Southern Pacific 222 at St. Louis - December 2004

SP 222 at St. Louis, MO
SP 222 near Compton Ave. - December 24, 2004

Southern Pacific (SP) 222 sits along Union Pacific's (UP) Jefferson City Subdivision in St. Louis, Missouri. SP 222 was serving as the distributed power unit on a loaded coal train. The train is seen here sitting in a side track between South Theresa Avenue and Compton Avenue. This location is just to the east of Grand Interlocking, where the Jefferson City Subdivision interchanges with the BNSF Hannibal Subdivision and the TRRA Merchants Subdivision.

SP 222 at St. Louis, MO. - December 24, 2004

SP 222 is an AC44CW model, and was built by General Electric in 1995. The locomotive is painted in SP's speed lettering paint scheme. Since these photographs were taken in 2004, SP 222 has now been repainted and renumbered as Union Pacific (UP) 6303, due to UP's merger/take over of the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1996. The locomotive was patched as UP 6303 for a while before being completely repainted into UP's color scheme.

Photographs taken on December 24, 2004.


  1. Nice! Some day I would love to rail fan in St Louis. Your photos really intensify that desire.

    1. St. Louis has a lot of railroad action to capture. You should stop off sometime on your way to or from Pennsylvania.


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