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CB&Q depot & freight house, Elsberry - 1940s151 viewsNotice the flatbed farm truck at the right. All of the buildings in this photo are now gone.
CB&Q freight house, depot, and Galloway Bros, Elsberry - 1960s344 viewsGreat shot of the rear of Galloway Bros feed.
CB&Q depot & freight house, Elsberry - 1970s147 viewsGreat view of the changes over the years, note that the elevator was now under the Missouri Farmers Association.
BN depot in Elsberry - 1990s317 viewsThe old CB&Q depot at Elsberry, MO. This building was torn down not long after this, and the freight house was already gone.
Southbound coal train125 viewsCoal train headed to St Louis on a cold Feb morning.
DPU brings up the rear111 viewsDPU assists the heavy coal drag on the journey south. Most of the route is very flat due to running along the Mississippi bottoms, but there are some larger grades further north.
Northbound BNSF freight with ballast cars enters Elsberry109 viewsSD70MAC pulls a string of empties northbound.
Southbound - Northbound meet...227 viewsFreights pass each other at Elsberry, MO. This view looks south towards Elsberry and St. Louis.
CB&Q #4960 in Elsberry253 views#4960 rolls light through Elsberry, MO on the way to pick up cars for a fan trip.
CB&Q #4960 in Elsberry381 views#4960 prepares to depart Elsberry on a fan trip on 1962
CB&Q fan trip with 2-8-2 #4960133 viewsNorthbound CB&Q Mikado sits in front of the MFA elevator in Elsberry.
CB&Q fan trip with 2-8-2 #4960126 viewsThe #4960 heads for St. Louis with a load of fans. Back view of the freight house.
Bridge at Foley, MO110 viewsLooking south towards Foley & the route to St Louis
Southbound freight102 viewsSouthbound freight roars into Foley, MO
Southbound freight into Winfield109 viewsSD70MAC rolling freight to St. Louis
Barn at the base of the bluffs near Winfield, MO112 viewsThe K-line is completely agricultural, farms and small towns dot the entire line.
BNSF #6082 north of Winfield MO232 viewsES44DC leads a drag of coal empties back north to be re-loaded
BNSF freight Winfield338 viewsBNSF freight heads south into Winfield and further to St Louis on this cold December day.
Lumber siding in Winfield243 viewsOne of the industries still served by the rail line, the lumber mill near Winfield.
Mexico line119 viewsThis is all that's left of the Mexico, MO line out of Old Monroe, MO. Occasionally it is used to park equipment. Called the Francis line, it was built by the CB&Q in 1903 and abandoned in 1980.
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