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Steam Chaser
On Saturday, I had a couple of hours to kill. What better way to spend the free time than go hunting for some rare engines? Specifically, I was hoping to catch a glimpse of the new Gorges Creek Railway "Western Maryland" engines. I knew that I couldn't get shots, but at least I could see them at Metro East Industries.

I struck out; MEI had them hidden. But still, I was able to grab a couple of other nice things.

A KCS SW1500 idles near a string of former BN and TFM/NdeM SD40-2s. The whole lineup of 40's here is comprised of roughly 75 units I would guess.
Bigger Isn't Always Better by stlgevo51, on Flickr
The fresh Belle Geep that has been working around the area suns itself in another area of the yard.
Belle Geep by stlgevo51, on Flickr
The former MRS 257 rests in front of the vintage enginehouse. It's a shame that the Manufacturers Railway in its original form doesn't operate anymore.
The "New" Manufacturers by stlgevo51, on Flickr
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Close, But no Cigar by stlgevo51, on Flickr
Thanks for looking!


Photo Critiques Welcome
Looks like a nice day.

Where is the last one? Getting ready to cross the river into East St Louis?


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All cool shots, but I really dig the one of the old engine house! Looks like it was made for a model railroad.


Steam Chaser
Thanks guys!

Pat: The KCS shot was taken just east of what used to be Gratiot Tower. It is off of 7th Street about a 1/2 mile away from the Mississippi River. 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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