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By:Zach Pumphery
Dates:2/1/2006 - 2/28/2006
Album Info:Lots of trains on the Hoxie and Jonesboro Subs. in and around Poplar Bluff, Malden, Bernie, and Dexter, MO, IC Units, Lilbourn, MO Interchange and Connector Track, 2 TFM Units in 1 train, another TFM Unit, CN/IC and Alstom Powered Train, Amtrak, NS SD70M-2, 7 inches of snow-snow shots, car off the end of the spur track at Bernie, meeting with John Witthaus and all around the St. Louis Area, empty Malden Yard, taking a friend railfanning, UP HERITAGE UNITS 1982 and 1988 RETURN, HERITAGE UNITS IN THE DAILY AMERICAN REPUBLIC NEWSPAPER, and much, much more!
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Gate and Diamond
Title:  Gate and Diamond
Description:  The last train through was a UP Coal Train. The diamond will soon be removed, and the gate laid down.
Photo Date:  2/4/2006  Upload Date: 2/27/2006 11:27:37 PM
Location:  Lilbourn, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
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Views:  265   Comments: 1
Looking South
Title:  Looking South
Description:  The switch on the BNSF is in, as well as the signal, all they have to rotate them around on their mast to face north, all they have to do is raise and connect the connector track to the existing UP track to complete the interchange.
Photo Date:  2/4/2006  Upload Date: 2/27/2006 11:27:38 PM
Location:  Lilbourn, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
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Views:  176   Comments: 1
Northbound Parked Manifest
Title:  Northbound Parked Manifest
Description:  The train was parked on the siding with some really neat and unusual power! Another note: all three SD40-2's were ex-MILW!
Photo Date:  2/4/2006  Upload Date: 2/27/2006 11:27:39 PM
Location:  Junland, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
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Locomotives:  UP 9389(C40-8W) TFM 1430(SD40-2) TFM 1420(SD40-2) EMDX 6301(SD40-2) UP 6363(SD60M)
Views:  584   Comments: 0
Southbound Manifest
Title:  Southbound Manifest
Description:  UP Train MDUNL 03 crossing the Black River Bridge at MP 165.41 where superstructure work and shoring up the 103 year old bridge has just taken place.
Photo Date:  2/4/2006  Upload Date: 2/27/2006 11:27:44 PM
Location:  Poplar Bluff, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
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Locomotives:  CEFX 3133(SD40M-2) UP 9547(C41-8W) UP 3531(SD40-2)
Views:  392   Comments: 2
Southbound CN/IC Led Manifest
Title:  Southbound CN/IC Led Manifest
Description:  This train rolled by us at about 70 mph with a dramatic cloud formation behind. This shot made www.railpictures.net. This was one of the FEW holes in the clouds, it came over just as the train did. This was just north of North Bernie. We chased the train from MO Jct. in Dexter due to me taking a 2 second video of the train instead of a picture.
Photo Date:  2/8/2006  Upload Date: 2/28/2006 5:00:22 PM
Location:  Bernie, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
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Locomotives:  GCFX 6053(SD40-3) IC 6263(SD40-3)
Views:  345   Comments: 3
Wisconsin Central Unit
Title:  Wisconsin Central Unit
Description:  I was glad to see this unit, even in the back of a consist!
Photo Date:  2/11/2006  Upload Date: 2/28/2006 11:21:30 PM
Location:  Poplar Bluff, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
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Locomotives:  UP 9537(C41-8W) WC 7506(SD45)
Views:  244   Comments: 1
Wisconsin Central
Title:  Wisconsin Central
Description:  Sure is good to see the maroon and yellow here in town.
Photo Date:  2/11/2006  Upload Date: 2/28/2006 11:21:31 PM
Location:  Poplar Bluff, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
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Locomotives:  UP 9537(C41-8W) WC 7506(SD45)
Views:  192   Comments: 0
Northbound Automobile Train
Title:  Northbound Automobile Train
Description:  Parked just south of CP Y166 Henderson.
Photo Date:  2/11/2006  Upload Date: 2/28/2006 11:21:32 PM
Location:  Poplar Bluff, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
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Locomotives:  UP 9537(C41-8W) WC 7506(SD45)
Views:  179   Comments: 0
Short Signal
Title:  Short Signal
Description:  Here's the Northbound Signal at CP Y166 Henderson. It was devised by Signal Maintainer Larry Dare for the small downhill grade that is here, it is visible all the way back to Stanley. He also added some of the first documented wraparound hoods on the Mo-Pac system.
