Two switchers tend to duties on a windy track under a beautiful Saturday afternoon sky.
Two classic gems and a diamond
Traces of the Milwaukee Road....... still showing through on this old GP40, recently picked up by Respondek Railroad, awaiting a little TLC in Granite City, IL.
Newly acquired CP 8166 passes by the Respondek Rainbow, an increasingly colorful group of locomotives assembled in Granite City, IL.
Ready to depart Chama, 488 and train finish boarding the last few people.
A loaded coal train tops the hill at Kirkwood on one of the first days of summer. The historic Kirkwood depot is decorated with bright colored flowers through the summer.
A unit train is pulling up to swap crews at Baden, passing the front yards of Antelope Street. This block of houses has quite the front porch view of rail activity, although only a handful of trai... (more)
An empty UP oil train comes through Kirkwood, MO, deviating from its normal route taking it to Alton & Southern Railway, and eventually BNSF at Mitchell, IL.
The City of Kirkwood is putting up signs along the tracks warning people to keep off.
An Alton & Southern crew takes an empty oil train to Mitchell, IL to interchange to the BNSF. This train came off the Union Pacific at East Saint Louis, IL.
A southbound Bakken oil train zooms by Wagon Wheel Road, a few miles from Lenox Tower, where it will hand over to the Alton & Southern Railway.
TRRA's Madison Turn heads west on BNSF rails as it nears its destination of Lindenwood Yard in the last rays of daylight.
Lit by a few sodium lights and the first minutes of dawn, this BNSF train bound for Galesburg makes its way through downtown Saint Louis. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Bridge is just to the left, li... (more)
After the crew has just left the train, 431 sits at Pontoon Road, waiting a few hours before it heads north later in the afternoon.
A loaded UP coal train comes over the MacArthur Bridge, about to turn south to Dupo, IL.