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By:Mike Woodruff
Dates:1/1/1971 - 1/1/1983
Album Info:Action on the MoPac, mostly from the St. Louis area
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MP 1066
Title:  MP 1066
Description:  Mopac "GP12" 1066 was rebuilt from MI RS3 972, nee-MI 73. Date of photo approximate.
Photo Date:  6/1/1972  Upload Date: 12/9/2008 11:23:36 AM
Location:  East Saint Louis, IL
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  MP 1066(RS3M)
Views:  1290   Comments: 1
MP 222
Title:  MP 222
Description:  The GP7 in charge of a local freight idles outside the "Union Depot" at Pacific while the crew gasses with the operator. Date approximate.
Photo Date:  6/1/1972  Upload Date: 11/30/2006 4:38:35 PM
Location:  Pacific, MO
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  MP 222(GP7)
Views:  840   Comments: 0
MP 243
Title:  MP 243
Description:  Mopac GP7s sandwich a "GP12" on a westbound. MP 243 was later MP 1700. Date of photo approximate.
Photo Date:  6/1/1972  Upload Date: 12/14/2008 9:35:28 PM
Location:  Memphis, TN
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  MP 243(GP7)
Views:  1030   Comments: 8
MP 384
Title:  MP 384
Description:  Mopac 384 (nee-MP 4370, later MP 1284) switches with a Southern caboose at Memphis. Date approximate.
Photo Date:  6/1/1972  Upload Date: 12/14/2008 6:23:16 PM
Location:  Memphis, TN
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  MP 384(GP9)
Views:  816   Comments: 1
MP 393
Title:  MP 393
Description:  Mopac 393, formerly T&P 1138, leads a "dog's breakfast" consist on an eastbound. She was later MP 558, MP 1843.
Photo Date:  6/1/1972  Upload Date: 12/14/2008 9:06:57 PM
Location:  Memphis, TN
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  MP 393(GP9)
Views:  1055   Comments: 0
MP 421
Title:  MP 421
Description:  Eastbound tonnage behind a GP18/U30C/GP18 lash-up. Date approximate.
Photo Date:  6/1/1972  Upload Date: 12/10/2008 9:21:05 AM
Location:  Labadie, MO
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  MP 421(GP18)
Views:  780   Comments: 2
MP 427
Title:  MP 427
Description:  A pair of GP18s on Alco trade-in trucks and a GP38 hustle this westbound through Pacific. MP 427 was later renumbered to MP 1925. Date approximate.
Photo Date:  6/1/1972  Upload Date: 12/9/2008 3:54:28 PM
Location:  Pacific, MO
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  MP 427(GP18)
Views:  906   Comments: 1
MP 713
Title:  MP 713
Description:  Four SD40s with eastbound tonnage making full track speed at Labadie. MP 713 was later 3013, UP 4013, WE 4013. Date of photo approximate.
Photo Date:  6/1/1972  Upload Date: 12/10/2008 9:03:41 AM
Location:  Labadie, MO
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  MP 713(SD40)
Views:  894   Comments: 4
MP 742
Title:  MP 742
Description:  An eastbound Mopac pig train streaks out of the tunnel at Labadie. Date approximate.
Photo Date:  6/1/1972  Upload Date: 11/30/2006 4:50:54 PM
Location:  Labadie, MO
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  MP 742(SD40)
Views:  1276   Comments: 4
MP 774
Title:  MP 774
Description:  Westbound pig train. Mopac 774 was later 3074, FNM 13049, is extant as FXE 3181. Date of photo approximate.
Photo Date:  6/1/1972  Upload Date: 12/10/2008 9:30:16 AM
Location:  Labadie, MO
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  MP 774(SD40)
Views:  692   Comments: 2
MP 783
Title:  MP 783
Description:  Mopac 783 was damaged in a collision, and was put back into service as a B-unit while awaiting full repairs. She was later MP 3083, GATX 3083, BN 7307, then rebuilt to SP SD40M-2 8583, and is extant as patched UP 2659. Date of photo approximate.
