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Missouri and Northern Arkansas 4080 (an EMD SD40-2) is rolling west on Union Pacific's KC Metro Subdivision, north of the River Market area. The bridge nearest to the locomotive in the background is the Berkley Parkway bridge. The bridge behind it is the Heart of America Bridge, which carries Route 9 over the Missouri River.
Photo taken: September 26, 2005. Kansas City, Missouri.

Between the Bucks

Norfolk Southern 9865 leads an east bound train through a grade crossing at Birmingham Junction. The train was heading to Norfolk Southern's Avondale Yard in North Kansas City, Missouri which is about eight miles from this location.
Birmingham, Missouri. September 26, 2005. Photo © Tom Gatermann

Splitting The Signals

Early on a rainy September morning, Union Pacific 5087 along with a Norfolk Southern locomotive roll north on the joint UP/I&M Rail Link mainline at Birmingham Junction. The train had just crossed over the Missouri River on the Trueman Lift Bridge. The top of the bridge can be seen way back in the distance.
Photo taken: Birmingham, Missouri. September 26, 2005. Photo © Tom Gatermann

Tracks Below, Trailers Above, Locomotives In The Middle

Union Pacific (UP) 5662 and Union Pacific 6674 lead an empty coal train west across the the approach to the Kansas River bridge. Above the two UP locomotives is an east bound BNSF Z train that was made up almost entirely of UPS trailers on flat cars (TOFC). Both trains are crossing above BN Crossing which is just to the east of Santa Fe Junction.

Kansas City, Missouri. August 28, 2005.
Photo © Tom Gatermann

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