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Exactly a month ago, Amtrak's 40th Anniversary train made a stop in St. Louis. With good morning light, we went down to get some shots before touring the train. I've been tardy with uploading because, well, I forgot:eek:. Now is better than never, I guess!

Under the MacArthur by stlgevo51, on Flickr
UP's YSL-53 with cool power slides under the MacArthur Bridge and into Lesperance Street Yard.
Cool Collection-Part 1 by stlgevo51, on Flickr
A CSX-powered manifest on the UP pulls into UP's 12th Street Yard.
Cool Collection-Part 2 by stlgevo51, on Flickr
The same consist we saw earlier passes the anniversary train and a waiting UP coal drag. I love the ex-MP GP15-1.
Amtrak's 40th Anniversary Train by stlgevo51, on Flickr
Phase III P40DC 822 and "F40PH" 406 sit at Gateway Station with the 40th Anniversary train.
MARC 66 by stlgevo51, on Flickr
My favorite diesel at the Museum of Transportation is leaving. Soon, this engine will be headed to the east side for work before going north to an Iowa tourist railroad. Even though I'm sad that it is leaving, at least someone will run it!

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