BNSF 5007 - TRRA High Line Bridge - Merchants Subdivision

BNSF 5007 - TRRA Highline Bridge - Merchants Subdivision
BNSF 5007 - St. Louis, MO

BNSF 5007 leads a freight train south on the TRRA's Merchants Subdivision's riverfront high line bridge. The train had come off of the BNSF's Hannibal Subdivision north of here at North Market Interlocking, which is between North Market Street and Branch Street.

High Line Bridge

The TRRA's high line bridge stretches above the riverfront at Laclede's Landing for approximately 1900 feet, between Carr Street on the north end and Washington Avenue on the south end. At the south end of the bridge, the Merchants Subdivision enters one of three short tunnels that carry the line under the Gateway Arch grounds. The current single-track bridge was built to replace a double-track bridge back in the 1990s.

BNSF trains on the Merchants Subdivision

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 head south on the Merchants Subdivision toward the Gateway Arch grounds and downtown St. Louis. After passing under the Arch grounds trains on the Merchants Subdivision turn west and head to Gratiot Interlocking, and then on to Grand Interlocking. At Grand Interlocking, which is a few miles west of downtown St. Louis, BNSF trains leave the Merchants Subdivision and get back onto the Hannibal Subdivision.

Photograph taken: October 22, 2005, at St. Louis, Missouri.


  1. Great shot. I enjoy looking at your older pictures. These are spectacular.


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