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An Old Rock Island Bridge At The Rock Island Arsenal

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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 Leading A Passenger Train at Davenport, IA

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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 In Davenport, IA.

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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.


Lightning Arcs Across The Sky In Nebraska

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April 29, 2010. Filley, Nebraska.

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

Photo © Tom Gatermann

UP 844 - Shiloh Limited - UP River Subdivision - Waverly, MO

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Union Pacific (UP) 844, leads the Shiloh Limited east on Union Pacific's River Subdivision, under the US 24 bridge at Waverly, Missouri. The Shiloh Limited was a special excursion train heading to Memphis, Tennessee, for the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh. The Battle of Shiloh occurred during the American Civil War, at Shiloh, Tennessee, north of Corinth, Mississippi., on April 6-7, 1862.
Between Kansas City, Missouri, and Jefferson City, Missouri, Union Pacific's River Subdivision and Sedalia Subdivision  are used in a directional running capacity. The River Subdivision is used for east bound trains, while the Sedalia Subdivision is used for west bound trains, between the two cities. The only exception to the directional running is that Amtrak trains run in both directions on the Sedalia Subdivision. The River Subdivision is named so because it mostly follows the Missouri River between Kansas City and Jefferson City.
Photo taken: March 27, 2012, at Waverly, Missour…

KCS 2, KCS 3, and KCS 1 On The Godfrey Subdivision At Godfrey, IL.

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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


From Up Above - TRRA 2005 and TRRA 2008 On The Riverfront High Line Bridge

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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 Southbound On The Merchants Subdivision 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 TRRA Merchants Subdivison's Riverfront Highline Bridge

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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

Union Pacific 1996 - St. Joseph Road - UP Mount Vernon Subdivision - Benton, IL.

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January 14, 2012. Benton, Illinois.

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

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

UPY 1342 at Ste. Genevieve With A Train Of Cars From The Mississippi Lime Company

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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.

UP 4001 Leads A Train South at Modoc Ferry Road On The Chester Subdivision

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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.

MRS Street Trackage - Almost Gone on 2nd Street - St. Louis

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Some old Manufacturers Railway street trackage is rusting away in South Second Street, at the entrance to an old chemical plant in South St. Louis, Missouri.

Photo taken: January 28, 2012, at St. Louis, Missouri.

Old Canadian Pacific 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.

BNSF 9298 Leads An Empty Hopper Train East On The Hannibal Subdivision

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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 Illini Terminal 1604 In Litchfield, IL.

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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.

AMTK 159 - Lincoln Service Train - Full Length Dome Car

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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.

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

A Canadian National Train Rolling East at Vaughan

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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 Northbound On The Mount Vernon Subdivision at Mount Vernon, IL.

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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.

Abandoned Pana Railroad Tower - Pana, IL - 11/25/11

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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 On The Mount Vernon Subdivision At Benton, IL.

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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.

Illinois Terminal's Highline Bridge - St. Louis, MO

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An old railroad signal still stands on the former Illinois Traction System (ITS)/Illinois Terminal System (ITC) bridge in North St. Louis, at Chambers Street and North 10th Street. The railroad bridge originally carried electric interurban passenger trains from the McKinley Bridge's railroad approach at Branch Street to the Illinois Terminal 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 June of 2004, the bridge was used to bring in newsprint 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. The final railroad move over the bridge occurred a few years later in the winter of 2006 when the switching locomotive that was used for the newsprint delivery job was sold off…

UP 7186 Sits At Modoc, IL.

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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.

UP 5877 Roll Through A Hole in the Flood Wall At Modoc, IL.

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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.

Missouri Pacific platform caboose - Ste. Genevieve, MO

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An old Missouri Pacific (MoPac) platform caboose sits rusting away in the weeds at Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.

Photo taken: February 18, 2012, at Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.

BNSF 8862 On The River Subdivision Is 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 An Autorack Car At The National Museum Of Transportation

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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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