Photo Date:  6/1/1972  Upload Date: 12/10/2008 10:23:53 AM
Location:  Labadie, MO
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  MP 783(SD40)
Views:  951   Comments: 5
MP 852
Title:  MP 852
Description:  Mopac's original GP38 leads three sisters westbound on the L&N at Milan, TN. MP 852 was originally MP 572 (570 and 571 were GP28s), later Mopac 2002, is extant as IAIS 601. Date of photo approximate.
Photo Date:  6/1/1972  Upload Date: 12/16/2008 9:50:11 AM
Location:  Milan, TN
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  MP 852(GP38)
Views:  1137   Comments: 1
MP 894
Title:  MP 894
Description:  MP GP38-2 #894 leads an SD40B and a GP18 on this westbound. She was later Mopac 2045, HLCX 2045, GTW 5734, and is extant as GTW 4934. Date of photo approximate.
Photo Date:  6/1/1972  Upload Date: 12/10/2008 10:08:54 AM
Location:  Labadie, MO
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  MP 894(GP38-2)
Views:  852   Comments: 5
MP 953
Title:  MP 953
Description:  I've listed this as an RS11m, although Mopac called these "GP16s". It's one of only a handful of 251-engined Alcos to be repowered - built as Mopac RS11 4610, then was rebuilt and renumbered 487, then 953, finally was MP 77 before retirement. Date of photo approximate.
Photo Date:  6/1/1972  Upload Date: 12/9/2008 10:17:17 AM
Location:  East Saint Louis, IL
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  MP 953(RS11m)
Views:  1120   Comments: 0
MP 961
Title:  MP 961
Description:  A pair of Mopac U30Cs run cab lite, headed down to Dupo to pick up a train. MP 961 was later MP 2966. Date of photo approximate.
Photo Date:  6/1/1972  Upload Date: 12/9/2008 12:52:09 PM
Location:  East Saint Louis, IL
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  MP 961(U30C)
Views:  1023   Comments: 0
MP 964
Title:  MP 964
Description:  Eastbound empty coal train passes through the big rock cut near Labadie. Date approximate.
Photo Date:  6/1/1972  Upload Date: 11/30/2006 3:55:57 PM
Location:  Labadie, MO
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  MP 964(U30C)
Views:  980   Comments: 2
MP 850
Title:  MP 850
Description:  At one time, getting on and off moving equipment was permitted. MP GP38 #850 was southbound on the former C&EI, crossing the TP&W at Watseka. Date approximate.
Photo Date:  8/1/1974  Upload Date: 11/21/2008 7:03:24 PM
Location:  Watseka, IL
Author:  Brian Woodruff
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Locomotives:  MP 850(GP28)
Views:  1379   Comments: 1
MP 1534
Title:  MP 1534
Description:  Nearly new MP15 tied up at Salina. Date of photo approximate.
Photo Date:  8/1/1975  Upload Date: 5/24/2009 11:47:50 AM
Location:  Salina, KS
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  MP 1534(MP15DC)
Views:  792   Comments: 1
MP 2026
Title:  MP 2026
Description:  How many EMD Dash-2s were built with single-note horns? MP 2026 was originally MP 875, later became HLCX 2026, GTW 5706, GTW 4906. Date of photo approximate.
Photo Date:  8/1/1977  Upload Date: 7/10/2009 8:47:18 PM
Location:  Watseka, IL
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  MP 2026(GP38-2)
Views:  661   Comments: 1
MP 1706
Title:  MP 1706
Description:  Mopac GP7 1706 was ex-MP 249, nee-MP 4270. Date of photo approximate.
Photo Date:  3/1/1979  Upload Date: 10/18/2009 2:28:26 PM
Location:  Saint Louis, MO
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  MP 1706(GP7)
Views:  464   Comments: 1
MP 3110
Title:  MP 3110
Description:  MP 3110, leading an empty Labadie coal train, still retains her "screaming eagle" logo. She was originally MP 810, later became UP 4110, CN 6110, CN 5384. Date of photo approximate.
