Cotton Belt 7280 at St. Louis, MO

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 Jefferson City Subdivision at Knox Avenue. 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 former Rio Grande unit. The third unit I believe was a lease unit.

I am not sure if this was taken in 1993 or 1994, but I know that the photograph was taken during the 1993-1994 winter. I was terrible back then at keeping any kind of decent photo logs (honestly I still am).

The photograph was captured on Kodak Tri-X 400 film. Probably processed in either Kodak D-76 or HC-110 film developer. The negative was scanned on a Nikon Coolscan 9000 ED film scanner, processed in PhotoShop , and run through Niksoftware's Dfine2 to reduce the grain a bit.

Photo taken: Winter 1993-1994. St. Louis, Missouri. 
Photo © Tom Gatermann


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