A BNSF shorty takes the main at West Alton, Missouri while a lengthy 500+ axle manifest train waits in the siding.
An eastbound UP stack train pours it on at Landau Drive near Marceline, Missouri.
A high priority train heading east on the BNSF Marceline Sub at Bucklin, Missouri.
A BNSF stack train flies past the old Santa Fe station at Marceline, Missouri. This station was built around 1913 and now houses the Walt Disney Hometown Museum.
NS train 111 stopped in the siding at Wentzville in order to retrieve a few empty auto parts cars from the GM plant. They will soon be on their way to St. Louis.
This has to be the biggest signal bridge I've ever seen. This westbound stack train is accelerating out of the massive BNSF Logistics Park yard only a couple miles away. The two mainline tracks ... (more)
A loaded coal train slows for a meet on the Hannibal Sub. They are passing through a huge bird flight corridor along the Mississippi River. Not sure if you can see, but the conductor is holding ... (more)
I arrived at Paradise before dawn and waited in the station parking lot for the sun to come up. The two GP9s for the Paradise Local were sitting behind the station, ready for the short run to St.... (more)
Everyone was in the bar enjoying their beer while I was outside enjoying the 500+ axle freight train passing through town. Maybe I have my priorities messed up...
A LORAM Rail Grinder passes back and forth over a section of track at Louisiana, Missouri. This is the BNSF Hannibal Subdivision on the banks of the Mississippi River.
Loaded coal moving railroad west near the Mississippi River at Kampville, Missouri.
A nice mix of locomotives sits outside of Quality Rail's repair shop in Madison, Illinois. Included are an SD70, SD60, C40-8 and an SD40-2W.
A remote controlled MP15DC owned by SCF Lewis and Clark Terminals is positioning grain hoppers for unloading at their facility in Granite City, Illinois. At the right in the photo you can see ano... (more)
A southbound manifest on the Chester Sub at Maeystown, Illinois.
A westbound oil train crosses the Cuivre River at Old Monroe, Missouri. I'd have to say that those power lines had my full attention as I tried to get into position.