The Engine That Couldn't

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B_Kosanda

Outstanding In My Field
I was out today enjoying the clear weather before another snow storm hits us tomorrow.
#1 - An eastbound coal train preparing to dump off locomotive 9467 at Old Monroe, Missouri. 9467 is inoperative.
#2 - 9467 being disconnected and left on the siding.
#3 - The lead locomotive backs up and returns to the coal train, minus engine 9467.
#4 - Engine 9467 is the third unit in this westbound train about a half hour later. She's headed back to North St. Louis for repairs. The amount of safety practiced during this swap was awesome.

Bill
 

setxrailfan

John 3:16
I had a similar situation yesterday. BNSF 4367 (5106, 4357 and 720) had a fault with it's air compressor, so I had to shut it down and run it d.i.c . It was easier to leave it in the consist than to set it out.
 

stlgevo51

Steam Chaser
That was you! We saw another railfan at the gravel road crossing just south of Old Monroe shooting a coal train. We figured we would head north to intercept the southbound train (the ore with the KCS) and then head north to eat and wait for the northbound. I was mystified when I saw the northbound pass that didn't have the BN on it. In fact, I thought it was an entirely different train, but I guess it was the same one. That clears a lot of things up.
 

B_Kosanda

Outstanding In My Field
That was you! We saw another railfan at the gravel road crossing just south of Old Monroe shooting a coal train. We figured we would head north to intercept the southbound train (the ore with the KCS) and then head north to eat and wait for the northbound. I was mystified when I saw the northbound pass that didn't have the BN on it. In fact, I thought it was an entirely different train, but I guess it was the same one. That clears a lot of things up.
That was not me at the gravel Road in Old Monroe (Twin Rivers Road). I saw that guy too. I was by the south end of the Cuivre River bridge waiting for the seperated locomotives to cross the river. I guess I did not see you and your friend pass by. That is the first time I have ever seen another railfan in St. Louis!

I was in Old Monroe for maybe an hour watching this locomotive switch happen. I then moved to the west and immediately caught another pass at the Gibb siding at the end of Firma Road. The ore train showed up and another mixed freight went east. That day started out with me thinking I was skunked and it turned into one of the best railfaning days ever.
 




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