Photo Date:  2/11/2006  Upload Date: 2/28/2006 11:21:34 PM
Location:  Poplar Bluff, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
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Views:  134   Comments: 1
Ex-MK
Title:  Ex-MK
Description:  This is an ex-Morrison Knudson Leasing Unit. Some of the lettering was showing through he patches, including the nose logo, the circle "MKO". I always thought the MK/MPI Leasing Scheme was nice.
Photo Date:  2/12/2006  Upload Date: 3/1/2006 7:33:47 PM
Location:  Poplar Bluff, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
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Locomotives:  UP 4653(SD70M) HLCX 9033(SD40M-2)
Views:  244   Comments: 0
Backing Up
Title:  Backing Up
Description:  In the fading light the conductor got his lantern out to signal the engineer better. Here we get a little better look at the MK Logo showing through on the nose.
Photo Date:  2/12/2006  Upload Date: 3/1/2006 7:33:47 PM
Location:  Poplar Bluff, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
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Locomotives:  HLCX 9033(SD40M-2)
Views:  160   Comments: 0
Dead Tunnel Motor
Title:  Dead Tunnel Motor
Description:  This unit has been here in the yard since February 16th for mechanical problems. She's showing the effects of our 7 inch snow last night, including the drifts.
Photo Date:  2/18/2006  Upload Date: 3/1/2006 10:27:46 PM
Location:  Malden, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
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Locomotives:  UP 2942(SD40T-2)
Views:  250   Comments: 0
Southbound Manifest With GREAT POWER
Title:  Southbound Manifest With GREAT POWER
Description:  Here came a train through the 7 inch snow, at a slow speed but still blowing some snow around. We were really here for the third unit, which showed up in an Internet Trace as it left a location in Illinois. When it left North Dexter we came down to the tracks, soon after it departed Bernie it showed up here. We were shocked (but not disappointed) at what else was in the consist, like that second unit! The only thing that could have made it better would have been if one of the SD45's would have been leading.
Photo Date:  2/18/2006  Upload Date: 3/1/2006 10:27:47 PM
Location:  Malden, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
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Locomotives:  WC 7496(SD45) UP 3888(SD70M) CSX 7523(C40-8) SP 8584(SD40M-2)
Views:  409   Comments: 0
Southern Pacific SD40M-2
Title:  Southern Pacific SD40M-2
Description:  I was really glad to see this, we made a special trip down to the tracks to see it, I got more than I bargained for!
Photo Date:  2/18/2006  Upload Date: 3/1/2006 10:27:48 PM
Location:  Malden, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
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Locomotives:  WC 7496(SD45) SP 8584(SD40M-2) UP 3888(SD70M)
Views:  337   Comments: 0
Flarefest!
Title:  Flarefest!
Description:  Every unit on that train has flared radators of some kind, the middle two being the best! The train is passing MP 58.
Photo Date:  2/18/2006  Upload Date: 3/1/2006 10:27:52 PM
Location:  Malden, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
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Locomotives:  WC 7496(SD45) UP 3888(SD70M) CSX 7523(C40-8) SP 8584(SD40M-2)
Views:  398   Comments: 2
Minor Derailment
Title:  Minor Derailment
Description:  Oops...That'll do! Rule #1. Don't run cars off the end of the track. This car got shoved off the track and through the "car stop" by the Trackmobile they have here at the MFA Elevator and derailed.
Photo Date:  2/18/2006  Upload Date: 3/1/2006 10:27:53 PM
Location:  Bernie, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  310   Comments: 1
Northbound UP Manifest
Title:  Northbound UP Manifest
Description:  This old LMSX Unit now belongs to CSX. The train had a crew change right in front of us. About the time this train pulled up, the battery on the van died due to dad leaving the lights on, oops. We were meeting a friend to go around St. Louis today.
Photo Date:  2/18/2006  Upload Date: 3/1/2006 11:03:41 PM
Location:  Dupo, IL
Author:  Zach Pumphery
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Locomotives:  GCFX 3055(SD40-2) CSX 7923(C40-8W)
Views:  297   Comments: 0
Gateway Western Unit in the KCS Yard
Title:  Gateway Western Unit in the KCS Yard
Description:  This was the first Gateway Western Railway Unit I'd ever seen. It was an RCO Unit. I always did admire this little regional railroad and I hope I can see a black unit before they're all gone. I really love the GWWR Logo!
Photo Date:  2/18/2006  Upload Date: 3/1/2006 11:03:45 PM
Location:  East Saint Louis, IL
Author:  Zach Pumphery
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Locomotives:  GWWR 4096(GP38-3)
Views:  277   Comments: 0
Ex-Rescar Locomotive
Title:  Ex-Rescar Locomotive
Description:  This old unit was sitting by the KCS Engine Facility in the former GWWR Yard.
