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Summer Storm

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July 29, 2006. Valmeyer, Illinois.

A summer storm roars into town. Beyond the trees you should see what seems like endless, flat fields.

Photo © Tom Gatermann

Santa Fe Sign at Night

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August 14, 2008. Chicago, Illinois.

The old Santa Fe sign still sits atop the Railway Exchange Building in downtown Chicago, back in the summer of 2008. Since then the sign has been removed and replaced with a Motorola sign. Behind it is the Sears Tower (sorry, I'm not ever going to call it the Willis Tower).

Photo © Tom Gatermann

BNSF 9977, The Lone Unit

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November 10, 2007. Cleveland, Missouri.

BNSF 9977 is the lone unit on the point of this coal train that is traveling south on the Kansas City Southern's Pittsburg Subdivision.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

The Rear Three

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November 10, 2007. Paola, Kansas.

BNSF 9921, BNSF 9476, and BNSF 8941 serve as the distributed power units (DPUs) on this southbound loaded coal train. The train is on the BNSF's Fort Scott Subdivision, crossing the Peoria Street crossing.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Standing Guard

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November 12, 2007. Atherton, Missouri.

A block signal stands along the BNSF's Marceline Subdivision, at Atherton-Sibley Road.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

BNSF 4095 And a Bit of Fall

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November 12, 2007. Atherton, Missouri.

With some fall colors framing the railroad crossing, BNSF 4095 leads a train west on the Marceline Subdivision. The train is crossing Atherton-Sibley Road.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Red Signal at Dusk

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November 10, 2007. Paola, Kansas.

Tank cars on a BNSF train are rolling south on the Fort Scott Subdivision, past the signal guarding the diamond crossing with the Union Pacific.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Just a Bit Off

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November 10, 2007. Paola, Kansas.

One of these Griswolds is just a bit off.

Photo © Tom Gatermann

Crossing the Gasconade River

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November 8, 2007. Gasconade, Missouri.

Union Pacific (UP) 5881 and UP 8128 are on the point of this empty coal train, heading west on UP's Jefferson City Subdivision. The train is crossing over the Gasconade River.

Photo © Tom Gatermann

Blue Under the Blue Sky

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October 14, 2007. East St. Louis, Illinois.

Transportación Ferroviaria Mexicana (TFM) 1314 (EMD SDP40) and TFM 1439 (EMD SD40-2) sit in the Gateway Western yard in East St. Louis, IL. Both TFM and Gateway Western are part of Kansas City Southern.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

KCSM 4546 and Larry's Truck & Electric 8858

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Kansas City Southern de Mexico (KCSM) 4546 (GE AC44CW) and Larry's Truck & Electric (LETX) 8858 (SD40T-2) are south bound on the point of Union Pacific train, ZYCHOB 13. This is a high priority train running between Yard Center near Chicago, Illinois, and Houston, Texas.

Photo taken: October 14, 2007. Columbia, Illinois.

Transportación Ferroviaria Mexicana (TFM) 1655

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Union Pacific 3858 (an EMD SD70M) and Transportación Ferroviaria Mexicana (TFM) 1655 (an EMD SD70MAC) lead train AMXASB01, north on UP's Chester Subdivision, in southern Illinois. Today, TFM is owned by Kansas City Southern de Mexico, which is owned by Kansas City Southern.
Photo taken: November 3, 2007. Chalfin Bridge, Illinois.

Heading into the Yard

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Union Pacific 1532 and Union Pacific Y1436 are about to pass underneath the southern approach of the MacArthur Bridge, as they roll into UP's Lesperance Street Yard.

Photo taken: October 20, 2007. St. Louis, Missouri.

BNSF 856 Entering the Gooseneck

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BNSF 856 leads a train off the Hannibal Bridge, and into the Gooseneck, as another train heads north out of the Gooseneck and onto the Hannibal Bridge. The Gooseneck is a short section of track, with tight curves that leads from the bridge to the West Bottoms.
The old railroad bridge that the two trains are passing under was known as the Pencoyd Bridge, and was part of the old Kansas City Suburban Belt Railroad. It was moved from this location and now serves as the pedestrian bridge by Kansas City Union Station. The moving of the bridge from this location to Kansas City Union Station was featured in Mega Movers - Massive Bridges (Season One, Episode 12) on the History Channel.
The original image was captured on Kodak Ektachrome slide film, and was converted to digital using a Nikon CoolScan film scanner.
May 2004. Kansas City, Missouri.

BNSF 7007 (Ex-BN SD40-2) at Kinsman

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March 14, 2004. Kinsman, Illinois.

BNSF 7007 (an EMD Sd40-2), still in the Burlington Northern cascade green scheme, leads a manifest freight train west at Burkhart Road on the BNSF's Chilicoth Subdivision at MP 74.13.

The original image was captured on Kodak Ektachrome.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Just a Forgotten Door

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Early December, 1992. Detroit, Michigan.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Hoppers and the Arch

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October 20, 2007. Sauget, Illinois.

Loaded coal hoppers, on a Union Pacific train, sit along the UP's Chester Subdivision, with downtown St. Louis in the background.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Window to the Past

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Late November or Early December, 1992. Detroit, Michigan.

Photo © Tom Gatermann

TFM 1437 at East St. Louis

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October 19, 2007. East St. Louis, Illinois.

While basking in the evening light under Cableicous, TFM 1437 (EMD SD40-2) sits between KCS 670 (EMD SD40-2)and KCS 606 (EMD SD40-3) at the KCS yard in East St. Louis, IL.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

The Whole Train, From Behind

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May 1, 2011. Adams, Tennessee.

