I spent a "Day Out With Thomas" in East St. Louis, IL on this beautiful crisp clear late October afternoon. The TRRA provided the motive power via TRRA #3003(an EMD SD40R) pushing on the rear. T... (more)
Cargill Grain Company industrial switcher calmly idling away at the grain facility as it awaits its next assignment on a beautiful crisp early fall afternoon
Helm Financial Group(HLCX)-ex Union Pacific-motive power sits in the East St. Louis KCS yard, calmy idling away as it awaits its next assignment during a beautiful early fall weekend.
3 A&S units lead a Q-670 train north to deliver to CSX.
The 4:00 PM job is going to work at East St. Louis.Amazing that KCS is leasing this unit when it has close to 100 motors stored here at East St. Louis.I have heard that the ex CN GP40-2Ws in the 2... (more)
Coal train DPU leaving the UP Chester Sub and entering the TRRA MacArthur Bridge Subdivision on its way across the Mississippi River into Missouri. The rest of the train can be seen snaking up to ... (more)
Hotshot Z-Train from Yard Center to Mesquite Texas passes thru the St. Louis area at Q Tower.
This former EMD demo unit has been on the KCS for quite some time.It is seen here resting at East St. Louis.
One of the few remaining Gateway Western units left on the KCS is seen resting at East St. Louis.
Two UP units on NS 167 running on the TRRA Illinois Transfer
Engineer Sellers bringing back traffic picked up from CSX at Rose Lake Yard.The lumber empties were picked up from O'Neil Lumber,the stacks will head to Kansas City on tonights MVNKC junk train.
Grain loads heading south thru Q Tower in East St. Louis.
5 Helm Leasing units stored at KCS East St. Louis Yard.Between these and about 15 KCS units stored here,East St. Louis can get pretty depressing.
I was wandering around the scenic East St. Louis area when I came across this UP U30C headed for the scrap yard, minus its prime mover.