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Last weekend I got to do some railfanning in Missouri's capital: Jefferson City. I tried for the famous Capitol building shot, but I mostly got clouds. The sun popped out briefly for one shot though. The UP grain train had a fire-shooting Gevo, but unfortunately it didn't shoot fire for the camera (trust me though, it did shoot some fire!).

Jeff City Nights by stlgevo51, on Flickr
Busy Day in the Capital by stlgevo51, on Flickr
Hugging the River by stlgevo51, on Flickr
Westbound Grain by stlgevo51, on Flickr

Fire Shooter by stlgevo51, on Flickr
CSX Over the Moreau by stlgevo51, on Flickr

Yesterday, I went out with hopes of catching UP 1982 leading MASAS, basically a local from East St. Louis to Chester and back. The second unit was an ex-BN SD40-2, always good to see. I almost missed this train due to traffic, but luckily MASAS ran a little late. Because of that, I almost ran out of light. Also, the second train shown, a UP coal, almost blocked my view! Amazingly, out of all of the times I've seen 1982 (this was the 6th I think), this is the first time I've gotten it leading!

Mopac-BN Combo by stlgevo51, on Flickr
Almost a Spoiler by stlgevo51, on Flickr

Today, I wanted to catch another special unit, NS 1066 (NYC). It came in really early on stack train 20T, which was long gone by the time I got up. A buddy of mine told me that it had been taken off and was sitting in Luther Yard, barely visible. I decided to go anyway, although I didn't actually get a good shot of it. First off was a UP yard move, YSL53. At Madison, there was an IC SD70 waiting for an assignment(no pics). Finally, I got a record shot of the 1066 just to prove I've seen it. It's still in the area, and everyone's patiently waiting for news on it!
Light Power and Industry by stlgevo51, on Flickr

Can't Win 'em All by stlgevo51, on Flickr

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