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Union Pacific 6795 at Jefferson Avenue

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St. Louis, Missouri. February 4, 2005.

Union Pacific 6795 leads a grain train east at 23rd Street on the Jefferson City Subdivision. The train is passing under the old Jefferson Avenue overpass.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Green Light Ahead

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Chester, Illinois. February 5, 2005.

Union Pacific 8183 and Union Pacific 6184 lead a southbound coal train past the signal on track two of the UP's Chester Subdivision at Menard Junction. In the background is the of the bridge over the Mississippi River at Chester.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Around the Bend

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Chester, Illinois. February 5, 2005.

An auto parts train rolls south on track one of the Union Pacific's Chester Subdivision, while another train lead by UP 8183 sits on track two. This was taken at Menard Junction where the Chester Subdivision goes from two tracks to one track.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Union Pacific 8183

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Near Maeystown, Illinois. February 5, 2005.

Union Pacific 8183 leads a loaded coal drag south on the UP's Chester Subdivision at mile post 26.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Passing By

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Near Maeystown, Illinois. February 5, 2005.

In the distance Union Pacific 8183 leads a southbound loaded coal drag past a northbound empty coal drag on the UP's Chester Subdivision. This shot was taken at about mile post 26 on the Chester Subdivision. Mile post 0 is north of here at Valley Junction in East St. Louis, Illinois.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Rolling West Under The Power Lines

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St. Louis, Missouri. February 1, 2005.

On the point of an empty coal train, Union Pacific 6758 leads two patched ex-Southern Pacific locomotives west on the Jefferson City Subdivision at South Kingshighway Blvd.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Into The Dip

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St. Louis, Missouri. February 1, 2005.

Union Pacific 6758 leads a train west on the Jefferson City Subdivision at Jefferson Avenue. The second and third locomotives were patched Southern Pacific locomotives.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Fallen Flags

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St. Louis, Missouri. January 8, 2005.

Still sporting their pre-merger paint schemes, BNSF 6868 and BNSF 6384 lead a northbound train past the old Cotton Belt (St. Louis & Southwestern RR) freight depot just north of downtown St. Louis.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Tankers In The Snow

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Columbia, Illinois. January 9, 2005.

A string of tank cars roll north on a Union Pacific train on the Chester Subdivision. In the distance in the Jefferson Barracks Bridge which carries Interstate 255 over the Mississippi River between Missouri and Illinois. Locally the bride is called the JB Bridge. The bridge is named after the national cemetery located in Missouri atop the river bluffs in the distance.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

To The Tower

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Dupo, Illinois. January 9, 2005.

Union Pacific 9513 rolls north Chester Subdivision approaching the Dupo Yard tower.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Big Reds

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TRRA 3005 and another TRRA locomotive are seen here on the point of a southbound transfer train that is on Union Pacific's Chester Subdivision at Airflite Road. The train came down the TRRA's Illinois Transfer Sub to Valley Junction in East St. Louis where it then got onto the UP's Chester Subdivision. The train came south down the Chester Subdivision in order to make a back up move into the Alton And Southern's Gateway Yard, which is north of here at Valley Junction.
Photo taken: January 9, 2005. Cahokia, Illinois.

Y696

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Dupo, Illinois. January 9, 2005.

Union Pacific Y696 works a remote job in the Union Pacific Dupo Yard in January 2005. In the distance is Union Pacific 7240, on the point of a southbound train that was being re-crewed. Once the train has a new crew it will roll south on UP's Chester Subdivision.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Neck and Neck

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January 9, 2005. Columbia, Illinois.

Union Pacific 9101 leads a light engine movement past Union Pacific 9513 at Bottom Road on the UP's Chester Subdivision. UP 9513 and its train had just come to a stop when UP 9101 came sneaking north along side.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Alton and Southern 12

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Alton and Southern 12 is seen here sitting in the back storage area at the Museum of Transportation. The 0-8-0 locomotive has definitely seen better days since it was built in 1926. According to the website Steamlocomotive.com, the locomotive was built for just under $60,000 dollars and logged over 600,000 miles of service for the Alton and Southern Railroad.

Photo taken on: December 31, 2004, at Kirkwood, Missouri.

Tears Part II

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Kirkwood, MO. December 31, 2004.

This is the number plate on the front of Alton and Southern Railway's old steam locomotive number 12. The locomotive is stored at the St. Louis Museum of Transportation. The Alton and Southern is still around and is a switching railroad in the St. Louis area.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Cold And Silent

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Kirkwood, Missouri. December 31, 2004.

This is a view looking inside the now dormant firebox of Union Pacific Big Boy X4006. At one time, fire raged inside this firebox creating the heat that turned water into the steam needed to propel this mighty steam locomotive. Big Boy X4006 is one of many steam locomotives on display at the St. Louis Museum of Transportation.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

The West Barretts Tunnel

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Kirkwood, Missouri. December 31, 2004.

This is the east tunnel portal of the western Barretts tunnel. There are two tunnels approximately a quarter of a mile apart. The west tunnel sits on the Museum of Transportation's property. I believe also that the east tunnel is also owned by the museum, even though it cannot be accessed by the public. The east tunnel sits outside the museum's main grounds. Today the west tunnel is used to store miscellaneous railroad rolling stock. Visitors to the museum cannot go inside the tunnel as the east portal is fenced off.

The two tunnels were built as part of the Pacific Railroad's drive to build a line from St. Louis west to Kansas City, via Jefferson City. Both tunnels were built in the mid 1850's. The west tunnel is the shorter of the two tunnels and is about 410 feet long. The east tunnel is about 590 feet long. In 1929 concrete was used to rebuild the west tunnel's portals (US Dept. of the Interior).

