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Sleepy Old Monroe116 viewsNow that Highway 79 has bypassed the town and the Mexico trackage was removed, it has all but disappeared
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BN #5455 in Old Monroe334 viewsU28B crosses Hwy 79 doing switching duties on the Francis branch.
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U28B in Old Monroe309 viewsBN U28B switches cars in Old Monroe. Here it is on the Mexico line.
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BN local in Old Monroe334 viewsBN local coming off the Mexico branch line onto BN mainline.
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old mexico line old monroe mo dec18 2004291 viewsA MoW crane and flat car sits on the short bit of track that used to be the Francis line to Mexico, MO, and on to Kansas City.
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St. Louis bound freight crosses Cuivre River bridge100 viewsThe K-line was first opened between Hannibal and St. Peters, MO in 1879. By 1894, you could take a train from Mt. Pleasant IA to St. Louis via the K-line.
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BN "doodlebug"317 viewsThis rare view of a BN doodlebug was shot in 1977 in Old Monroe.
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Old Monroe railroad bridge281 viewsView looking south towards St. Louis. Hwy 79 bridge at the right. Hwy 79 has now been re-routed about a quarter mile away from Old Monroe.
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BNSF southbound freight313 viewsA BNSF freight head south to St. Louis from Old Monroe, MO, passing the old and new elevators in town.
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Burlington Northern U28B349 viewsOne of the last freights from Mexico, Missouri. According to Mike, the line was abandoned a few months later.
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BN U28B in Old Monroe333 viewsU28B working local in Old Monroe.
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U28B and caboose sit in the Old Monroe yard320 viewsAfternoon of switching in Old Monroe
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cbq 4960 2-8-2 old monroe mo 1963-09282 views
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CB&Q #4960 in Wellsville303 viewsThis is on the Mexico branch of the Q line to Kansas City.
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old monroe elevator old monroe mo dec18 2004a249 views
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old monroe elevator old monroe mo dec19 2004279 views
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grain elevator old monroe mo feb9 2004328 views
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Abandoned spur at Old Monroe, MO.270 viewsThe spur going off to the left (west) is all that is left of the abandonment of the Francis line to Mexico, MO on 12/1980. There are a couple of hundred yards left that is used for MoW equipment.
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old monroe elevator feb2004260 views
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CB&Q U25B at Orchard Farms319 viewsCB&Q freight rolls through Orchard Farms in 1969
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