TRRA 1239 Switching at Brooklyn, IL.

Terminal Railroad Association (TRRA) 1239 is on the point of a train switching on the south side of the TRRA's Madison Yard.

Photo taken: February 26, 2006. Brooklyn, Illinois.


  1. Neat looking locomotive. A short line? Does it still exist?

    1. The TRRA still exists. It's terminal switching railroad in the St. Louis area. It serves all the major railroads that come to St. Louis; BNSF, CSX, KCS, NS, and UP. Out of sight in this image, behind the train, is the TRRA's massive Madison Yard. The TRRA owns and operates the two railroad bridges that cross the Mississippi River at St. Louis. These locomotives however are no longer used. The TRRA upgraded its motive power to EMD GP series locomotives. I believe the railroad may also use a few EMD SD series locomotives as well, but I'm not sure about this.


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