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By:Zach Pumphery
Dates:7/1/2005 - 7/31/2005
Album Info:This month: An Unpatched SP Unit, Amtrak, National Railway Equipment Company in Mount Vernon, Illinois, and much more!
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Unpatched But New Numbers
Title:  Unpatched But New Numbers
Description:  This is one a few (if not the only one) without a patch and just red numbers, I wish they were all like this.
Photo Date:  7/4/2005  Upload Date: 7/14/2005 9:53:47 PM
Location:  Mount Vernon, IL
Author:  Zach Pumphery
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Locomotives:  UP 616(GP38-2) UP 7848(B30-7)
Views:  439   Comments: 0
Southbound Manifest on the Mount Vernon Sub.
Title:  Southbound Manifest on the Mount Vernon Sub.
Description:  This train only had one unit on the subdivision in it's namesake city, we heard the crew getting their track and time on the scanner as we got off I-57, we got down here, saw a green signal and looked back and a pair of ditch lights were about half of a mile north of us. They honked at me 3 times when they rolled by.
Photo Date:  7/4/2005  Upload Date: 7/14/2005 9:53:47 PM
Location:  Mount Vernon, IL
Author:  Zach Pumphery
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Locomotives:  UP 4146(SD70M)
Views:  257   Comments: 0
Another Shot
Title:  Another Shot
Description:  Here's the local power again sitting on the connector track.
Photo Date:  7/4/2005  Upload Date: 7/14/2005 9:53:50 PM
Location:  Mount Vernon, IL
Author:  Zach Pumphery
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Locomotives:  UP 616(GP38-2) UP 7848(B30-7)
Views:  292   Comments: 0
New Red Paint
Title:  New Red Paint
Description:  I've read that some of these rebuilds wouldn't pull, load, or even stop all that well when they first came out of the shop.
Photo Date:  7/4/2005  Upload Date: 7/14/2005 9:53:52 PM
Location:  Mount Vernon, IL
Author:  Zach Pumphery
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Locomotives:  CP 4525(GP38-2)
Views:  440   Comments: 0
SP Switchers
Title:  SP Switchers
Description:  There were at least 3 in a line, possibly more, all weathered true to SP standards.
Photo Date:  7/4/2005  Upload Date: 7/14/2005 9:53:52 PM
Location:  Mount Vernon, IL
Author:  Zach Pumphery
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SP 2501(SW1500) SP 2472(SW1500)
Views:  706   Comments: 0
Unpatched SP
Title:  Unpatched SP
Description:  Never would have thought this would be uncommon.
Photo Date:  7/4/2005  Upload Date: 7/14/2005 9:53:57 PM
Location:  Morehouse, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 215(B30-7A) SP 7956(GP40-2)
Views:  534   Comments: 1
Southbound UP Local Train
Title:  Southbound UP Local Train
Description:  On a muggy SEMO Independence Day 2005 we pace UP Train LSI55 04 rolling south on the Sikeston Industrial Lead on their way back to Poplar Bluff. The line had recently been upgraded to 40 MPH with new ties, a lot of ballast, and new tie plates were laid out, along with brand new welded rail waiting to be installed in anticipation of running upwards of 20 trains a day between Rockview Jct. near Chaffee and Dexter, essentially making a southbound main line, while the Chester Sub. would be for northbounds, avoiding a double tracking project.

However, due to community and political opposition because of an overpass over US Highway 60 that nobody wanted to help UP pay for, this plan was given up on, and the line has since been filed for abandonment north (compass east) of Essex, MO.

For a moment back in 2005, it was smooth sailing for a B30-7A of Mo-Pac origin, and SP 7956, an EMD GP40-2--smooth sailing at 40 MPH on jointed rail right into a severe thunderstorm.

Photo Date:  7/4/2005  Upload Date: 2/17/2011 10:58:52 AM
Location:  Morehouse, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
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Locomotives:  UP 215(B30-7A)
Views:  213   Comments: 1
Southbound UP Local
Title:  Southbound UP Local
Description:  Awesome Prime Manufacturing PM-920 blowing for the crossing as the local scooted past with only 7 cars. I sure miss these units.
Photo Date:  7/4/2005  Upload Date: 1/4/2009 10:36:22 PM
Location:  Grayridge, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 215(B30-7A) SP 7956(GP40-2)
Views:  300   Comments: 0
Southbound UP Local
Title:  Southbound UP Local
Description:  We left the train heading down the Sikeston Industrial Lead and got on home (we were under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for our county, one county over from this one). They were gettin' it, this was around 4 P.M., at 5:22, they went over the detector at M.P. 157.9, running light.
