point, MKCES enters the UP Springfield Sub at Godfrey with two more B39 junkers trailing. This trainis headed for the yard at E. St.... (more)
With a trio of B39's, the Schnieder train accelerates north across Wood River while heading for a meet with MKCES just outside of Godfrey. Canon 350D.
I'm not sure why this UP power is poking on the KCS, but the St. Louis skyline can be seen in the background. And check out the 3-stack of super high mounted searchlight signals. Canon 350D.
Not exactly the power you expect to find on a long rack train. Actually this is Millennium Rail #1 waiting to interchange cars with the NS. This little ancient SW1 tends to be an elusive creature ... (more)
After having some trouble at North St. Louis, this road job with a pair of SD40-2's continues north where it will make set-outs and pick-ups at UE and Old Monroe. Canon 350D.
The conductor on this NS freight takes a smoke break while waiting for clearance to exit the yard. It's good to still see some Conrail engines running around. Canon 350D.
With the sun below the horizon, IHOYC creeps northward towards Dupo past one of the few trees along this portion of the line. Canon 350D.
Now this is cool, C30-7's haven't been on UP's roster for how long? And this one is still in UP paint, and apparently is in operating condition. It was sitting just outside NS's A.O. Smith yard. C... (more)
Framed by a tree and with Horseshoe Lake in the background, this UP manifest sits on the A&S Railway at IL Rte. 111, waiting for clearance through HN Cabin. Canon 350D.
Looking like a KCS publicity train, IKCVN, the Schnieder train, comes around the curve at SH with a pair of KCS ACe's and a solid train of Schnieder trailers and containers. Canon 350D.
A great visitor to the St. Louis area, the George Bush engine stops at SH for a few precious moments for me to capture this night shot. It will go out right away on MTRLI. Canon 350D.