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Outstanding In My Field
I'd like to see a mixed freight some time soon. But, there's nothing but coal trains on the Hannibal Sub lately. It's the life blood of the country I guess. These are from the last couple days. Can't wait till the heat breaks here in Missouri.



Steam Chaser
I haven't been up on the Hannibal Sub lately. Is it busy? Too bad more general freights aren't running.


Active Member
Nice shots Bill. Heat should be gone soon. Was in the 90s here Friday and this am it's only 48-feels good :)


Outstanding In My Field
What is an "HFI". The sign I photographed in picture #3 is meant for train crews. It stated that the crossing had a high rate of HFI incidents. I am assuming HFI means something like Human Fatality Incidents or something else that could ruin your day. It is definitely a very wierd crossing there. The tracks are elevated and the road crosses at a very sharp angle. If you cross the tracks, there is a possibiity that a train is coming from almost directly behind you. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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