Showing posts from January, 2019

Looking Up The Stand Pipe In The Compton Heights Water Tower In St. Louis, MO.

Looking up the stand pipe inside the Compton Heights Water Tower. Once or twice a year the old water tower is opened up to the general public to tour. At the top of the water tower is an observation deck that looks out over the City of St. Louis. Photo taken: April 23, 2006. St. Louis, Missouri. Photo © Tom Gatermann.

UP 6510 - Sitting and Waiting On UP's Chester Subdivision At Dupo, IL.

Union Pacific 6510 sits on the point of a loaded coal train that is sitting on the mainline in UP's Dupo Yard. The train had been waiting for a new crew before heading south on the Chester Subdivision. Photo take: November 2, 2005. Dupo, Illinois. Photo © Tom Gatermann

A Car Emblem at Pollard's Collection, In Salem, IL.

An emblem on a rusting car at Pollard's Collection. Photo taken: August 12, 2008. Salem, Illinois. Photo © Tom Gatermann

SSW 7280 Westbound on the Union Pacific Sedalia Subdivision at St. Louis

As I was digging through my old film archives I came across this shot from the early 1990s. Here the locomotives of two fallen flags lead a manifest freight west on the Union Pacific's Sedalia Subdivision (now named the Jefferson City Subdivision) at Knox Avenue in St. Louis, MO. On the point is St. Louis and Southwestern (Cotton Belt) 7280. I cannot make out the second unit's number, but the locomotive is a Rio Grande unit. The third unit I believe was a lease unit. Originally, the Sedalia Subdivision ran from Gratiot Tower (now called Gratiot Interlocking) in St. Louis, MO. to Rock Creek Junction, in Kansas City, MO. At some point after 1995, the subdivision was split up, and the eastern portion of the subdivision from Jefferson City to St. Louis was renamed the Jefferson City Subdivision. I'm not sure when the name change occurred, but a Union Pacific timetable I have from 1995, still lists the portion of the subdivision from Jefferson City to St. Louis as being p

59 and Whistle Alongside CN's Dundas Subdivision at Ingersoll, ON.

Signs seem to be everywhere along Canadian National's Dundas Subdivision between the VIA station and the Thames Street crossing. This view is looking eastward from the station platform. The Dundas Subdivision runs between Bayview Junction in Hamilton, Ontario (to the east) and London, Ontario (to the west). Photo taken: Ingersoll, Ontario. September 18, 2015. Photo © Tom Gatermann

Two Lions At The Boston Central Library

Inside the Boston Central Library. May 31, 2017. Boston, Massachusetts. Photo © Tom Gatermann

WSOR 101 Sitting Near Kansas City Union Station

Wisconsin Southern 101 sits on the north side of the KCT tracks, across from Kansas City Union Station. The bridge was a former railroad bridge, and from information I found online it was known as the Pencoyd Bridge. It was part of the Kansas City Suburban Belt Railway, and it was originally located near the Missouri River by the Broadway Blvd./US 169 bridge. You can click here to see another of my photographs showing the bridge in its original location. Photo taken: November 15, 2013. Kansas City, Missouri. Photo © Tom Gatermann

Abandoned DART Tracks - Bryan and Fairmount Streets - Dallas

Abandoned DART Tracks - Dallas, TX Looking northwest down an abandoned DART right of way, near Bryan Street and Fairmount Street. The tracks were re-routed at some point, and the new route is just behind where I took this photo, along Bryan Street. These tracks are near the DART Pearl/Arts District Station . Photo take: May 2, 2017. Dallas, Texas.

Chapel of Thanks-Giving Square in Dallas

May 4, 2017. Dallas, Texas. In this view from the Center Court of Praise, at Thanks-Giving Square, the Chapel of Thanksgiving and the Gables Republic Tower can be seen. Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Looking Toward Laskay Emporium At Black Creek Pioneer Village in North York

July 11, 2013. North York, Toronto, Ontario. Looking toward Laskay Emporium, at Black Creek Pioneer Village. Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Inside A Tank Car At The National Museum of Transportation in Kirkwood, MO.

August 25, 2012. Kirkwood, Missouri. Looking through a tank car on display at the Museum of Transportation. Photo © Tom Gatermann.

BNSF 7826 - Grain Train - State Street - Madison, IL

BNSF 7826 - Madison, IL A grain train, lead by BNSF 7826 and an unknown BNSF unit (in a rapidly fading Santa Fe Warbonnet paint scheme), is seen here sitting along State Street. The train is sitting on TRRA tracks, just north of TRRA's Madison Yard. Here is another image of this same train, taken from a an almost-straight-on perspective. Photo taken on: November 25, 2011, at Madison, Illinois.

IAIS 6988 and IAIS 7081 Are Charging Forward At Durant, IA.

October 19, 2008. Durant, Iowa. Iowa Interstate 6988 and Iowa Interstate 7081, lead a double-header steam excursion west at Durant, Iowa. Photo © Tom Gatermann.

UP 4990 - Autorack Train - Jefferson City Sub. - Maplewood

UP 4990 - Maplewood, MO Union Pacific (UP) 4990 leads a westbound freight on UP's Jefferson City Subdivision . The train is rounding the curve along Greenwood Boulevard, at Sutton Avenue. From here the train will continue across Missouri toward the Kansas City area. Photo taken on: October 8, 2006, at Maplewood, Missouri.