Photo Date:  3/1/1979  Upload Date: 10/18/2009 2:45:58 PM
Location:  Saint Louis, MO
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  MP 3110(SD40-2)
Views:  446   Comments: 2
MP 3123
Title:  MP 3123
Description:  MP 3123 was originally MP 824, later became UP 4123:1, UP 9885. Date of photo approximate.
Photo Date:  3/1/1979  Upload Date: 10/18/2009 2:34:32 PM
Location:  Saint Louis, MO
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  MP 3123(SD40-2)
Views:  572   Comments: 1
MP 3170
Title:  MP 3170
Description:  Mopac 3170 was later UP 4170, GSCX 2002, CP 5494. Date of photo approximate.
Photo Date:  3/1/1979  Upload Date: 10/18/2009 2:16:11 PM
Location:  Saint Louis, MO
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  MP 3170(SD40-2)
Views:  453   Comments: 2
CR 6405
Title:  CR 6405
Description:  Three Conrail units lead a Mopac U23B on this eastbound at Maplewood. CR 6405 was later CSXT 8819. Date of photo approximate.
Photo Date:  11/1/1979  Upload Date: 10/26/2009 7:26:17 AM
Location:  Maplewood, MO
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  CR 6405(SD40-2)
Views:  278   Comments: 1
MP 2970
Title:  MP 2970
Description:  Mopac 2970 was ex-MP 3305, exx-MP 6, nee-MP 965. She was retired 5/24/85, traded in to GE, and rebuilt at GE Cleveland with remote control and a Caterpillar engine, and sold to Enterprise Coal Co., Robinson Creek, KY. Date of photo approximate.
Photo Date:  11/1/1979  Upload Date: 10/23/2009 9:40:03 PM
Location:  Maplewood, MO
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  MP 2970(U30C)
Views:  870   Comments: 1
MP 6026
Title:  MP 6026
Description:  A Labadie coal train heads west through Maplewood. Date approximate.
Photo Date:  11/1/1979  Upload Date: 11/28/2006 10:23:36 AM
Location:  Maplewood, MO
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  MP 6026(SD40-2)
Views:  734   Comments: 2
UP 2917
Title:  UP 2917
Description:  UP U30C 2917 leads an eastbound into St. Louis. She was retired 8/31/88 and traded in to GE 1/89. Date of photo approximate.
Photo Date:  11/1/1979  Upload Date: 10/26/2009 7:15:28 AM
Location:  Maplewood, MO
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  UP 2917(U30C)
Views:  405   Comments: 1
MP 2094
Title:  MP 2094
Description:  MP 2094 was later UP 2094, UP 357. Shown here on a westbound leaving St. Louis near Maplewood, MO. Date of photo approximate.
Photo Date:  12/1/1979  Upload Date: 10/28/2009 8:20:53 PM
Location:  Maplewood, MO
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  MP 2094(GP38-2)
Views:  314   Comments: 2
MP 2608
Title:  MP 2608
Description:  Mopac 2608 was rebuilt from MP 2516, nee-MP 618. It was later WC 4004, WRIX 2052 and is extant as LSRC 2052.
Photo Date:  1/1/1980  Upload Date: 1/19/2007 11:02:41 AM
Location:  Maplewood, MO
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  MP 2608(GP35m)
Views:  1059   Comments: 1
MP 6009
Title:  MP 6009
Description:  MP 6009, one of just 20 Mopac SD40-2s with Mars lights in the nose, waits at Maplewood with a coal train for traffic ahead to clear. She was built as Mopac 3225, later became UP 3909 and was retired by UP in January 2002, only to go back to work for the IC&E where she is extant as their 6431. Date approximate.
Photo Date:  1/1/1980  Upload Date: 1/19/2007 9:36:23 PM
Location:  Maplewood, MO
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  MP 6009(SD40-2)
Views:  1070   Comments: 0
MP 2261
Title:  MP 2261
Description:  Eastbound Mopac freight waits for a signal in Maplewood. MP 2261 was later MP 4511, UP 545, retired by UP 1/91, returned to lessor GATX, sold to NRE, to Texas Utilities mining, Beckville, TX 2/91. Date of photo approximate.
