Union Pacific 6356 (SD60M) sits in a siding along UP's Jefferson City Subdivision, near Central Industrial Avenue and Chouteau Avenue.
The bridge in the background was the old Chouteau Avenue overpass. The buildings in the background are part of Midtown St. Louis. The taller building on the right is one of St. Louis University's dorm buildings, while the building on the left is the Continental Life Building. The Continental Life Building was built in the Art Deco style during the late 1920s and early 1930s. The building has been converted into apartments and retail spaces. Photo taken: December 9, 2004. St. Louis, MO.
This BNSF stack train was heading west over the flyover at Santa Fe Junction back in September 2005. I took this photo from the observation deck of the Liberty Memorial.
The Santa Fe Junction area has three distinct levels of railroad tracks. The highest level is the flyover, which now serves as the primary way that BNSF trains get from near Kansas City Union Station (outside of the photograph on the right) to Argentine Yard. The middle level, is the bridge that passes under the flyover, which is the western approach to the Kaw River Bridge. Once this bridge gets to the Kansas River, it becomes a double-deck bridge. You can see the Kaw River Bride in the upper right corner. A pair of tracks on the ground cross over the Kansas River on the lower deck of the bridge. The lowest level is the ground level tracks. Also, on the ground level is BN Crossing, where the BNSF's Fort Scott Subdivision cross the KCT tracks. Much of the trackage at Santa Fe Junction and around it, including the …