Yellow Elevator - Skylon Tower - Niagara Falls

Skylon Tower Elevator A yellow elevator makes its way up to the observation deck of Skylon Tower at Niagara Falls. The tower gives visitors great aerial views of all of the waterfalls that make up Niagara Falls . November 23, 2010. Niagara Falls, Ontario.

UP 4504 and NS 9804 Along North 2nd Street In St. Louis, MO.

December 11, 2004. St. Louis, MO. Union Pacific 4504 and Norfolk Southern (NS) 9804 lead a NS auto parts train along North 2nd Street. The train was heading toward NS' Luther Yard in North St. Louis. Photo © Tom Gatermann.

UP 6356 - Jefferson City Subdivision - St. Louis, MO

UP 6356 - St. Louis, MO Union Pacific 6356 (an EMD SD60M) sits in a siding along the Union Pacific 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.

BNSF 9637 Sits on the Hannibal Subdivision At Clarksville, MO.

May 26, 2005. Clarksville, MO. BNSF 9637 sits on the Hannibal Sub with an empty coal train, while waiting for rail traffic ahead to clear. There were about three or four trains parked back-to-back on the main line, all waiting to go north. Here's a link to another one of the trains that day that was waiting to head north . BNSF 9637, at this time, was still painted in Burlington Northern's executive paint scheme. Photo © Tom Gatermann

Where to Find Me After G+

Where to Find Me After G+ ( Imported from G+ on 2019-Jan-17.) Photo blog: I have exported and archived my G+ posts to this blog, which is where I'll be posting new stuff from now on. I will share those posts to G+, until the G+ shut down occurs, which is currently supposed to happen sometime in April 2019. Update This blog is now my main photo posting location. I have stopped being active on Pluspora and MeWe, and there for have removed the links to those profiles on this page. Updated: 2019-Nov-13.

BNSF 9683 Waiting on the Hannibal Subdivision At Clarksville, MO

BNSF 9683 (an EMD SD70MAC) is serving as the distributed power unit (DPU) on a northbound empty coal drag. Rail traffic this day on BNSF's Hannibal Subdivision was busy, and there were a number of trains, including this one, waiting for traffic to clear. Here is a link to another photograph of one of the trains that was waiting to proceed north. BNSF 9683, at this time, was still painted in Burlington Northern's executive paint scheme. May 26, 2005. Clarksville, MO. Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Google+ Import Boundary - Time to Move On

All posts prior to this were imported from Google+, using Google+ Exporter from  (about). (download site). (G+ Profile, this link probably won't work after the shut down). In this export/import attempt, I have imported all public posts that were attached to my public posts on G+. However, the hashtags attached to my G+ posts did not get imported as Blogger labels in this attempt. However, I'm okay with that since I want to clean up and redo my hashtags/labels in this incarnation Web presence. In my first attempt to export my G+ profile and import it into Blogger, I did not import the comments and the hashtags were imported as Blogger labels. On this blog I have severed it from G+. I know Blogger currently offers integration for Blogger profiles and for blog comments with G+, but those are probably not going to work after the G+ shut

Testing Google+ Exporter For Use With Blogger

Testing Google+ Exporter Note: This post was originally posted on my G+ profile. Updated: 2019-Jan-17, & 2019-Sept-19. I've created a second, and more permanent blog home here: (see below for more updated info). Another option for exporting your G+ stream is the Google+ Exporter, from Friends+Me. I had been thinking about this one for a while, and since other people have had good success with it, I finally decided to give it a try. Initially, I used the free version which exports up to 800 posts. I was happy with the results, so I bought a license for it to export unlimited posts. To buy a license costs you $19.99. The nice thing about this application is that it allows you to export directly to Blogger and Word Press formats, unlike Google's own Takeout. After downloading my stream, I exported it to a Blogger backup file and created a quick blog to test it out. I'm still tweaking the look, but for a quick export and setu

A Stack Train Going Through A Signal Bridge On The Marceline Subdivision

A Union Pacific double-stack train passes under one of the old Santa Fe style signal bridges along BNSF's Marceline Subdivision . Today, I believe that all of these old signal bridges are now gone, having been replaced with newer tri-color modular block signals that sit atop signal poles alongside the tracks. These signal bridges, I thought, always added a nice touch of framing when photograph trains along this line. May 26, 2005. Wyaconda, Missouri.

BNSF 4370 Is Eastbound Through A Curve On The Marceline Subdivision

BNSF 4370 leads a stack train east through a curve on BNSF's Marceline Subdivision. The Marceline Subdivision runs between Kansas City, Missouri and Fort Madison, Iowa. This train would eventually make its way to an inter-modal facility in the Chicago, Illinois area. Photo taken: May 26, 2005, at Ethel, Missouri.

BNSF 7729 Leads A Trio of Locomotives On The Marceline Subdivision

May 27, 2005. At mile post 385 on BNSF's Marceline Subdivision, BNSF 7729 (the lead unit) and two other locomotives lead a stack train west toward a trio of road bridges. The nearest bridge is the US 24 bridge, the next one is the US 65 bridge, and the third one is the Mason Street overpass. There is even a fourth bridge in the distance that carries the Marceline Subdivision over Wakenda Creek.

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