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NS 9270 and NS 8687 at Gratiot Interlocking In St. Louis

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NS 9270 and NS 8687
June 9, 2007. St. Louis, MO.

With a bit of Cableicous​ framing, NS 9270 and NS 8687 roll west on the west approach of the McArthur Bridge, near Gratiot Interlocking. The light engine movement was heading to the UP's 12th Street Yard to pick up a string of cars. Meanwhile, the Union Pacific locomotive was on the point of a westbound train that was waiting for clearance to proceed through the interlocking and onto the UP's Jefferson City Subdivision.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

UP 8024 on the TRRA Merchants Subdivision With The Gateway Arch In The Background

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With the Gateway Arch and part of the downtown St. Louis skyline in view, Union Pacific 8024 is seen here on a coal train that is parked on the TRRA's Merchants Subdivision, near Compton Avenue. UP 8024 was the distributed power unit (DPU) on this coal train. Next to the coal train, a BNSF manifest train makes its way west. This location is just to the east of Grand Interlocking, where the Merchants Subdivision, as well as the BNSF Hannibal Subdivision, and Union Pacific Jefferson City Subdivision all interchange with each other.
Photo taken: June 12, 2007, at St. Louis, Missouri.

UP 7247 and CSXT 7527 On The Jefferson City Subdivision At Webster Groves, MO.

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UP 7247 and CSXT 7527 at Webster Groves
October 31, 2006. Webster Groves, Missouri.

Union Pacific 7247 and CSXT 7527 sit just east of the signals at old Tuxedo Park station, on the Union Pacific's Jefferson City Subdivision. The train was waiting for clearance to proceed west.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

UP 5617 Parked On The TRRA Merchants Subdivision in St. Louis

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UP 5617 Parked on the TRRA
October 31, 2006. St. Louis, Missouri.

Union Pacific 5617 is lone unit on the point of a coal train that is parked on the TRRA's Merchants Subdivision.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

BNSF 6042 and BNSF 5613 With the Gateway Arch in the Background

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With the Arch in the Background
October 31, 2006. St. Louis, Missouri.

With the Gateway Arch in the background, BNSF 6042 and BNSF 5613 lead an empty coal train east on the Union Pacific's Jefferson City Subdivision, near Compton Avenue. Normally, BNSF trains use the TRRA's Merchants Subdivision, which is just behind the BNSF train. In the image you can see a loaded coal train parked on the Merchants Subdivision.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Ex-Southern Pacific Daylight 4460 At The National Museum Of Transportation

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Southern Pacific 4460 sits under a shed at the Museum of Transportation.
Photo taken on: September 29, 2006. Kirkwood, Missouri.

Autoracks Over, A Coal Train Under, and UP 7197 In The Middle At Santa Fe Junction's BN Crossing

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Over, Under, in the Middle
September 23, 2006. Kansas City, Missouri.

Union Pacific (UP) 7197 is the distributed power unit on an east bound coal train that is rolling across the Kaw River Bridge approach, above BN Crossing. Above, an auto rack train crosses Kansas City Terminal's flyover at Santa Fe Junction, while below a BNSF coal train rolls south through BN Crossing to BNSF's Fort Scott Subdivision.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Crossing Gates On UP's Chester Subdivision At Sunset

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Crossing Gates at Sunset
August 4, 2006. South of Valmeyer, Illinois.

As the sun sets, the crossing gates at KK Road on the UP's Chester Subdivision stand guard.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

GECX 8497 - Illinois Transfer Subdivision - Valley Junction

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GECX 8497 at Valley Junction
GECX 8497 (an EMD SD40T-2) comes off the TRRA's Illinois Transfer Subdivision at Valley Junction. The Illinois Transfer Subdivision runs between Valley Junction on the southern end of the line, and TRRA's Madison Yard on the northern end. In the background, the train is passing under a portion of the MacArthur Bridge's east approach that leads into Alton & Southern's Gateway Yard. The eastern approach splits at Valley Junction, with two tracks going to the A&S yard, and the two tracks to the left of GECS 8497 coming down to grade next to South 20th Street in East St. Louis, IL. The road in front of the locomotive leads into the massive rail yard complex east of the junction.
Photo taken: December 23, 2006. East St. Louis, Illinois.

BNSF 643, BNSF 6934, and WC 3026 - Hannibal Subdivision - II

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BNSF 643, BNSF 6934, and Wisconsin Central 3026 lead train east at Chouteau Avenue. The train is rolling eastward on BNSF's Hannibal Subdivision, and is heading toward TRRA's Grand Interlocking, where it will roll onto TRRA's Merchants Subdivision. BNSF trains on the Hannibal Subdivision use the TRRA's Merchants Subdivision between Grand Interlocking and North Market Interlocking.
Painted in a "map" scheme, WC 3026 is WC's 10th anniversary unit that also celebrated Wisconsin's sesquicentennial anniversary of statehood. BNSF 643 is an ex-Santa Fe engine that is still painted in the Warbonnet paint scheme, even though the engine has been patched. BNSF 6943 is an SD40-2 that is painted in BNSF's Heritage I paint scheme.
Photo taken: December 24, 2006, at St. Louis, Missouri.

BNSF 643 - ex-SF Warbonnet - Lindenwood Yard - St. Louis, MO

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BNSF 643 sits on the point of a manifest train that is waiting to depart BNSF's Lindenwood Yard. Meanwhile, another BNSF train is slowly making its way along side BNSF 643's train. BNSF 643 is a former Santa Fe locomotive that is still painted in the Warbonnet paint scheme. While the locomotive still had its Santa Fe paint scheme, it had been re-lettered as a BNSF locomotive.
Lindenwood Yard is BNSF's primary yard in the St. Louis area. BNSF also has a smaller yard located in North St. Louis, along the Hannibal Subdivision. Lindenwood Yard sits on the southwestern edge of the City of St. Louis, along Interstate 44. The yard is a former Frisco Railway yard.

