The MPIPB departs Villa Grove with some nice power on the head end and third out.
The UP Local peeking out behind MPIPB
Southbound manifest heading to the UP Chester Sub
MPIPB has finally made it into Dupo at 2:00 am, here in the dense fog, it sets out bad orders at the south end of Dupo Yard.
Late in the day, UP MPIPB races south across farm acess roads and the colorful foliage along the Mississippi River bluffs. Canon 350D.
With the St. Louis Arch looming in the background, MPIPB has 7 units on it today, all GE's, all were running but only 2 were online. This train had a large block of pipe loads at the head end toda... (more)
The crew of UP MPIPB 23 leave the comforts of NS 9841 as they have tied down in the Stuttgart Yard. With no room in Pine Bluff the crew has no choice but to catch a ride out of Stuttgart.
In the evening's golden light, MPIPB 13 scoots through Cahokia on the way to Dupo. When in Dupo, the crew asked the carman for an empty trash bag, and it's apparent why; just look at all the trash... (more)
UP MPIPB 25 is waiting for a Northbound to pass, so it can cross over and go South. In an attempt not to block the crossing ahead of them, they ended up blocking a school bus at the crossing behin... (more)
Southbound freight heading to the UP chester Sub
A pair of brand new ES40DC units still in primer, NS 7525 & NS 7526, have brought the MPIPB 13 from Pittsburgh and is enroute to Pine Bluff as it rolls through rural Arkansas.
This UP manifest, MPIPB 27, is rolling over the Fountain bridge late in the day, it is slowing down for a yellow signal.