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Butch Getz's Collection
 
4/13/2021
 
 
 
 
  Viewing the last 200 photos I selected as my favorite Pictures.
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Another on hold.......
Title:  Another on hold.......
Description:  The road slug and it's ECO mate also wait for their turn to move away from the steel plant.
Photo Date:  3/20/2021  Upload Date: 3/29/2021 8:41:46 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock
Locomotives:  NS 625(Road Slug)
Views:  28   Comments: 1
Did you get your 1099? I got mine.....
Title:  Did you get your 1099? I got mine.....
Description:  This mixed bag of things, mostly empty gons, waits near 25th St and streches almost all the way back to W Pontoon Rd, as it waits it's turn to move.
Photo Date:  3/20/2021  Upload Date: 3/29/2021 8:40:34 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Track
Locomotives:  NS 1099(SD70ACe)
Views:  19   Comments: 1
On the move thru St Peters.....
Title:  On the move thru St Peters.....
Description:  They have finished swapping out the 3 empty flats, for 3 full ones. They will do some more switching about a mile west of here.
Photo Date:  3/10/2021  Upload Date: 3/14/2021 6:25:41 PM
Location:  Saint Peters, MO
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Action
Locomotives:  NS 5229(GP38-2)
Views:  67   Comments: 1
On the move......
Title:  On the move......
Description:  The manifest is past, and they are on the move to the next spot, to switch out the 3 flat cars on this train.
Photo Date:  3/10/2021  Upload Date: 3/14/2021 6:24:55 PM
Location:  Earth City, MO
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  NS 5229(GP38-2)
Views:  73   Comments: 2
Coming thru......
Title:  Coming thru......
Description:  Another convert to AC comes acoss the former Wabash bridge, headed for downtown StL.
Photo Date:  3/10/2021  Upload Date: 3/14/2021 6:22:45 PM
Location:  Earth City, MO
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Bridge,Track,Action
Locomotives:  NS 4083(AC44C6M)
Views:  73   Comments: 2
We have a crew!
Title:  We have a crew!
Description:  The shuttle vehicle is leaving, after dropping off it's load, and soon this train will depart!
Photo Date:  2/24/2021  Upload Date: 2/25/2021 9:28:15 AM
Location:  Mitchell, IL
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Signal,Track,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 6937(ES44C4)
Views:  33   Comments: 1
One unit wonder........
Title:  One unit wonder........
Description:  Coming off the NS, and onto the A&S, this single unit pulls a fairly long mixed bag of things. Lenox Tower is off to the left.
Photo Date:  2/24/2021  Upload Date: 2/25/2021 9:31:01 AM
Location:  Mitchell, IL
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Track,Action
Locomotives:  NS 9439(C44-9W)
Views:  33   Comments: 1
Slinking thru Madison........
Title:  Slinking thru Madison........
Description:  I first caught this train up at Niedringhaus Rd, moving quit slowly. Was just barely able to get ahead to get this shot at State and 34rd St!
Photo Date:  2/24/2021  Upload Date: 2/25/2021 9:22:56 AM
Location:  Madison, IL
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster,Passenger,Track,Action
Locomotives:  IDTX 4629(SC-44)
Views:  38   Comments: 1
The catch of the day!!!!!!
Title:  The catch of the day!!!!!!
Description:  Caught this duo, parked along side the TRRA yard, waiting for the next assignment. And this Heritage unit makes my 6th of the batch of 20!
Photo Date:  2/24/2021  Upload Date: 2/25/2021 9:21:33 AM
Location:  Venice, IL
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Track
Locomotives:  NS 8105(ES44AC) NS 7277(SD70ACU)
Views:  51   Comments: 1
Power move on the Hannibal sub......
Title:  Power move on the Hannibal sub......
Description:  Another string of Citirail units make their way from Alliance to the StL area, via the Hannibal sub. Two more groups to follow, but don't know when!
Photo Date:  12/12/2020  Upload Date: 12/12/2020 11:11:07 PM
Location:  West Alton, MO
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF (SD70ACe) BNSF 9336(SD70ACe) CREX 1432(ES44AC) CREX 1207(ES44AC) CREX 1409(ES44AC)
Views:  234   Comments: 3
GMTX 2610
Title:  GMTX 2610
Description:  This unit was in tow on the east bound manifest. Wilson Lane the name on the side.
Photo Date:  1/2/2021  Upload Date: 1/6/2021 1:44:57 PM
Location:  Edwardsville, IL
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  GMTX 2610(GP38-2)
Views:  40   Comments: 1
In your face at Mitchell....
Title:  In your face at Mitchell....
Description:  This one had to wait for NS 611 to get into AO Smith, before proceeding toward Lenox Tower. And how many white face NS are there?
Photo Date:  1/2/2021  Upload Date: 1/6/2021 1:42:23 PM
Location:  Mitchell, IL
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Action
Locomotives:  NS 9786(C44-9W)
Views:  34   Comments: 1
Heading in to AO Smith......
Title:  Heading in to AO Smith......
Description:  Finally on the move, after being on hold near the TRRA yard for some time.
Photo Date:  1/2/2021  Upload Date: 1/6/2021 1:41:33 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Action
Locomotives:  NS 611(Road Slug) NS 4656(GP59)
Views:  36   Comments: 1
Going no place fast........
Title:  Going no place fast........
