After waiting a couple hours to exit the yard, a UP stack train hustles down the Chester Sub near Fults, Illinois.
A northbound loaded Illinois coal train crosses the bridge over a swollen Fountain Creek.
After a long wait, this westbound empty coal train appeared after coming off the Missouri River bridge. Continuous rains have raised the water level here.
It was a nice change to catch a Dash 9 today. This one is coming out of a meet at Gibb, Missouri.
This BNSF manifest freight near West Alton is approaching the Missouri River bridge and will soon be in St. Louis.
A westbound manifest passes the grain elevator at Annada, Missouri.
A westbound manifest near Elsberry, Missouri.
BNSF 6542 on the Hannibal Sub near O'Fallon, Missouri.
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An eastbound coal train passes through the townsite of Lombard along the Missouri River.
A dirty SD70ACe leads a westbound coal train along the Mississippi River bluffs near Elsberry, Missouri.
Port Harbor MP15DC, an ex SP unit, does some switching at the Port.
A Leap Day UP autorack headed south on the UP Chester Sub at Valmeyer, Illinois.
A Herzog maintenance train is picking up old ties and generally cleaning up the area in the melting remnants of an overnight dusting of snow.
This eastbound BNSF manifest on the Hannibal Sub is passing Gibb siding. I thought it might show up too late, but it had perfect timing to catch the brilliant late afternoon sun.