A Hole in the Wall

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.


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