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Obstructed View

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Kirkwood, Missouri.

A view from the engineer's side of Union Pacific Big Boy X4006, located on display at the Museum of Transport in St. Louis County.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Zero MPH

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After many years of dutiful service, this locomotive has seen better days as it sits at the Museum of Transportation in St. Louis County. The museum has quite an extensive collection of railroad rolling stock and automobiles, along with a few boats and an airplane. If you are ever in the St. Louis area, the museum is well worth a visit.


Photo taken: St. Louis, Missouri. December 31, 2004.

On The Point

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Seen here leaving the Norfolk Southern's Luther Yard in North St. Louis is BNSF 5115, on the point of a Norfolk Southern stack train. The train would makes it way south before using the TRRA's Merchants Bridge to cross over into the state of Illinois.

Photo taken: St. Louis, Missouri. December 29, 2004.

Crew Change

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A new crews gets BNSF 5723 and its train ready to head west on the BNSF's Hannibal Subdivision, near South Kingshighway Blvd. The crew van that delivered the new crew is seen in the background on the right of the photograph.

Photo taken: St. Louis, Missouri. December 29, 2004.

Around the Bend

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Union Pacific 1091 leads the morning local east on UP's Jefferson City Subdivision at South Kingshighway Blvd. The train had just passed along side Manchester Avenue, and was now rounding the curve to pass under the South Kingshighway overpass, before heading on to Grand Interlocking.

Photo taken: St. Louis, Missouri. December 29, 2004.

UP 321 At Ivory Yard

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Union Pacific 321 leads a local south through Ivory Yard on UP's Desoto Subdivision.
Photo taken: St. Louis, Missouri. December 28, 2004.

Waiting at Bixby

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Union Pacific 5963 and Union Pacific 5995 sit on the point of their respective trains in the southern end UP's Dupo Yard.
 Photo taken: December 28, 2004. Bixby, Illinois.

The East Approach

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Union Pacific 4445 and Union Pacific 2934 lead a freight west on the east approach of the MacArthur Bridge, over Boismenue Avenue. Further east on Boismenue Avenue you can see part of the approach's curve, as it swings back around at Valley Junction, and beyond that is the yard tower at the Alton and Southern's Gateway Yard. UP 4445's train had come out of Gateway Yard.
Photo taken: East St. Louis, Illinois. December 28, 2004.

Three, Two, One.

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Union Pacific 321 (an EMD GP38-2), and four other Geeps, lead a local south on the Lesperance Street Industrial Lead at Bellerive Park, in South St. Louis.
Photo taken: St. Louis, Missouri. December 28, 2004.

MRS 255 Doing Some Street Running

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Manufacturers Railway System 255 leads a switch job south on 2nd Street. The locomotive and its train were heading back to the MRS yard after doing some switching at a business near Barton and 3rd Street. Business on this line is pretty much all gone. The largest business on the line, a chemical company, closed many years ago leaving only a couple of smaller businesses to support the line.
Photo taken: St. Louis, Missouri. December 27, 2004.

St. Louis Car Company 102 at Union Station

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On Christmas Eve in 2004, RPCX (SLCC) 102 sits under the train shed at Union Station. RPCX 102 was one of the locomotives used for a dinner train that was based out of Union Station. Unfortunately, in just over a year the dinner train service came to an end and the locomotive along with the other rolling stock were sold off. The locomotives were eventually sold to Norfolk Southern, while the passenger cars made their way to Kansas City Southern.
Photo taken: St. Louis, Missouri. December 24, 2004.

Southern...

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Back in 2004, an old Southern Pacific (SP) tunnel motor, now under Union Pacific ownership and patched as UP 7905, is seen here on a westbound freight near Jefferson Avenue. This locomotive from what I can find online was former SP 8566. I'm guessing the person who was doing this custom paint job got side tracked.

Photo taken: St. Louis, Missouri. December 11, 2004.

NS 8835 Under Adelaide Avenue

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St. Louis, Missouri. December 11, 2004.

Norfolk Southern 8835 (GE C40-9) leads a freight south under the Adelaide Avenue overpass in North St. Louis. Just north of this location is Norfolk Southern's Luther Yard.

#railroad #railroadphotography #norfolksouthernrailway #stlouis

Bright Red On A Cloudy Day

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TRRA 1517 is on the point of a local doing some switching between North Market and Branch Street on the TRRA's Merchants Subdivision. To the left of the train is a large scrap metal facility that the gondolas behind the engines were destined for.

Photo taken: December 11, 2004. St. Louis, Missouri.

Tears

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This is one of the earliest digital images I ever took, and was taken with a Canon G3. The G3 had a whopping 4 megapixel sensor, and in my opinion only produced moderate results. However, the G3 was my my introduction to capturing images digitally on a regular basis.
The photo was taken at the St. Louis Museum of Transportation on a chilly Novmeber day. It was difficult to get good images with the G3, when the images had any significant amount of dark areas because of the amount of noise that was generated. I feel that this image turned out fairly well, considering the camera's capabilities.
Photo taken: St. Louis, Missouri. November 6, 2004. Photo © Tom Gatermann

Union Pacific 6786

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Washington, Missouri. April 2, 2011.

UP 6786 is seen here leading a coal drag east on the UP's Jefferson City Subdivision.

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Toronto Union Station From Above

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Toronto, ON. November 24, 2010.

A view of Toronto Union Station and its train shed as seen from the outdoor observation deck of the CN Tower.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

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