Photo Date:  2/1/1980  Upload Date: 11/26/2009 5:09:53 PM
Location:  Maplewood, MO
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  MP 2261(U23B)
Views:  441   Comments: 1
MP 2260
Title:  MP 2260
Description:  Eastbound Mopac freight crosses South Hanley Road near Deer Creek Park. MP 2260 was later MP 4510, retired 3/88 and traded to GE. Date of photo approximate.
Photo Date:  3/1/1980  Upload Date: 11/26/2009 5:33:51 PM
Location:  Maplewood, MO
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  MP 2260(U23B)
Views:  452   Comments: 2
UP 3339
Title:  UP 3339
Description:  A harbinger of bad things to come; UP power on a Mopac eastbound waits for a clear block on a cold March night in Maplewood. Lead unit UP 3339 would have a checkered career, being demoted to trailing unit only status as UP B3339, then being repainted and renumbered UP 1996 for the Atlanta Olympic celebration. Later it would also be UP 3101:2 and is extant as UP 3098. In contrast, second unit UP 2911 was scrapped before her fourteenth birthday. An unidentified Mopac U23B trails. Date approximate.
Photo Date:  3/1/1980  Upload Date: 1/19/2007 9:10:49 PM
Location:  Maplewood, MO
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  UP 3339(SD40-2) UP 2911(U30C)
Views:  674   Comments: 0
C&NW 6854
Title:  C&NW 6854
Description:  One of the more unusual power combinations Mopac assigned to a Labadie coal train.
Photo Date:  3/12/1980  Upload Date: 3/17/2006 7:38:32 PM
Location:  Maplewood, MO
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  CNW 6854(SD40-2)
Views:  646   Comments: 2
MP 1740
Title:  MP 1740
Description:  A pair of Mopac Geeps shoves on the rear of a loaded Labadie coal train, on the overpass over Hanley Road in Maplewood. Date of photo approximate.
Photo Date:  5/1/1980  Upload Date: 11/26/2009 9:16:56 PM
Location:  Maplewood, MO
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  MP 1740(GP7) MP 1721(GP7)
Views:  572   Comments: 1
MP 2104
Title:  MP 2104
Description:  MP 2104 was built as MP 953, was later UP 2104, leased to CSX from 4/94 to 10/96 as HATX 207, then UP 1837, and is extant as UP 337.
Photo Date:  5/1/1980  Upload Date: 11/26/2009 7:40:09 PM
Location:  Maplewood, MO
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  MP 2104(GP38-2)
Views:  325   Comments: 1
MP 3017
Title:  MP 3017
Description:  Mopac 3017 was leased to NdeM during 1989-92, sold for scrap to Southwest Railroad Car Parts, Longview, TX 8/93. Shown here eastbound at Kirk Jct., date of photo approximate.
Photo Date:  5/1/1980  Upload Date: 11/26/2009 7:55:25 PM
Location:  Kirkwood, MO
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  MP 3017(SD40)
Views:  425   Comments: 1
MP 1685
Title:  MP 1685
Description:  Jordan spreader takes a break from ditch work at Pacific, MO. Date approximate.
Photo Date:  5/30/1980  Upload Date: 11/28/2006 2:34:48 PM
Location:  Pacific, MO
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  MP 1685(GP7)
Views:  852   Comments: 0
CRI&P 4315
Title:  CRI&P 4315
Description:  A number of Rock Island GP38-2s went to the Mopac after the Rock shut down. CRIP 4315 became Mopac 2253, later UP 753. Date approximate.
Photo Date:  6/1/1980  Upload Date: 11/28/2006 2:15:12 PM
Location:  Maplewood, MO
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  CRIP 4315(GP38-2)
Views:  1314   Comments: 3
MP 1114
Title:  MP 1114
Description:  Two Mopac SW1200s shove hard on the rear of a loaded Labadie coal train ascending Kirkwood Hill. Date approximate.
