After a meet with CNKNA9-20, the Olympic units continue south along the Mississippi River.
KCS employees discuss the special instructions for handling this train on the tight curve. Wind tower hubs make up the first three loads.
The Peoria to LaHarp train tied down on a sunny afternoon.
2001 leads AASFX past the old Mopac station.
The KCS stacker passes the old tower at Venice. Anyone know who first used the structure? GM&O, ICG, or does it date back to the Alton?
A KCS transfer approaches the K connection enroute to Willows Tower. Gateway Eastern will deliver the damaged autorack to Mellinium Rail in Wood River, Illinois. The faded pink structure is the ... (more)
A view eastward from Kingshighway as IVNKC pulls into the yard. In a few moments, It will be CSX Q-106.
KCS makes an unusual move on UPs route to Valley Junction. A KCS transfer occupied their normal route into the East St. Louis Terminal Yard.
Coal for Pawnee soaks up the early morning sun.
Nothing spectacular about this BNSF manifest other than the wonderfully uncluttered scenery which I'm definitely not used to.
In this view, RRC 4139 approaches the switch for the lead.
This GP7 is stationed at the Squaw Creek Mine yard. RRC 4139, a former CNW and Precision unit, clears on the main as RRC 20 and 11 wait. Where else can you find a GP7, SD35, and SD38-2 operating... (more)
RRC 11 is believed to be an ex Seaboard Air Line SDP35.
Easily in charge of this train, the classy duo continues south.