Photo Date:  7/4/2005  Upload Date: 1/4/2009 10:36:23 PM
Location:  Grayridge, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 215(B30-7A) SP 7956(GP40-2)
Views:  290   Comments: 0
Rock Island Car
Title:  Rock Island Car
Description:  Ahhh, got CNW marks, still looks great, since that paint is a good 25 years old!
Photo Date:  7/5/2005  Upload Date: 7/14/2005 9:54:00 PM
Location:  Malden, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  170   Comments: 1
3 Hours Later...
Title:  3 Hours Later...
Description:  The New Madrid local has just gotten back, like, literally just stopped when I took this, the ditch lights are still on and there are bad ordered AECX cars in the yard. A Mo-Pac invasion on Cotton Belt grounds.
Photo Date:  7/5/2005  Upload Date: 7/14/2005 9:54:01 PM
Location:  Malden, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 208(B30-7A) UP 322(GP38-2)
Views:  516   Comments: 0
Three Man Crew
Title:  Three Man Crew
Description:  Three crew members got off, the conductor was already on the other side of the unit, the brakeman is on the ground and the engineer on the steps slamming the door shut. A Mo-Pac invasion on Cotton Belt grounds.
Photo Date:  7/5/2005  Upload Date: 7/14/2005 9:54:01 PM
Location:  Malden, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 208(B30-7A) UP 322(GP38-2)
Views:  650   Comments: 0
Parked Dash-8's
Title:  Parked Dash-8's
Description:  More 8's elephant style, parked on the siding, that first unit is the 999th Dash-8!
Photo Date:  7/7/2005  Upload Date: 7/14/2005 10:05:22 PM
Location:  Ives, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 9399(C40-8W) UP 9300(C40-8) UP 9071(C41-8)
Views:  375   Comments: 0
Flagged SD70M
Title:  Flagged SD70M
Description:  Sittin' on the siding, waitin' on a crew.
Photo Date:  7/7/2005  Upload Date: 7/14/2005 10:05:24 PM
Location:  Junland, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 4816(SD70M) UP 2776(SD40M-2)
Views:  257   Comments: 0
Southbound Manifest, Dash-8, Cool Angle
Title:  Southbound Manifest, Dash-8, Cool Angle
Description:  I like this angle and, despite the fact that it's a C40-8. This train was parked on the siding.
Photo Date:  7/8/2005  Upload Date: 7/14/2005 10:05:24 PM
Location:  Bernie, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 9254(C40-8) UP 2722(SD40M-2)
Views:  266   Comments: 1
Painted On
Title:  Painted On
Description:  This was weird, painted on patches, white letters and numbers, and no UP shields, musta been a contract job.
Photo Date:  7/8/2005  Upload Date: 7/14/2005 10:05:25 PM
Location:  Bernie, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2722(SD40M-2)
Views:  310   Comments: 0
Ex-MP
Title:  Ex-MP
Description:  Here's an old unrenumbered MOP unit.
Photo Date:  7/9/2005  Upload Date: 7/18/2005 2:25:24 AM
Location:  Poplar Bluff, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2143(GP38-2) SP 7956(GP40-2)
Views:  291   Comments: 0
Northbound Manifest
Title:  Northbound Manifest
Description:  Here comes one with a Dash-8 on it.
Photo Date:  7/9/2005  Upload Date: 7/18/2005 2:25:25 AM
Location:  Poplar Bluff, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 9140(C40-8) UP 9508(C41-8W)
Views:  227   Comments: 0
Backing Up
Title:  Backing Up
Description:  Here they shove back into the yard, ya got a ditch light out.
Photo Date:  7/11/2005  Upload Date: 7/18/2005 2:25:38 AM
Location:  Poplar Bluff, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 9396(C41-8W) UP 9375(C40-8W)
Views:  543   Comments: 0
SP Hopper
Title:  SP Hopper
Description:  This was a nice little shorty hopper.
Photo Date:  7/11/2005  Upload Date: 7/18/2005 2:25:39 AM
Location:  Poplar Bluff, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  196   Comments: 0
CNW Hopper
Title:  CNW Hopper
Description:  Looks good for it's age.
Photo Date:  7/11/2005  Upload Date: 7/18/2005 2:04:00 PM
Location:  Poplar Bluff, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  136   Comments: 0
Aluminum Coil Gondola
Title:  Aluminum Coil Gondola
Description:  This one was in aluminum coil service. The red tag said" RETURN EMPTY TO LEWISPORT, KY L&NRR.
Photo Date:  7/14/2005  Upload Date: 7/18/2005 2:03:58 PM
Location:  Poplar Bluff, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  260   Comments: 0
Katy Gondola
Title:  Katy Gondola
Description:  This one has stuck to it's paint for a long time.