Photo Date:  6/1/1980  Upload Date: 3/17/2006 11:43:49 AM
Location:  Kirkwood, MO
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  MP 1114(SW1200)
Views:  1163   Comments: 3
MP 1114
Title:  MP 1114
Description:  A pair of SW1200 helpers on the rear of a loaded Labadie coal train passing the old Tuxedo Park suburban station in Webster Groves. Date of photo approximate.
Photo Date:  6/1/1980  Upload Date: 11/27/2009 9:16:59 PM
Location:  Webster Groves, MO
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  MP 1114(SW1200) MP 1109(SW1200)
Views:  477   Comments: 1
MP 1627
Title:  MP 1627
Description:  Mopac 1627 and 1540 are extant as UPY 627 and 1340. Date of photo approximate.
Photo Date:  6/1/1980  Upload Date: 11/29/2009 10:28:28 PM
Location:  East Saint Louis, IL
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  MP 1627(GP15-1) MP 1540(MP15DC)
Views:  591   Comments: 1
MP 2295
Title:  MP 2295
Description:  Eastbound Mopac freight crosses the Hanley Road overpass. MP 2295 was later MP 4606, UP 106, retired and used as core for RP20GE Gen Set UPY 2666. Date of photo approximate.
Photo Date:  6/1/1980  Upload Date: 11/28/2009 7:11:53 PM
Location:  Maplewood, MO
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  MP 2295(B23-7)
Views:  521   Comments: 2
MP 2329
Title:  MP 2329
Description:  Westbound local freight near Allenton, MO. MP 2329 was later MP 4640, UP 140, then used as a core for RP20 Gen Set switcher UPY 2643. Date of photo approximate.
Photo Date:  6/1/1980  Upload Date: 11/27/2009 10:34:06 PM
Location:  Allenton, MO
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  MP 2329(B23-7)
Views:  343   Comments: 2
MP 2988
Title:  MP 2988
Description:  Northbound Mopac manifest at Rockview. MP 2988 would be retired 3/88 and traded in to GE 6/88. Date of photo approximate.
Photo Date:  6/1/1980  Upload Date: 11/28/2009 7:27:15 PM
Location:  Rockview, MO
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  MP 2988(U30C)
Views:  400   Comments: 2
MP 3026
Title:  MP 3026
Description:  Northbound coal train on the Cotton Belt joint trackage. MP 3026 was later PNCX 3026. Date of photo approximate.
Photo Date:  6/1/1980  Upload Date: 11/27/2009 10:16:24 PM
Location:  McClure, IL
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  MP 3026(SD40)
Views:  283   Comments: 2
MP 3122
Title:  MP 3122
Description:  Note the EMD cab on the trailing U23B. Date of photo approximate.
Photo Date:  6/1/1980  Upload Date: 11/29/2009 9:46:53 PM
Location:  Scott City, MO
Author:  Mike Woodruff
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  MP 3122(SD40-2)
Views:  350   Comments: 2
MP 3222
Title:  MP 3222
Description:  Southbound Mopac freight stuck in the hole at Rockview. MP 3222 was later UP 4222, retired 6/01, sold to Larry's Truck Electric, scrapped 5/07. Date of photo approximate.
Photo Date:  6/1/1980  Upload Date: 11/29/2009 9:38:35 PM
Location:  Rockview, MO
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  MP 3222(SD40-2) MP 2317(B23-7)
Views:  452   Comments: 0
MP 3286
Title:  MP 3286
Description:  Three Mopac SD40-2s strain to lift a loaded Labadie coal train to the summit of Kirkwood Hill. Date approximate.
Photo Date:  6/1/1980  Upload Date: 11/24/2009 1:05:40 PM
Location:  Kirkwood, MO
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  MP 3286(SD40-2)
Views:  914   Comments: 10
MP 3286
Title:  MP 3286
Description:  A westbound loaded Labadie coal train passes the old Tuxedo Park suburban station in Webster Groves. Date of photo approximate.
Photo Date:  6/1/1980  Upload Date: 11/27/2009 9:16:28 PM
Location:  Webster Groves, MO
Author:  Mike Woodruff
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Locomotives:  MP 3286(SD40-2)
Views:  506   Comments: 6


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