A CSX grain train rolls south on the Henderson Subdivision at Adams, TN.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

CSXT 8160, Near Adams, TN

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May 1, 2011. Adams, Tennessee.

On a wet and cloudy Sunday morning, CSXT 8160 and CSXT 7864 lead a grain train south on CSX's Henderson Subdivision, just outside Adams, Tennessee.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Fall Reflection

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November 8, 2007. Gascoande, Missouri.

Union Pacific (UP) 8116 works as the distributed power unit (DPU) on this empty coal train heading west on the UP's Jefferson City Subdivision. The train is crossing over the Gasconade River, at Gasconade, MO.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

BNSF 951 and BNSF 345 at Sublette Avenue

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January 26, 2008. St. Louis, Missouri.

With the light of a winter day beginning to fade, BNSF 951 (a GE C41-8W, still in SF's Warbonet scheme) & BNSF 345 (an EMD GP60B) lead a train west at Sublette Avenue, on the BNSF's Hannibal Subdivision.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Kicking Up A Little Snow

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A Metrolink light rail train heads west (away from the camera) at Jefferson Avenue. The train was passing the Metrolink maintenance shops, and was headed for its next stop at Grand Avenue.

The Jefferson Avenue overpass was being replaced at this time, and you can see one of the new bridge piers being built to the left.

February 2, 2008. Saint Louis, Missouri.

Blue Line Train in the Middle of I-90

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March 13, 2004. Chicago, Illinois.

A CTA Blue Line train heads east down the center of Interstate 90, at North Canfield Avenue. The Blue Line runs between O'Hare International Airport, downtown Chicago, and the Forest Park transportation center.

Photo © Tom Gatermann

SSW (Cotton Belt) 8049 and UP 9293 at Airflite Drive

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May, 1997. Cahokia, Illinois.

Union Pacific 9293 (a GE C40-8) and five Cotton Belt and Southern Pacific locomotives sit with their respective trains at Airflite Drive. The lead Cotton Belt locomotive is St. Louis and Southwestern (SSW) 8049 (a GE B40-8). Behind SSW 8049 are Southern Pacific 8011, Southern Pacific 5103, and two other SP engines whose numbers I can't make out.

The image was originally captured on Kodak Ektachrome film.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.


Southern Pacific 303 at Dupo

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October 14, 2007. Dupo, Illinois.

In this image an un-patched Southern Pacific unit, number 303, sits on the point of empty coal train CTSWE-12, in Union Pacific's Dupo Yard. The train was returning from a power plant near Chiles, Kentucky to West Elk Mine in Colorado to reload.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

UP Coal Train CNATV

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UP Coal Train CNATV
October 14, 2007. Columbia, Illinois.

Coal train, CNATV, lead by Union Pacific (UP) 6647 and UP 6235 (an ex-Southern Pacific unit), is south bound on the UP's Chester Subdivision.

In the background is the Jefferson Barracks Bridge, which carries I-255 over the Mississippi River between South St. Louis County, Missouri and Columbia, Illinois. The train was running from North Antelope Mine in Wyoming to a Tennessee Valley Authority power plant.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.


UP 9283 Leading Train QAYASX12

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UP 9283 Leading Train QAYASX12
October 14, 2007. Fountain, Illinois.

Union Pacific (UP) 9283 (a C40-8) is leading train QDYASX 12 north at Fountain Creek, on the UP's Chester Subdivision. Train QDTASX12 is a "Quality" manifest train running from Dayton, TX to the Alton & Southern's Gateway Yard in East. St. Louis, IL.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Rays of Light at Long Point Light

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Rays of Light at Long Point Light
September 8, 2017. Provincetown, Massachusetts.


Roped

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Roped
September 8, 2017. Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Somewhere out on Cape Cod Bay, while sailing on the Bay Lady II.

Photo © Tom Gatermann

Looking Toward Main Street

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Looking Toward Main Street
September 28, 2017. Markham (Unionville), Ontario.

This view is looking northeast from the Unionville train station toward Main Street. Further down the tracks is the Kennedy Road crossing. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to catch a commuter train coming through the crossing like I had planned. However, there will be a next time.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

GO 654 at Eureka Street

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GO 654 at Eureka Street
September 28, 2017. Markham (Unionville), Ontario.

Metrolinx GO Transit 654 ( MP40PH-3C) is pushing a train south at Eureka Street, on a train headed toward Toronto Union Station.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

GO 654 Pushing Through the Curve

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GO 654 Pushing Through the Curve
September 28, 2017. Markham (Unionville), Ontario.

Metrolinx GO Transit 654 (a MP40PH-3C) is pushing a train south at Eureka Street, on a train headed south toward Toronto Union Station. The train's next station stop is at Unionville GO.

Photo © Tom Gatermann

GO Cab Control Car 317 at Unionville

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GO Cab Control Car 317 at Unionville
September 28, 2017. Markham (Unionville), Ontario.

GO Transit 317, a cab control car, leads a train south at Eureka Street, on an inbound run to Toronto Union Station.

Photo © Tom Gatermann

GO 560 at Unionville

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GO 560 is seen here pushing a commuter train past the old Unionville Depot and Stiver Mill, during its trip to Union Station in downtown Toronto. The buildings are now part of a community center.
Photo taken: September 28, 2017. Markham (Unionville), Ontario.

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