Built in 1955 as ITC 780. The raised drop step was one of many options ordered to make the IT SW1200s suitable to work with their GP7s on road trains, as they often did. 1206 is seen here with I... (more)
After being stationed on the Metro freight line in St. Louis for several years and recently undergoing work at the Manufacturers Railway in St. Louis, Respondek 1219 now resides at the Rivers Edge... (more)
The Texas Eagle north through Godfrey after an overnight snowfall that would melt just hours after arrival.
GMTX 2163 East over the Meramec River... local, UP Jefferson City sub.
On the first day of unloading at the Port District's new transload area, RRC 1206 waits to shuffle the 50 car pipe train which arrived the night before. Illinois Terminal colors adorn most of Res... (more)
On the first day of unloading at the Port Districts new transload area, RRC 1206 waits to shuffle some of the 50 car pipe train which arrived the night before.
A Caterpillar train rounds the curve near Lenox running as O55. A fresh crew will take it southeast on the ex-Southern line later this day.
The eastbound 'junk train' approaching it's destination of the East St. Louis terminal. KCS has used this ICE threesome several times recently on the manifest freight but it had eluded my lens in... (more)
The scene of Mondays derailment of Lincoln Service 301. The rear section of a lowboy trailer remains under amtk 173 as R.J. Corman equipment move in position. The passengers and crew have been r... (more)
A light engine move on the SQS just before sunset.
A short KCS M train charges north at County Line Road. As a result of reduced traffic, this train has since been cut back to 3 days a week.
The local trundles down the old main with scrap for Azcon. The truss bridge is over Wood River creek. This line recently lost one of two wig wags due to the Indiana Avenue extension.
This trip through the St. Louis area went much slower than anticipated. Delays for Amtrak at Labadie and Wood River, a few slow orders, delay at KCS ESL terminal sub with one main taken by mainte... (more)
A fresh EMD leads the pig train out of the sag south of Jerseyville, Illinois.
The engineers special slows momentarily in Altamont to join CSX trackage to St. Elmo, IL.