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Special Members Event: Tour of Metro East Industries, Inc.

Arrangements have been made for a tour of Metro East Industries, Inc. on Saturday, October 3, 2015, starting at 9:00 a.m. This special event is only for members of the Gateway Division NMRA and the St. Louis Chapter NRHS....
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Westbound NS empty hoppers pass the Station Inn, our B&B, in the background with the red & white awnings.

Springtime Cresson Railfanning with Bill Linson

Our "gang" met last week on our annual Spring pilgrimage to the Horseshoe Curve area. Included were Ken Heyl, Allan Silverberg, Stan Swope, Jim Martin, and Bob Hoover; we met up with several other regulars at the Station Inn B&B in Cresson, PA. Had great weather six of the seven days ...
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Union Pacific eastbound mixed freight. This the old Missouri Pacific line, and the same rails I've been shooting the past couple of weeks, just three or four miles east. This is at MP 28.

Railfanning Eureka in The Snow

Went to Eureka looking for snow pictures. Not much snow, and what there was, was dirty snow. Here are four shots from the trip. A good afternoon at Eureka. Enjoy....
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Not to be outdone, just minutes later the BNSF local came by, west bound. Here, the two tracks run parallel, about 50 feet apart. They split in downtown Pacific (about two miles in front of this train), with BNSF (the old Frisco) going on to Springfield, and the UP (the old MoPac) proceeding to Kansas City.

Missouri Railfanning with Bill Linson

Railroad friend Hank Kraichely and I went looking for trains. Found some. The first two shots are at Dozier Crossing, about two miles east of downtown Pacific, plus two more shots in Pacific. Rounding out this collection are three more local trains I have shot the last couple of weeks...
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Eastbound Bakken crude oil train at Cassandra grade

2014 Summer Railfan Journey to Cresson, Pennsylvania

A group of us made our annual summer journey to Cresson, Pennsylvania (Horseshoe Curve area) last week, and here are a few photos from that trip....
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And charging up the mountain is an NS-led stack train.

Spring Railfan Trip to Cresson and The Horseshoe Curve

Just back from our Spring Railfan trip to Cresson and the Horseshoe Curve area. Weather was atrocious, but had a good time with railroad friends at the Station Inn. Weather hampered photography, but here are five of the better ones in the seven days we were there. Enjoy!...
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Monday morning, we awoke to a snowstorm ... on April 23rd! Amtrak's Pennsylvanian headed east.

Railfanning the Horseshoe Curve Area

A bunch of us were in the Horseshoe Curve area in April 2012 ... and weather was lot less than optimal. But we captured lots of beautiful trains....
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One of three working steamers.

The Central Georgia Railway

Join a tour in words and photos of the Roundhouse Railroad Museum in Savanah, GA. Seventeen buildings remain from the facility constructed between 1850 and 1860....
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Oliver C. Joseph Private Train Car

Oliver C. Joseph Train Car Video

Video tour of the 1927 "Oliver C. Joseph" private observation car on display at Oliver C. Joseph Chrysler Dodge Jeep and RAM in Belleville, Illinois....
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Amtrak Celebrates 40 Years

Amtrak Celebrates Forty Years with Traveling Exhibit Train

Amtrak showcased its past, present and future with a special 40th anniversary exhibit train filled with photos, period uniforms, dinnerware, vintage advertising and memorabilia, and interactive displays from Amtrak’s beginning in 1971 through today. View photos from the Sept. 11, 2011...
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This is UP SD 80 MAC #8066, on the point of an empty coal train westbound at the historic Kirkwood Station and headed back to the Wyoming coal fields.

Bill Linson’s St. Louis Railroading

Great photos of iconic St. Louis railroad scenes by Bill Linson. Kirkwood Station, UP Challenger 3895, Eureka, Geyer Road....
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Group photo from the 2010 Gateway Rail Services tour.

Gateway Rail Services Tour 2010

NRHS/NMRA tour of Gateway Rail Services shops, and photos of the process of rebuilding, remodeling and maintaining private rail cars....
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