A Warm Winter Day

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Steam Chaser
Saturday was a nice day to get out to take some photos. A slow beginning turned into a busy ending as the afternoon went on. I saw a lot more trains than I was able to shoot, but we scouted out some new areas that I will get back to in the future.

First, 2 KCS end cabs pull stored SD40-2s out of the deadline in East St. Louis. Unfortunately, they were pulling out centerbeams, not locomotives, to be placed back into service. Most of these are ex-Burlington Northern.
Storage Under the Arch by stlgevo51, on Flickr
Then, down on the Chester Sub, a southbound grain passes with an SP.
Southbound Grain by stlgevo51, on Flickr
Grain DPU at Fults by stlgevo51, on Flickr
A KCS Belle on a stack train proved to be a good train to chase, and, thanks to some slow orders and a stopped coal train (no idea what happened), we were able to get a couple of shots on the hard-to-chase line. First shot is at Fults and the second is at Valmeyer.
Stacker at Fults by stlgevo51, on Flickr
Colorful Train by stlgevo51, on Flickr

We saw two more Belle Gevos after that but we didn't get shots. KCS power was plentiful on the Chester Sub!

Thanks for looking!

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