BNSF 856 Entering the Gooseneck

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.

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