Waiting



November 3, 2006. East St. Louis, Illinois.

Union Pacific 5561 waits on UP's Springfield Subdivision, near S. 19th Street, with the Gateway Arch in the background. The train was waiting for clearance to proceed east to Valley Junction, where it would roll onto the Union Pacific's Chester Subdivision to head south. Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

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  1. Beautiful composition! Really like this!

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  2. Fantastic! I love St. Louis...and this really captures a great feeling for the area across the river.

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  3. Excellent shot, great vantage point and especially beautiful for E St Louis!

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  4. FANTASTICA FOTO.MI PIACEREBBE SAPERE QUANTE CAROZZE MERCI PUĂ’ AVERE UN LOCOMOTORE? UN SALUTO DA ITALIA E TOSCANA. BUONGIORNO.

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  5. Thank you, Shelly Gunderson.
    Thank you, BobbieZen.
    Thank you, Ann Kennedy.
    Thank you, jeffery miller jr.

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  6. Grazie, Anastazja Wiater.

    As far as how many carriages a locomotive can haul, it would depend on the horsepower of the particular locomotive. A locomotive, like the one pictured here, can probably pull 40-50 cars on its own, depending on what type of cargo the carriages are hauling. This train had two locomotives on the front, and I believe a third locomotive pushing on the end of the train, with about 100+ cars.

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  7. Tom Gatermann GRAZIE MILLE PER INFORMAZIONE SU FOTO. IO FATO DOMANDA SU CAROZZE PERCHE QUACHE ANNO FA LAVORAVO A FERROVIA E OGGNI GIORNO VEDEVO TRENI MERCI .E VARIE VOLTE VISTO FILM DOCUMENTARI SU CLIMA E LAVORO CHE FANO FERROVIERI IN ALASKA. E DAVERO BESOGNIA ESSERE BRAVI PER PORTARE TRENI MERCI IN ALASKA .E SOPRATTUTTO NEL INVERNO TRA MILLE DIFFICOLTĂ€. BRAVI FERROVIERI.UN.SALUTO DA ITALIA E SOLEGGIATA TOSCANA. BUON POMERIGGIO.

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