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CSX 7570 - TRRA Merchants Subdivision - St Louis - July 2008

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CSX 7570 rolls south (away from the camera) on TRRA's Merchants Subdivision in North St. Louis. CSX 7570 and another locomotive were trying to make a quick run past the mini-Death Star in the background. I am not sure, but I believe the large dome is possibly for grain storage, at a trans-load facility along the Mississippi River.

CSX 7570 is a  General Electric built C40-8 model locomotive. The locomotive was built in 1989, for the CSX railroad.Since this photograph was taken, the locomotive has been sold off to GECX, a railroad leasing company, and is now GECX 7570.

Photograph taken: July 14, 2008, at St. Louis, Missouri.

UP Big Boy 4006 - A close up of the number plate

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This is the number plate, bell, and number boards of  Union Pacific Big Boy X4006. The steam locomotive is on display at the National Museum of Transportation. UP 4006 is one of 25 Big Boy locomotives that were built for the Union Pacific Railroad in the early 1940s, and are considered to be the biggest steam locomotives ever built.
Photo taken: April 12, 2005. Kirkwood, Missouri.

UP Big Boy 4006 - A fireman's view inside the cab

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Looking forward out of the fireman's window on Union Pacific Big Boy X4006. You can click the following link to see a close up photograph of Big Boy 4006's front that I took on the same day.
Photo taken: April 12, 2005. Kirkwood, Missouri.

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