Photo taken: December 24, 2006, at St. Louis, Missouri.

NS 8925 and UP 9765 At Gataeway Yard - With The Gateway Arch

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NS 8925 & UP 9765 With The Gateway Arch

Norfolk Southern 8925 and Union Pacific 9765 are on the point of a manifest train that is making its way through the Alton & Southern's Gateway Yard, with the downtown St. Louis' skyline in the background.

Gateway Yard is one of two hump and classification yards in the St. Louis area. The other hump yard is the TRRA's Madison Yard, located in Madison, IL an Venice, IL. The Gateway Yard's western end is at Valley Junction in East. St. Louis, IL., while the eastern end of the yard is in Alorton, IL. In 1968, the Missouri Pacific and the Chicago & North Western railroads purchased the Alton & Southern and operated the railroad jointly. Today, the Alton & Southern is owned by the Union Pacific Railroad, which now owns both the Missouri Pacific and Chicago & North Western railroads.
Photo taken: December 24, 2006. Alorton, Illinois.

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Union Pacific 1982 (The MoPac Heritage Unit) On Train IHOYC-17 At Dupo Yard

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March 18, 2006. Dupo, Illinois.

Union Pacific 1982 (the MoPac heritage unit) sits on the point of train IHOYC-17, in UP's Dupo Yard. The train was waiting to depart and head north to Yard Center, near Chicago, Illinois.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.


Union Pacific 1982 at Dupo Yard On The Point Of Train IHOYC-17

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March 18, 2006. Dupo, Illinois.

Union Pacific 1982 sits on the point of train IHOYC-17, in UP's Dupo Yard.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.


UP 9539 and LTEX 9898 On The Chester Subdivision At Columbia, IL.

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Union Pacific (UP) 9539 and Larry's Truck & Electric (LTEX) 9898 lead a train north on UP's Chester Subdivision, near BB Road. The train will soon be arriving at Dupo Yard, to the north of this location.
Photo taken: March 10, 2006. Columbia, Illinois.

Prague Tram 9097 Passing Through An Archway/Tunnel In Lesser Town

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April 29, 2015. Prague, Czechia.

A tram makes it way through the small tunnel underneath a building on Letenská Street in Lesser Town.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.


Rooftops and Windows in Lesser Town Prague

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April 29, 2015. Prague, Czechia.

One more rooftop shot from Prague. This one is looking down from the grounds of Prague Castle at Lesser Town.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.


Tram 2272 on the Mánesův Most (Mánes Bridge) - Prague

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A vintage tram, number 2272, rolls across the Mánesův most (Mánes Bridge) which crosses the river Vltava between Old Town and Lesser Town. The building in the background is the Univerzita Karlova v Praze - Filozofická fakulta (Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague).

April 29, 2015. Prague, Czechia. Photo © Tom Gatermann

Crossing Signals - 12th Street Viaduct - West Bottoms of KC

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A railroad crossing signal under the 12th Street viaduct in the West Bottoms of K.C.
Photo taken: November 5, 2008. Kansas City, Missouri.

Union Pacific 4507 Leads A Pipe Train At Kirkwood, MO

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March 15, 2006. Kirkwood, Missouri.

Led by UP 4507, a unit-train pipes is heading west on the Union Pacific's Jefferson City Subdivision. The train is just east of, and approaching, the Kirkwood Amtrak Station at Kirkwood Road.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.


UP 4507 Leads A Pipe Train On The Jefferson City Subdivision At Maplewood, MO.

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UP 4507 at Maplewood

March 15, 2006. Maplewood, Missouri.

Union Pacific (UP) 4507 leads a unit-train hauling pipe west on the UP's Jefferson City Subdivision, along Greenwood Blvd. © Tom Gatermann.

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UP 9539 at BB Road, On The Chester Subdivision

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Union Pacific (UP) 9539 rolls north on UP's Chester Subdivision through the BB Road crossing.


Photo taken: March 10, 2006. Columbia, Illinois.

UP 1982, UP 1988, and UP 4859 On Train IHOYC-17 At Dupo Yard

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March 18, 2006. Dupo, Illinois.

Union Pacific (UP) 1982, UP 1988, and UP 4859 are on the point of train I-HOYC-17, as the train sits in UP's Dupo Yard. UP 1982 and UP 1988 are two of UP's heritage locomotive fleet, and commemorate the Missouri Pacific Railroad and Missouri, Kansas, & Texas Railroad ("The Katy").

I-HOYC is an inter-modal train  that runs between Houston, Texas, and Yard Center (near Chicago, Illinois).

Photo © Tom Gatermann.



UP 3961 Passing Underneath Dupo Yard's Cantilever Signal Bridges

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 UP 3961 at Dupo Yard
A Union Pacific freight train, led by UP 3961, rolls north under the cantilever signals bridges on Union Pacific's Chester Subdivision at Dupo Yard. These signal bridges are from the days when this was a Missouri Pacific line and yard. Many of the old Missouri Pacific signal bridges along this line have disappeared over the years, but a few seem to remain, including some at Gorham, IL. At least it looks like they are still standing per the satellite and street views on Google Maps.
Photo taken: March 18, 2006. Dupo, Illinois.

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