Photo Date:  2/18/2006  Upload Date: 3/1/2006 11:03:46 PM
Location:  East Saint Louis, IL
Author:  Zach Pumphery
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Locomotives:  MJRX 2050(GP7)
Views:  314   Comments: 0
KCS Switcher and Slug Set
Title:  KCS Switcher and Slug Set
Description:  This is the first switcher and slug set that I have ever seen, I've been missing out!
Photo Date:  2/18/2006  Upload Date: 3/1/2006 11:03:47 PM
Location:  East Saint Louis, IL
Author:  Zach Pumphery
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Locomotives:  KCS 4351(SW1500) KCS 4079(Yard Slug)
Views:  279   Comments: 0
Yard Slug
Title:  Yard Slug
Description:  Here's another KCS Yard Slug.
Photo Date:  2/18/2006  Upload Date: 3/1/2006 11:03:48 PM
Location:  East Saint Louis, IL
Author:  Zach Pumphery
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Locomotives:  KCS 4256(Yard Slug)
Views:  185   Comments: 1
Eastbound KCS Manifest
Title:  Eastbound KCS Manifest
Description:  I've always wanted to try this shot, but never got a chance to try it. Since this was STL Railfanning Day for me, I got to try it FINALLY! I caught this Eastbound KCS Transfer Run just west of Valley Junction.
Photo Date:  2/18/2006  Upload Date: 3/1/2006 11:03:50 PM
Location:  East Saint Louis, IL
Author:  Zach Pumphery
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Locomotives:  KCS 4330(SW1500) KCS 4361(SW1500)
Views:  255   Comments: 0
UP Lesperance Street Yard
Title:  UP Lesperance Street Yard
Description:  Lots of UP power was sitting at the yard office.
Photo Date:  2/18/2006  Upload Date: 3/1/2006 11:03:54 PM
Location:  Saint Louis, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
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Locomotives:  UPY 696(GP15-1)
Views:  279   Comments: 0
Talk About Exhaust Stacks
Title:  Talk About Exhaust Stacks
Description:  Nope, it's just the old Union Electric Power Plant across the Mississippi River in Illinois.
Photo Date:  2/18/2006  Upload Date: 3/1/2006 11:03:55 PM
Location:  Saint Louis, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
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Locomotives:  UP 802(GP38-2)
Views:  204   Comments: 0
Variety in the Yard
Title:  Variety in the Yard
Description:  Quite a bit of variety at the UP Lesperance Street Yard. UP 665 still sports MP Style North Little Rock Lettering.
Photo Date:  2/18/2006  Upload Date: 3/1/2006 11:03:56 PM
Location:  Saint Louis, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
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Locomotives:  UP 1968(GP60) UP 665(GP38-2) UP 848(GP38-2) UP 1441(GP40-2)
Views:  405   Comments: 1
High Hood NS Unit
Title:  High Hood NS Unit
Description:  Sure was good to see this unit sitting alone. This is something that I actually NEVER get to see, a former Southern Railway High Hood unit with horns on both ends, I love it, I love it!
Photo Date:  2/18/2006  Upload Date: 3/1/2006 11:03:59 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Zach Pumphery
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Locomotives:  NS 3229(SD40-2)
Views:  321   Comments: 0
Respondek Railroad Corp. Switchers
Title:  Respondek Railroad Corp. Switchers
Description:  Performing contract switching on the old military base. The lead unit is an ex-Missouri Central unit, built in 1951 as an United States Army #1838 as a GP7. It was sold to ARR in 1976 as GP7 #1838. It was retired by ARR in 1998 a GP7 #1801. It went to BDLX as GP7 #1801. In 1999 it went to Midwest Locomotive as GP7u #1801, later in 1999 it became MOC 1800, a GP8. It went back to the lessor and is now RRC 1800! WHEW, WHAT A HISTORY!!! It has ALCO Trucks and flippers on all 4 exhuast stacks!
Photo Date:  2/18/2006  Upload Date: 3/1/2006 11:03:59 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Zach Pumphery
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Locomotives:  RRC 1206(SW1200) RRC 1800(GP8)
Views:  594   Comments: 3
Local Power
Title:  Local Power
Description:  Some of the coolest power on the system can be found on locals, here we see an ex-SSW and an ex-WP.
