GWWR 2037, originally a Penn Central GP38, and one of only two locomotives left in Gateway Western's paint scheme, rests at the E. St. Louis facilities and is slated to go out on the MESKC. Canon ... (more)
At the end of the day, this UP grain train slips through the long shadows at Kirkwood while drifting slowly down Kirkwood Hill and past the snow covered depot. Canon 350D.
Looking more like a scene from the sierra nevada, this UP coal train rolls through Webster Groves, amazingly just a few miles outside of downtown St. Louis. The train is about to roll past CP D011... (more)
After a bit of a hold-up, UP has things moving again as this manifest accelerates out of Tuxedo Park past the thouroughly ice covered trees after thursdays crippling ice storm which actually shut ... (more)
After the fresh snow and ice, MRS 254 idles next to the yard office while the crew is inside getting their paper work for the day. MRS just recently painted the boxcar into locomotive colors. Cano... (more)
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.