A westbound manifest passes through the lowlands adjacent to the Mississippi River. This area is often under water and the constant wet conditions provide challenges to BNSF to keep the track in ... (more)
This westbound manifest is slowing down for a meet in a couple miles. The constant sound of the grain dryer motors in the grain bins on the other side of the road made it hard to hear this one co... (more)
A westbound bare table near Foley, Missouri. It was impressive to see a single Dash 9 pulling 342 axles.
A southbound power move at Ziebold Road, near Valmeyer, Illinois. In tow are a GP40M-2 and a GP60.
A pair of BNSF locomotives glow in the early morning sun as they pass the Marais Temps Claire Conservation Area near Wilkie, Missouri.
An eclectic mix of locomotives sits parked at Quality Rail in Madison, Illinois. Included are a SD38-3, GP38-2 and a C40-8W.
The sun is getting low as a westbound stack train rounds a curve near Wyaconda, Missouri.
A westbound autorack is applying the brakes as it pulls to stop just west of Wyaconda, Missouri. Track maintenance is causing trains to wait to use the single remaining track get past each other.
A westbound manifest near Foley, Missouri passes peaking fall colors enroute to Saint Louis.
A forlorn looking GP7 sits on the storage tracks at Flinton on the UP Chester Sub, near Modoc, Illinois. I looked up the word Forlorn and its definition is "pitifully sad and abandoned or lo... (more)
A pair of Geeps leading a short local train have just crossed the Mississippi River into Illinois on the KCS Roodhouse Sub. As they cleared the bridge and throttled up, the trailing GP38 let out ... (more)
A UP stack train crosses the Cahokia Diversion Channel on the Springfield subdivision.
A loaded BNSF coal train crosses the Bellefontaine bridge over the Missouri River north of St. Louis. The bridge is 1760 feet long and was completed in 1893.
A westbound BNSF manifest passes through Old Monroe, Missouri. Old Monroe Lumber processes oak trees into milled lumber, seen drying in the yard adjacent to the tracks.
A westbound manifest rolls past newly harvested fields as it approaches the Gibb siding near O'Fallon, Missouri.