TRRA 1517 - North Market Interlocking - Merchants Subdivision

TRRA 1517 is on the point of a local doing some switching at TRRA's North Market Interlocking, on the TRRA's Merchants Subdivision, south of Branch Street. North Market Interlocking is where BNSF Hannibal Subdivision joins the Merchants Subdivision, in north St. Louis. The track on the left side of the image, behind the yellow hopper, is the BNSF's Hannibal Subdivision. 

In the background is the old Illinois Terminal Highline Bridge. The Highline Bridge is an almost mile long bridge that snakes its way across north St. Louis between Branch Street, on the north end, and Hadley Street, on the southern end. The bridge's northern approach comes down to grade level at Branch Street, about a block or two to the left of where this photograph was taken. BNSF's Hannibal Subdivision also crosses Branch Street, next to the Highline Bridges north approach.

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


  1. I work for the TRRA and know exactly where this is. Great picture. Would love to see more pictures of the TRRA.

    1. james did u know any old timers that worked for TRRA back in the 1970s

  2. Thanks James D.

    Seems like even when I was getting out more to photograph that didn't see very much of the TRRA. As I dig through my older photos, hopefully I'll come across some TRRA shots that I have forgotten about.

  3. Tom Gatermann​ I'm currently out on disability, haven't worked since Dec 27. And that's a great picture to have as we don't have those engines anymore.

  4. I miss the old goats. The newer geeps are nice, but not quite as interesting as the SWs.

    Hope you get better soon James D.


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