Photo Date:  2/25/2006  Upload Date: 3/3/2006 12:29:20 AM
Location:  Poplar Bluff, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
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Locomotives:  UP 9988(GP40-2R) UP 1494(GP40M-2)
Views:  541   Comments: 2
Unpatched SP
Title:  Unpatched SP
Description:  This unit is still hanging around Poplar Bluff on the local, paired with an ex-MP Unit.
Photo Date:  2/25/2006  Upload Date: 12/8/2008 5:04:11 PM
Location:  Poplar Bluff, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
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Locomotives:  SP 9794(GP60) UP 780(GP38-2)
Views:  338   Comments: 0
Ex-WP UP 9988 GP40-2
Title:  Ex-WP UP 9988 GP40-2
Description:  These old units have been stopping off in Poplar Bluff lately. Notice where the Union Pacific Lettering and the red stripe above that is peeling off and showing LOTS of WP Green Paint, as well as where the builder's and trust plates were. The unit is incorrectly labeled "GP40" on the cab.
Photo Date:  2/25/2006  Upload Date: 3/3/2006 12:29:21 AM
Location:  Poplar Bluff, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
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Locomotives:  UP 9988(GP40-2R) UP 1494(GP40M-2)
Views:  843   Comments: 1
Northbound Intermodal With an Ex-SP Dash-9
Title:  Northbound Intermodal With an Ex-SP Dash-9
Description:  This train came through as I waited with Joe Falvey and David Silverberg-Daily American Republic Writer for the UP Heritege Series Locomotives UP 1982 and UP 1988 to show up. This train came through with one of the few remaining SP Dash-9's that aren't fully repainted, this one was patched, but not repainted, so that was also great to see!
Photo Date:  2/26/2006  Upload Date: 3/3/2006 5:10:24 PM
Location:  Poplar Bluff, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
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Locomotives:  UP 4980(SD70M) UP 9647(C44-9W)
Views:  491   Comments: 1
Northbound Intermodal With the MKT and MP Heritage Locomotives
Title:  Northbound Intermodal With the MKT and MP Heritage Locomotives
Description:  The heritage units are back in Missouri on UP Train IHOYC 25! The Katy hasn't been in SEMO since August 27, 2005 (it's first revenue run south, and the only time it was here until now), and the first time the Mo-Pac has been here since October 4, 2005. They have been assigned out of Kansas and Texas since them, they are now back on this run for a while. The Katy tripped a ground relay south of Little Rock, AR. They had to hold the train for 4 hours to find a unit to go on the front to power the train on north, they chose a nasty SD70M. Joe Falvey, David Silverberg-Daily American Republic (and Mo-Ark Regional Railroad Museum Volunteer, He wants to put the units in the newspaper!), and I were here by the Black River Bridge for photos when the train eased into town at a red signal and stopped. We were glad to see they were freshly washed and scrubbed! The engineer stepped out and told us to "Get all you want!". We did that! I told him to "Switch the power around!" while doing a hand motion, he laughed and said, "If I had time I would!" When the signal turned yellow he asked, "Got all ya want?" We replied yes, and they eased on out of town!
Photo Date:  2/26/2006  Upload Date: 3/3/2006 5:10:28 PM
Location:  Poplar Bluff, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
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Locomotives:  UP 4336(SD70M) UP 1982(SD70ACe) UP 1988(SD70ACe)
Views:  346   Comments: 0
Katy Unit
Title:  Katy Unit
Description:  The MKT Unit tripped a ground relay switch south of Little Rock about 3:30 this morning. They had to place the UP Yellow Diesel in front to get the train to Yard Center, IL where the Katy would visit Chicago Diesel.
Photo Date:  2/26/2006  Upload Date: 3/3/2006 5:10:29 PM
Location:  Poplar Bluff, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
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Locomotives:  UP 4336(SD70M) UP 1988(SD70ACe) UP 1982(SD70ACe)
Views:  411   Comments: 0
Mo-Pac Heritage Unit
Title:  Mo-Pac Heritage Unit
Description:  Eveything but the plow and lead truck was clean on this unit, notice the handrail reflecting on the nose paint!
Photo Date:  2/26/2006  Upload Date: 3/3/2006 5:10:34 PM
Location:  Poplar Bluff, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
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Locomotives:  UP 1988(SD70ACe) UP 1982(SD70ACe)
Views:  279   Comments: 1
Southbound Manifest
Title:  Southbound Manifest
Description:  This train had an ex-CR unit on the front, and boy did it have a great horn, creating one NICE sound effect.
Photo Date:  2/28/2006  Upload Date: 3/3/2006 8:55:43 PM
Location:  Bernie, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
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Locomotives:  NS 5426(SD50) UP 9425(C41-8W)
Views:  370   Comments: 0


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