Photo Date:  7/14/2005  Upload Date: 7/18/2005 2:03:58 PM
Location:  Poplar Bluff, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  227   Comments: 0
Paused
Title:  Paused
Description:  Taking a short break while a cut is made, the SP comes to a stop.
Photo Date:  7/14/2005  Upload Date: 7/18/2005 3:02:09 PM
Location:  Poplar Bluff, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2143(GP38-2) SP 7956(GP40-2)
Views:  342   Comments: 0
Southbound UP Local Train
Title:  Southbound UP Local Train
Description:  UP Train LSI55 14 rolls back into the yard with a pair of units that are no longer on the roster if you're reading this.
Photo Date:  7/14/2005  Upload Date: 8/30/2012 10:51:24 PM
Location:  Poplar Bluff, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
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Locomotives:  UP 2531(GP38-2) UP 144(B23-7)
Views:  156   Comments: 0
Southbound UP Local
Title:  Southbound UP Local
Description:  We did a really similar thing yesterday when we paced this train to town. Show is UP Train LSI55 16 with a ex-MP GP38-2 that has yet to be renumbered from the old Mo-Pac number class. Two days in a row, not bad.
Photo Date:  7/16/2005  Upload Date: 12/19/2008 4:55:10 PM
Location:  Junland, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2143(GP38-2) UP 2531(GP38-2)
Views:  167   Comments: 0
Tied Down Northbound Manifest
Title:  Tied Down Northbound Manifest
Description:  Here's the lead unit, a repainted SD60M with the 3 piece windshield.
Photo Date:  7/17/2005  Upload Date: 7/18/2005 3:02:12 PM
Location:  Junland, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2382(SD60M) UP 1866(B40-8)
Views:  243   Comments: 0
Unit To Be Dropped
Title:  Unit To Be Dropped
Description:  This is the one that will be uncoupled.
Photo Date:  7/17/2005  Upload Date: 7/18/2005 3:02:04 PM
Location:  Poplar Bluff, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 9501(C41-8W) UP 4479(SD70M)
Views:  269   Comments: 0
Northbound Manifest Setting Out a Locomotive
Title:  Northbound Manifest Setting Out a Locomotive
Description:  It's only 8:27 P.M. and the Moon's already high in the sky.
Photo Date:  7/17/2005  Upload Date: 7/18/2005 3:02:06 PM
Location:  Poplar Bluff, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 4050(SD70M) UP 9501(C41-8W)
Views:  264   Comments: 0
Climbing On
Title:  Climbing On
Description:  The conductor climbs on to back up into the yard.
Photo Date:  7/17/2005  Upload Date: 7/18/2005 3:02:08 PM
Location:  Poplar Bluff, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 4050(SD70M) UP 9501(C41-8W)
Views:  295   Comments: 0
MP Caboose
Title:  MP Caboose
Description:  This was displayed by a Bed and Breakfast.
Photo Date:  7/29/2005  Upload Date: 8/3/2005 1:51:59 PM
Location:  De Soto, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  166   Comments: 0
Former MP
Title:  Former MP
Description:  Former Mo-Pac unit sitting in a town which owes its very existence to the former owner of the engine.
Photo Date:  7/29/2005  Upload Date: 8/3/2005 1:52:02 PM
Location:  De Soto, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 780(GP38-2)
Views:  259   Comments: 0
Nice Sign
Title:  Nice Sign
Description:  That is a nice sign they made here!
Photo Date:  7/29/2005  Upload Date: 8/3/2005 1:52:04 PM
Location:  De Soto, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  192   Comments: 0
Rail Cruise America Locomotives
Title:  Rail Cruise America Locomotives
Description:  The RCA Power sits under the trainshed in SLUS. These are nice, attractive looking locomotives, and they are well maintained. I hated to see them go. They have since been sold to KCS and then NS, where the now serve as the OCS Power.
Photo Date:  7/29/2005  Upload Date: 10/16/2007 6:32:27 PM
Location:  Saint Louis, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
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Locomotives:  SLCC 1010(F9PHA) RPCX 2010(F7B) RPCX 1020(F9PHA)
Views:  814   Comments: 0
A Unit
Title:  A Unit
Description:  These are very attractive, good sounding, and good running.
Photo Date:  7/29/2005  Upload Date: 8/3/2005 2:43:12 PM
Location:  Saint Louis, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RPCX 2010(F7B) RPCX 1020(F9PHA)
Views:  641   Comments: 1
RCA Sign
Title:  RCA Sign
Description:  Here's the Rail Cruise America sign, advertizing the charter.
Photo Date:  7/29/2005  Upload Date: 8/3/2005 2:43:09 PM
Location:  Saint Louis, MO
Author:  Zach Pumphery
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SLCC 202(F7B)
Views:  275   Comments: 1


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