UP 3961 - Dupo Yard - Cantilever Signal Bridge - March 2006

UP 3961 under the southbound cantilever signal bridge at Dupo, IL.
 UP 3961 under the southbound cantilever signal bridge at Dupo, IL.

A Union Pacific (UP) freight train, led by UP 3961, rolls north under the cantilever signals bridges on Union Pacific's Chester Subdivision at Dupo Yard. You can see the northbound signal bridge in the distance, looking down the left side of the train. These signal bridges are from the days when this was a Missouri Pacific line and yard. Many of the old Missouri Pacific signal bridges along this line have disappeared over the years, but a few seem to remain, including some at Gorham, IL. At least it looks like they are still standing per the satellite and street views on Google Maps.

Photo taken: March 18, 2006. Dupo, Illinois.


  1. Excellent shot, Tom. I like this type of signal bridge, too.

  2. Thanks, trekky60​. These old cantilever type signals sure are becoming extinct these days. They always make for some nice framing within the photograph.

  3. Great Pic ,Love The Trains. 👍 Ty for Sharing 😊

  4. Thanks, Carmen Dawn Allan.
    Thanks, saturnsringe.

  5. Tom Gatermann​ Very Welcome 🚄 👍

  6. Great shot and timing. Sad these signals are disappearing.


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