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Endangered Species

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March 17, 2005. St. Louis, Missouri.

Southern Pacific 4652 brings up the tail end of a Union Pacific local on the Jefferson City Subdivision back in 2005. This caboose is still roaming the rails on Union Pacific locals in the St. Louis area. Though it doesn't look as good today as it did in 2005.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.


On The High Line

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St. Louis, Missouri. October 22, 2005.

BNSF 5007 leads a freight train south on the TRRA's Merchants Subdivision's riverfront high line. The Mississippi River is out of site just to the right of this photograph. Southbound BNSF trains come off the BNSF's Hannibal Subdivision and onto the TRRA's Merchants Subdivision at North Market Interlocking in North St. Louis. From North Market BNSF trains roll south toward downtown St. Louis and then veer west on the Merchants Subdivision to Grand Interlocking. Grand Interlocking which is a few miles west of downtown St. Louis is where the BNSF trains leave the Merchants Subdivision and roll back onto the Hannibal Subdivision.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Work Train

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March 17, 2005. St. Louis, Missouri.

A work train lead by Union Pacific 9344 rolls westward on the Jefferson City Subdivision at South Kingshighway Boulevard.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.


Just a Slight Problem

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Kirkwood, MO. March 6, 2005.

An old wooden boxcar that has seen better days, at the St. Louis Museum of Transportation.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.


Need A Hand

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St. Louis Museum of Transport. March 6, 2005.

The couple on the front of Frisco 1522 which is on display at the museum.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Stay

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Kirkwood, Missouri. March 6, 2005.

These are stay bolts on a steam locomotive on display at the St. Louis Museum of Transport. Stay bolts are used to reinforce the inner and outer flat metal sheets of the locomotive's boiler. Due to the high amount of pressure inside the boiler, the flat sheets would loose their flatness without the stay bolts which would probably lead to the boiler failing in a bad way.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Monochrome Curves

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February 11, 2005. St. Louis, Missouri.

This view is looking west from 23rd Street toward the Jefferson Avenue Bridge down the Union Pacific's Jefferson City Subdivision. In this view track one is the center track, track two left hand track, and the far right track is the lead from Ohio Street into the UP's 23rd Street Yard.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

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