Strasburg Rail Road #89 pulling passenger trains in July, 2018.
St. Louis-San Francisco 2-10-0 #1621 and Chicago, Burlington & Quincy #9908 at the Museum of Transportation in St. Louis, Missouri. Fun fact: #1621 was originally built as a 5′ broad gauge locomotive for Imperial Russia during World War I. After the Imperial government was toppled in the Russian Revolution, however, its delivery to Russia was cancelled and it was converted to the standard gauge of 4′ 8-1/2″. It was then put to work on several American railroads, eventually making its way to the Frisco.
Wabash 2-6-0 Mogul #573 at the Museum of Transportation in St. Louis, Missouri. This locomotive recently underwent a cosmetic restoration and is finally back on display.
Chicago & Illinois Midland 2-8-2 #551 at the Museum of Transportation in St. Louis, Missouri. I have been visiting this museum a lot lately, so I will be posting more pictures from here.
Here’s a video I took of the Union Pacific Business Special. It came eastbound from Jefferson City, Missouri, with top UP officials (including the president of the railroad) as well as Missouri’s governor and his staff. Enjoy!
If you’ve enjoyed this blog so far, then I am going to recommend another blog for you to follow. The man who owns the blog is a friend of mine and is an avid model railroader. He is currently building an HO layout called the Paducah and Lake Erie, a modern, coal-hauling bridge line set in southwestern Pennsylvania. I’ll post the link below. Enjoy!