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Rock Island Bridge

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October 18, 2008. Rock Island, Illinois.

An old Rock Island RR bridge crossing over an entrance to Rock Island Arsenal. The bridge is now part of the Iowa Interstate Railroad.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

ICE 4204 at Davenport

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October 18, 2008. Davenport, Iowa.

Iowa, Chicago & Eastern (ICE) 4204 (City of Cordova) leads a special passenger train under the approach to Centennial Bridge, at Centennial Park.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

IAIS 7081 Along West 5th Street

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October 18, 2008. Davenport, Iowa.

Iowa Interstate 7081 leads an excursion train down West 5th Street, at the Brown Street crossing.

IAIS 7081 is a QJ class steam locomotive that was built in China. Unfortunately, this locomotive and its sister locomotive IAIS 6988 are currently not operating. The IAIS shut down its steam program back around 2013. In 2014, a group of volunteers formed the Central States Steam Preservation Association in an effort to take ownership of the two locomotives and keep them in operating order. However, as of the most recent post on the groups Facebook page, the locomotives are still in storage and are not running.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.


Blistering Sky

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April 29, 2010. Filley, Nebraska.

Lightning races across a darkened sky, bringing light to everything below.

Photo © Tom Gatermann

Shiloh Limited at Waverly

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March 27, 2012. Waverly, Missouri.

Union Pacific 844, leads the Shiloh Limited east on the UP's River Subdivision, under the US 24 bridge at Waverly, Missouri.

The Shiloh Limited was a special excursion train heading to Memphis, TN., for the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh. The reenactment was held at Shiloh, TN., north of Corinth, MS. The actual battle took place April 6-7, 1862.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

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KCS 2, KCS 3, and KCS 1 at Godfrey

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December 13, 2011. Godfrey, Illinois.

Kansas City Southern 2, KCS 3, and KCS 1 are pushing KCS' holiday train south on the Godfrey Subdivision at the Route 111 crossing.

Photo © Tom Gatermann


TRRA 2005 and TRRA 2008, From Up Above

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TRRA 2005 and TRRA 2008 lead a small train of private passenger cars south on the river front high line, which is part of  the TRRA Merchants Subdivision. The passenger cars were destined, I believe, for the Amtrak Station in downtown St. Louis. In the background a small boat is heading down the Mississippi River, between the Martin Luther King Bridge and the Eads Bridge.

Photo taken: October 7, 2011. St. Louis, MO.

BNSF 5829 at Biddle Street

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September 10, 2011. St. Louis, MO.

BNSF 5829, leads a coal train south on the TRRA's Merchants Subdivision, at Biddle Street.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

BNSF 6112 Southbound on the Highline

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September 10, 2011. St. Louis, MO.

BNSF 6112 is the distributed power unit (DPU) on this coal train that is heading south on the Terminal Railroad's Merchants Subdivision. The train is on the high line bridge along the Mississippi River, just north of the Gateway Arch. The bridge in the background is the Martin Luther King Bridge.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

KCS 2, KCS 3, and KCS 1 at Delhi

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December 13, 2011. Delhi, Illinois.

Under an overcast sky, with rain falling, Kansas City Southern (KCS) 2, KCS 3, and KCS 1, push KCS' holiday train down the main line at Range Line Road. The train was heading to Godfrey, IL. for display later that evening.

Photo © Tom Gatermann

UP 1996 At Benton

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January 14, 2012. Benton, Illinois.

Union Pacific (UP) 1996 leads UP train IMAG2R-10 across St. Joseph Road crossing, while traveling north on the Mount Vernon Subdivision. UP 1996 is UP's Southern Pacific heritage locomotive. The train was heading to UP's Global 2 inter-modal facility in the Chicago area.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

UPY 1342 at Ste. Genevieve

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February 18, 2012. Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.

Under cloudy skies, UPY 1342, HCLX 3852, and LLPX 2263 are switching cars that are either coming from or going to the Mississippi Lime Company.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Southbound at Modoc Ferry Road

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February 18, 2012. Modoc, Illinois.

Union Pacific 4001 leads a train south on the UP's Chester Subdivision, at Modoc Ferry Road.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Almost Gone on 2nd Street

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January 28, 2012. St. Louis, Missouri.

