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hwy 79 bridge annada mo dec18 2004231 views
Mainline towards Annada224 viewsView looking south towards Annada.
Kissinger, MO90 viewsBNSF leaves Highway 79 for several miles here. On the right are two boxcars from a 1962 derailment on the CB&Q. A defective flange caused a multi-car derailment, and about 7-10 cars came off the track. Most of them sat there into the 1970s, but later were removed except for two boxcars.
CB&Q derailment in Kissinger299 viewsIf memory serves, in the 1970s there were about 4-5 cars sitting here, including a tank car. These last relics were recently removed after all these years.
Interior of old boxcar272 viewsThe interior of the derailed Cotton Belt boxcar at Kissinger, MO.
Derailed boxcars at Kissinger, MO.263 viewsThese two boxcars were all that is left after the other derailed cars were carted off in the 1980s-90s, but they are now gone as well.
BNSF 7661 ES44DC north of Kissinger Hill207 viewsHere the tracks return back to Hwy 79 and stay that way until they reach Clarksville, about 3 miles to the north.
BNSF #7661 approaches Kissinger Hill232 viewsAt this point, the tracks separate from Highway 79 for a few miles to round Kissinger Hill, while Hwy 79 goes over the top.
SD70MACs roll northward240 viewsUnder darkening winter skies, a pair of SD70MACs head north with a line of empties for the coal fields.
St. Louis-bound freight approaches Dameron Corners80 viewsAt one time there was a post office and station here. In the late 1800s, the main road north from Elsberry was actually on the Mississippi side of the tracks. It crossed back to the west side here at Dameron.
Southbound BNSF freight races across Mississippi bottoms82 viewsBNSF freight races across the pancake-flat Mississippi bottoms towards St. Louis. The Mississippi river is about 5 miles beyond the locomotives.
Dameron, MO276 viewsLooking north from Dameron. There is nothing here now, but there used to be a station. Just to the right of the BNSF mainline there also used to be a small siding that served a large anhydrous ammonia tank. The siding was removed in the 1970s.
Southbound Freight out of Elsberry87 viewsBNSF C44-9W splits the twilight pulling a night freight to St. Louis
View north into Elsberry, MO98 views
BNSF #5353 ES44DC at Elsberry, MO221 viewsES44DC #5353 idles just south of Elsberry Missouri on the mainline.
BNSF SD70ACe leaves Elsberry198 viewsSouth through the old CB&Q bridge BNSF 9353 heads for St. Louis, now only 50 miles away.
BNSF SD70MAC at Elsberry188 viewsNorthbound #9729 idles with empties just outside of Elsberry, MO. The remnants of the Cannon Quarry are just behind the train under the bluff in the photo.
BNSF Railroad bridge218 viewsThis 5-panel truss bridge was built in 1902 by the American Bridge Company.
Elsberry railroad bridge244 viewsTwilight falls over Elsberry and the 1902 railroad bridge.
Cannon Quarry loading towers106 viewsNot much is known about this quarry, but it must have had a lot of business based on the amount of rock blasted/dug/removed from the caverns in the bluffs.
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