UP 844 - Signal Bridge - UP Chester Subdivision - June 2011

Seen here heading south is Union Pacific 844, as it leads a train under the old MoPac signal bridge at Rhymer Road and Illinois Route 3, just north of McClure, Illinois.

June 4, 2011. North of McClure, Illinois.


  1. Nice one! Love seeing that locomotive in action! Thanks for playing!

  2. What a great shot! Love the framing, balance

  3. Thanks a lot, Shelly Gunderson. The photo you posted yesterday on Pluspora got me thinking of 844, so I went digging through my images today.

  4. Thanks a lot, Brian Christian. Those old signal bridges were great to frame any train with. Most, if not all, of them are gone now. Replaced with tri-color signals.

  5. Thanks a lot, ᙅYᙖᙓᖇ ᗪOᙅ™! If you want to feel some power, you should stand near by when one of these locomotives roars by. However, do not stand too close. Safety first!

  6. I've never been very close to a steamer, only once when I was a youngin, Tom Gatermann. Almost got knocked off the trestle down here when I got caught out there in the middle of the river with nowhere to run, though. Does that count? Lol. :-)

  7. Yikes, ᙅYᙖᙓᖇ ᗪOᙅ™, that is a dangerous spot to be in.


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