Some old Manufacturers Railway street trackage in Second Street, at the entrance to an old chemical plant.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

North Toronto Railway Station

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December 23, 2011. Toronto, Ontario.

In a former life, the North Toronto Railway Station served as a Canadian Pacific Railway station, however, today it is a Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) liquor store.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Eastbound at Kingshighway

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December 11, 2011. St. Louis, Missouri.

BNSF 9298 leads an empty hopper train east at South Kingshighway Blvd., on BNSF's Hannibal Subdivision.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Looking Up at IT 1604

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November 25, 2011. Litchfield, Illinois.

A detail shot of Illini Terminal 1604. The locomotive is painted in a scheme commemorating the Illinois Terminal System.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Amtrak's Dome Car, Southbound at Brighton

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An Amtrak Lincoln Service train, lead by Lead by AMTK 159, is see here rolling south on Union Pacific's Springfield Subdivision, along side North Market Street. The second car on the train is Amtrak's only full length dome car.

Photo taken: November 25, 2011, at Brighton, Illinois.

Rolling East

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December 24, 2011. Thornhill, Vaughan, Ontario.

A Canadian National (CN) train rolls east on the CN's York Subdivision at Hilda Avenue.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

UP 1996 at Mount Vernon

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January 14, 2012. Mount Vernon, Illinois.

Union Pacific's Southern Pacific heritage locomotive, UP 1996, leads intermodal train IMAG2R-10 north through the Woodland Road crossing on UP's Mount Vernon Subdivision.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Pana Railroad Tower

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Once the at the crossroads of four railroad lines, this old tower now stands unused. Of the four railroad lines that used to pass through and cross at Pana, only the Union Pacific's (UP) Pana Subdivision is still used. The Pana Subdivision was acquired by UP via a merger with the Missouri Pacific Railroad (MoPac). The old MoPac acquired the line from Conrail, when Conrail sold the line in the 1970s.
Photo taken: November 25, 2011. Pana, Illinois.

UP 7137 & UP 6770 Northbound at 1st Street

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January 14, 2012. Benton, Illinois.

Union Pacific 7137 and Union Pacific 6770 lead a coal train north on UP's Mount Vernon Subdivision, at the 1st Street crossing.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Still Standing

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An old, unused railroad signal still stands on the former Illinois Traction System (ITS)/Illinois Terminal System (ITC) bridge in North St. Louis. The bridge originally carried electric interurban passenger trains from the McKinley Bridge to the ITS' train station (the former Globe Democrat newspaper building) in downtown St. Louis. At the time this photograph was taken, the bridge had been unused for many years. However, up until the summer of 2004, the bridge was used to bring in news print by boxcars for delivery to the St. Louis Post Dispatch, St. Louis' biggest daily newspaper. I was able to capture some photographs of the newsprint delivery in the spring of 2004, just a few months before the operation ended. You can see those photographs at this link.
Photo taken: January 28, 2012. St. Louis, Missouri.

Side-by-Side

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February 18, 2012. Modoc, Illinois.

Union Pacific (UP) 7186, sits on the point of half of its empty coal train. The locomotive had just backed out the second half of its train, to sit next to the other half of the train. The train's coal was unloaded at trans-load facility, along the Mississippi River near Modoc, Illinois.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

A Hole in the Wall

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February 18, 2012. Modoc, Illinois.

Union Pacific 5877 is the distributed power unit (DPU) on an empty coal train that is leaving a coal trans-load facility along the Mississippi River, near Modoc, Illinois. The train was backing out of the loading facility to a small storage yard just outside of the flood wall. A railroad worker was on the ground flagging the crossing as the train rolled through the opening in the flood wall.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Just Sitting Around

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An old Missouri Pacific (MoPac) platform caboose sits rusting away in the weeds.
Photo taken: February 18, 2012. Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.

BNSF 8862 Working as the DPU

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February 18, 2012. Oakville, Missouri.

BNSF 8862 brings up the rear of an empty coal train, heading north on the BNSF's River Subdivision at Mile Post 17.9.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Looking Through

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August 25, 2012. Kirkwood, Missouri.

Looking down the interior of an old auto rack car on display at the Museum of Transportation. Photo © Tom Gatermann.

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