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NS 9360 - KCT Highline Bridge - Santa Fe Junction - 8/27/05

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Norfolk Southern (NS) 9360, NS 8699, and NS 9108 are seen here making a light engine movement through Santa Fe Junction, after having come off the lower level of the Kansas City Terminal's (KCT) Highline Bridge. The train is heading north through the junction on KCT Track 330, as it makes its way toward the West Bottoms area of Kansas City. The locomotives would make their way from Track 330 to Track 80 for the run north to the West Bottoms. The foreground track, next to Track 330, is Track 79.
In the background of the photograph is the eastern approach to the upper deck of the Highline Bridge at Santa Fe Junction. The Highline Bridge crosses over the Kansas River at Kansas City, Kansas. The upper deck of the bridge allows trains making their way between the tracks by Kansas City Union Station, to the east (left of the photograph) and Union Pacific's yards and tracks across the Kansas River, to the west (right of the photograph). Union Pacific's 18th Street Yard, Armourda…

BNSF 7711 - Argentine Connection - Santa Fe Junction Flyover

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BNSF 7711, BNSF 670 (an ex-Santa Fe Warbonnet), and BNSF 4308 lead a double-stack train east over the Argentine Connection flyover at Santa Fe Junction, in Kansas City. The train will soon be passing by Kansas City Union Station, as it makes its way east toward Rock Creek Junction. At Rock Creek Junction the train will get back onto BNSF rails, and travel east across the Marceline Subdivision to Fort Madison, Iowa. The Argentine Connection's tracks, as well as the tracks between the flyover and Rock Creek Junction, are owned by the Kansas City Terminal Railway (KCT).
The photograph was taken from State Line Road, which is on the border between the states of Missouri and Kansas. The view of the photograph, from this perspective, is showing the portion of Santa Fe Junction located in Kansas City, Missouri. Highline Bridge The lower bridge is the eastern approach to the upper deck of KCT's Highline Bridge. The track in the foreground is one of two tracks that lead to the low…

CSX 589 - Nashville National Cemetery - Nashville Terminal Subdivision

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CSX 589 and CSX 7906 are leading a CSX intermodal train south on CSX's Nashville Terminal Subdivision, through Nashville National Cemetery. Below, double-stack containers in well cars, on the train led by CSX 589, cross over a short tunnel that carries a road between the two sides of Nashville National Cemetery. The Nashville Terminal Subdivision runs right through the middle of the national cemetery, on a slightly angled north-south axis. The rail line, which was here before the cemetery was founded, was originally owned by the Louisville and Nashville Railroad.


Nashville Terminal Subdivision The Nashville Terminal Subdivision (NTS) is a busy, double-track rail line. Both CSX's Henderson Subdivision and CSX's Mainline Subdivision feed into the Nashville Terminal Subdivision on its northern end in Madison, Tennessee. The Nashville Terminal Subdivision starts north of the cemetery at a control point (CP) called Monfort, on the border between Madison and Hendersonvill…

GOT 242 and GOT 557 - Union Station Rail Corridor - Toronto

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GO Transit (GOT) 242, a cab control car, leads an afternoon rush hour commuter train west past two other GO Transit trains on the Union Station Rail Corridor (USRC), to the west of Toronto Union Station. The train on the far right was being pushed toward Toronto Union Station by Go Transit (GOT) 557, while the train in the middle was being pulled to the station by an unknown locomotive. The USRC has an endless parade of commuter trains, but at peak times it's not unusual to see three or more trains all entering or leaving the Union Station complex at once. I have a photograph somewhere that I need to post showing seven trains all arriving and departing Union Station during the afternoon rush hour.

The bridge over the trains is the overpass for Blue Jays Way; with the northwest corner of Rogers Centre visible on the right side of the bridge.

Photo taken: September 16, 2015, at Toronto, Ontario.

BNSF 972 - Hannibal Subdivision - St. Louis, MO - 8/23/06

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On a hot summer day, in August 2006, I caught BNSF 972 leading a train eastbound on BNSF's Hannibal Subdivision, at South Kingshighway Blvd. in St. Louis, MO. The train had just left BNSF's Lindenwood Yard, a few miles to the west of here, and was making its way toward Grand Interlocking. At Grand Interlocking it would take the TRRA Merchants Subdivision east and then north to North Market Interlocking where the train would get back onto the Hannibal Subdivision. 
BNSF 972 is wearing BNSF's Heritage 1 paint scheme, which was the first paint scheme other than test schemes that BNSF applied to its locomotives after the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe merger. At present there are three different variations of BNSF heritage paint scheme, which commemorate the various railroads that where merged to form the BNSF.
Photo taken: August 23, 2006, at St. Louis, Missouri.

UP 8404 - Chester Subdivision - Chalfin Bridge, IL - 8/13/06

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UP 8404 (an EMD SD70ACe) leads a grain train north on Union Pacific's Chester Subdivision at Milepost 26, in the flat farm lands of the Mississippi River valley in Southern Illinois. The train is between Chalfin Bridge, Illinois, to the south, and Valmeyer, Illinois, to the north.

The Chester Subdivision runs between Valley Junction (Milepost 0) in East. St. Louis, Illinois, to Charleston Junction (Milepost 171.9) in Dexter, Missouri. Much of the rail line in Illinois runs through a wide open and flat landscape, which often allows for showing the entirety of the trains running on the line. For a point of reference in regards to distance in this photograph, the white tower to the left of the train is about two miles (3.2 km) away. 
Photo taken: August 13, 2006, just north of Chalfin Bridge, Illinois.

Rocky Mountain National Park - Fairview Curve Viewpoint

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A view looking out from Fairview Curve Viewpoint, along Trail Ridge Road, in Rocky Mountain National Park. Unfortunately, while I know the image was taken looking out from Fairview Curve Viewpoint, I am not sure which mountain this image is showing.
Photo taken: September 4, 2013, Grand Lake, Colorado.

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