Fall Colors and New Paint Schemes

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Steam Chaser
Last week, Respondek Railroad Corporation's freshly painted SD40-2 was unveiled at the newly renamed "America's Central Port" complex. The former Tri-City Port received an $8.5 million grant for development into an industrial hub. Jerry Costello, an Illinois congressman, helped the project earn the grant and apparently was influential in the paint scheme. These shots are from October 9th, but I couldn't post photos until the ceremony was completed on August 18th. In the photos below, the engine is still missing its lettering under the cab.
America's Central Port 1000 by stlgevo51, on Flickr

America's Central Port 1000 by stlgevo51, on Flickr

Then last weekend, with the bland fall colors at their peak, I ventured out to the Chester Sub to see what shots I could get. It wasn't too bad, and I got a nice CSX-CN lashup in the process. Here are those shots:
Foreign Power and Fall Colors by stlgevo51, on Flickr

Fall and NS by stlgevo51, on Flickr

Coal and Color at KK Road by stlgevo51, on Flickr

DPU by stlgevo51, on Flickr
Thanks for viewing!


Outstanding In My Field
Nice pics Jake. That's down there by Valmeyer along Rt. 3? It looks nice with the bluffs and would be great with afternoon light.



Steam Chaser
Thanks guys!
Sam- The SD40-2s do make an interesting pair!
Bill-The CSX shot was from a location just north of Valmeyer. The others are from KK road, witch is about a mile or so south of the town. Both places have excellent photo opportunities, especially in the fall.

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