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CB&Q MoW car129 viewsFrom Bill Hirt: MW Company Service. Class PB-16. Built 1903 by ACF. Ex #5941 70' Coach Car. Converted 1941 to MW Service. Series #250512. Hannibal yard, 1964
CB&Q #4951 2-8-2115 viewsMikado #4952 sits in the yard at Hannibal, MO
CB&Q #541 0-8-0104 viewsSwitcher #541 works the yard in Hannibal, MO
CB&Q #564 0-6-0119 viewsSwitcher #564 loads at the coaling chute in Hannibal
View from Lover's Leap109 viewsBNSF trackage parallels the riverfront here, excursion boat plys the river northbound.
Atlas-Portland Cement, Hannibal, MO321 viewsAn old postcard of the Atlas-Portland Cement plant in Hannibal, Missouri. The Hannibal Connecting Railroad provided the service for this plant and the other railroads that served Hannibal.
Atlas-Portland Cement, Hannibal, MO305 viewsThis plant was built in 1901, and was still standing over 100 years later. The building is massive, the true size is really not apparent from this view.
SD70ACe rolls along the river211 viewsHeading south from Hannibal, the tracks wind right alongside the river...making for very picturesque shots.
BNSF SD70ACe rolls through Ashburn MO228 viewsAshburn was settled in 1819, and served as a station on the St. Louis, Keokuk and Northwestern Railroad. It also had a post office and at one time boasted a population of over 300.
SD70ACe along the Mississippi195 viewsNear Saverton, Missouri, the SD70ACe stretches its legs and pours on the power as it races across the Mississippi bottoms towards St. Louis. Hwy 79 is relatively new in this location, prior to 1955 it was called Hwy T and did not go all the way between Hannibal and Louisiana.
Southbound freight crosses Grassy Creek on the way to Louisiana88 viewsSD70ACe & AC4400CW rush to St. Louis powerplants with a load of coal.
Louisiana MO in the 1930s130 viewsOf note (refer to the legend for names), cars sitting on the transfer track, a C&A steam locomotive on the mainline, the C&A station and water tower just to the SE of the locomotive.
Legend for the trackage in Louisiana, MO146 viewsOrange is the Chicago & Alton mainline to Bowling Green, the swing bridge & interlocking tower would have been to the lower-right of this photo. The C&A mainline is tied to the CB&Q mainline (green) by the transfer track (blue). The purple was called the "city track" for use in dropping off freight for Louisiana. Red is the north-south Highway 79, which was a gravel road at the time. Note the railroad changes over the years, C&A > GM&O > IC > GWWR > KCS, CB&Q > BN > BNSF.
Bunge feeds in Louisiana104 viewsThis view shows the extensive river access for the elevator.
Bunge Elevator in Louisiana, Missouri251 views
Bunge elevator in Louisiana MO220 viewsThis elevator was once with MFA. Note the pipeline for delivering grain to barges crossing the BNSF mainline.
Bunge feeds in Louisiana MO217 viewsKCS trackage crosses this BNSF mainline just ahead in the photograph, the swing bridge across the Mississippi is to the left.
Pipeline for barges at Bunge elevator, Louisiana, MO299 viewsPipeline loads grain into barges in the Mississippi, elevator is to the right.
KCS & BNSF diamond at Louisiana, MO264 viewsBunge Feed elevator is at the right, the swing-bridge over the Mississippi is at the left. Track heading to the right goes to Bowling Green, and the track coming towards the camera is the BN track heading north.
BNSF & KCS diamond, looking SE102 viewsThis view of the diamond shows the BNSF tracks heading south to the Bunge feeds elevator, while the KCS heads east over the swing bridge.
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