Way Back Machine: Before the ban on cameras and electronic devices on the railroad, we wait for an A&S move to clear before we head East. The A&S move is coming off the grade to the MacArth... (more)
Way Back Machine: On a foggy summer night in 2007, an A&S transfer job with a Geep 38 and two SW1500's pokes out of a yard lead at Vally Jct. They are pointed towards Dupo, which is most li... (more)
ALS 1501 and 1522, two veteran SW1500's, work around Gateway Yard in East St. Louis on a beautiful sunny day.
One of only a few ALS units remaining in service switches Gateway Yard. Most of the ALS roster has been replaced with UP units.
When my father would see his Uncle Rob, he would usually give my father a new Baldwin Locomotive Works Builder's Card. Robert F. McKee, Sr. worked for Baldwin as a design engineer, so Uncle Rob ha... (more)
An A&S transfer from the northern half of the railroad nears the massive Gateway Yard, seen here crossing the CSX main at HN Cabin, behind the only painted GPs on the roster.
An Alton & Southern "Odyssey Set", consisting of GP38-2 #2001 and a pair of SW1500's, bring ALS job 301, north, through Washington Park, IL and under the busy Interstate 64. This move is... (more)
Alton & Southern SW1500 #1510 and UPY MP15AC #1214 works UP's Alton & Southerns Gateway Yard in beautiful (lol) East St. Louis, Illinois. ALS #1510 was retired a few months later.
Alton and Southern Job 301 is seen delivering a cut of cars to CSX's Roselake Yard while an Eastbound Train waits for a signal to leave the yard.
An Alton and Southern Odyssey Set is seen leading ALS Job 301 to CSX's Roselake Yard. Once the train is in Roselake Yard it will be given the symbol CSX Q332. Here the Odyssey set is seen passing ... (more)
A trio of Alton & Southern SW1500s catch a few rays during a brief hole in the clouds on a stormy October 3rd, 2014. SW1500 1510 was delivered to the ALS in February 1970, and 1516 and 1513 arriv... (more)
A Faded Alton and Southern SW1500 Spews smoke as it notches up with another cut of cars to sort in the yard.
A&S SW1500's 1501 and 1511, A&S GP38-2 2000 and UP GP60 1964 depart Gateway Yard with a transfer for St. Louis.
Note windows in short hood.
From my slide collection by ALLEN CLUM.
Alton & Southern MP15DC 1522 and SW1500 1512 get a break from switching A&S's Gateway Yard and stretch their legs on a transfer run.