The Heritage units do a reverse move to tie back on to the MASBN.
The C&NW and MoPac Heritage Units lead the MASBN up the Alton & Southern mainline, headed towards Bloomington, IL.
With the Gateway Arch and the St. Louis skyline in the background, the C&NW and MoPac Heritage Units lead the MASBN up the Alton & Southern mainline.
The UP engineering special turns south to begin it's trip down the Desoto Sub. The C&NW Heritage Unit has the honors.
Looking north, you can see the profile of the Gateway Arch, as the engineering special prepares to wye the train and head back west through St. Louis toward the Desoto Sub.
The C&NW Heritage Unit leads an engineering special past Allenton Rd. After some pretty fancy driving, the train was rounding the bend as I was pulling up. I actually put the vehicle in park BEF... (more)
The very first KCS SD70ACe in Southern Belle colors prepares to lead her sister unit, KCSM 4679, out on an empty grain train of brand new matching Southern Belle covered hoppers. These locos were... (more)
A Conrail motor leads one of the special scheme W.C. units Westward, just minutes away from passing the famed Red Board Hobbies in Belleville.
A visitor to the prairies of Illinois teams up with a native Illinoisan today.
A Northbound stack train glides high above the misty Kaskaskia River valley.
The freshly painted Southern Belle Twins prepare to pull a long string of brand new KCS covered hoppers out of East St. Louis, IL.
The freshly painted Southern Belle Twins bring a loaded grain train down Godfrey Hill and across the Wood River, bound for East St. Louis, IL.
The freshly painted Southern Belle Twins bring a loaded grain train through M&O Junction, as they get ready to duck under the MacArthur Bridge approach.
Wow! What a lashup! The Bush Unit leads the Katy and the Mo-Pac Heritage units under a classic Mo-Pac signal bridge, as they continue south through the Mississippi River bottoms of southern Illi... (more)