Description:  Apparently TRRA was not working this day. NS was pulling this long manifest out of their yard. They would cool their heels here for almost an hour after this shot.
Photo Date:  1/2/2021  Upload Date: 1/6/2021 1:37:48 PM
Location:  Madison, IL
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock
Locomotives:  NS 611(Road Slug)
Views:  25   Comments: 1
Citirail power move thru Machens.....
Title:  Citirail power move thru Machens.....
Description:  The last batch of stored Citirail engines scoots thru Machens, on it's way to StL. They would have to hold at Baden, because someone forgot to tell Prairie Lines they were coming!
Photo Date:  12/31/2020  Upload Date: 1/2/2021 9:23:40 PM
Location:  Machens, MO
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5156(C44-9W)
Views:  37   Comments: 2
NS 4308
Title:  NS 4308
Description:  This mixed freight was apparently waiting for a crew, as it sits near Niedringhaus Ave in Granite City. Another convert to AC from NS GE Dash 9-44CW 9162
Photo Date:  12/27/2020  Upload Date: 12/29/2020 9:05:57 AM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock
Locomotives:  NS 4308(AC44C6M)
Views:  46   Comments: 1
CITX 3110
Title:  CITX 3110
Description:  No recent photos of this unit, until now. Waiting to be worked on or picked up from Quality.
Photo Date:  12/27/2020  Upload Date: 12/29/2020 8:51:57 AM
Location:  Madison, IL
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CITX 3110(SD40-2)
Views:  59   Comments: 1
Some of the stored Citirail units.......
Title:  Some of the stored Citirail units.......
Description:  Quite a few of the Citirail units, moved from Alliance, are now parked in the Prairie Lines yard.
Photo Date:  12/27/2020  Upload Date: 12/29/2020 8:50:51 AM
Location:  Saint Louis, MO
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster,Track
Locomotives:  CREX 1308(ES44AC) CREX 1430(ES44AC) CREX 1333(ES44AC) CREX 1410(ES44AC)
Views:  53   Comments: 1
Another Amtrak.......
Title:  Another Amtrak.......
Description:  A different day, a different Amtrak. Should I have cropped the street light out?
Photo Date:  11/27/2020  Upload Date: 11/29/2020 3:25:51 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  IDTX 4633(SC-44)
Views:  53   Comments: 1
MRS 257
Title:  MRS 257
Description:  This may not be Manufacturers Railway anymore. If different, let me know.
Photo Date:  11/27/2020  Upload Date: 11/29/2020 3:20:58 PM
Location:  Venice, IL
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  MRS 257(SW1500)
Views:  53   Comments: 2
A different duo.......
Title:  A different duo.......
Description:  These two are sitting near the TRRA engine facility. The switcher has no marks showing, but is in the Manufacturers Railway colors. If it belongs to someone else, let me know.
Photo Date:  11/27/2020  Upload Date: 11/29/2020 3:18:24 PM
Location:  Venice, IL
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  EJE 657(SD38-3) MRS 257(SW1500)
Views:  44   Comments: 1
An oldie, but a goodie......
Title:  An oldie, but a goodie......
Description:  An ex CV unit, built in 1957, per this site.
Photo Date:  11/27/2020  Upload Date: 11/29/2020 3:15:29 PM
Location:  Madison, IL
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  GTW 4620(GP9R)
Views:  59   Comments: 2
Death Stars......
Title:  Death Stars......
Description:  Nice set of Death Stars waiting to either get repaired, or head north!
Photo Date:  11/27/2020  Upload Date: 11/29/2020 3:06:39 PM
Location:  Madison, IL
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  IC 1034(SD70) IC 1038(SD70)
Views:  161   Comments: 2
SCF 2001
Title:  SCF 2001
Description:  I've caught this one before, but still have no additional info on it......
Photo Date:  11/27/2020  Upload Date: 11/29/2020 3:05:35 PM
Location:  Madison, IL
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SCF 2001(GP59)
Views:  97   Comments: 4
RSSX 4495
Title:  RSSX 4495
Description:  Roster
Photo Date:  11/27/2020  Upload Date: 11/29/2020 3:04:48 PM
Location:  Madison, IL
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  RSSX 4495(GP18)
Views:  62   Comments: 2
CN 2449
Title:  CN 2449
Description:  Roster, and I don't get to many shots of these.
Photo Date:  11/27/2020  Upload Date: 11/29/2020 3:04:19 PM
Location:  Madison, IL
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CN 2449(C40-8M)
Views:  41   Comments: 1
Looking the other way at these units.....
Title:  Looking the other way at these units.....
Description:  Looking at the quintet of motors, on hold at Mitchell.
Photo Date:  11/27/2020  Upload Date: 11/29/2020 2:57:46 PM
Location:  Mitchell, IL
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  ILSX 551(GP15-1) UPY 551(GP15-1) ILSX 607(GP15-1) UPY 607(GP15-1) ILSX 736(GP15AC) UPY 736(GP15AC) ILSX 674(GP15-1) UPY 674(GP15-1) ILSX 716(GP15AC) UPY 716(GP15AC)
Views:  151   Comments: 1
Working the steel mill.....
Title:  Working the steel mill.....
Description:  NS duo works a load of empty gons into place to get loaded.
Photo Date:  11/12/2020  Upload Date: 11/29/2020 2:18:07 PM
Location:  Madison, IL
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Action
Locomotives:  NS 5281(GP38-2) NS 5262(GP38-2)
Views:  50   Comments: 1
In for some repair.....
Title:  In for some repair.....
Description:  You never know what you might find when you railfan State St and 6th-7th-8th Sts. This day I found these units, either waiting for repair, or finished.
Photo Date:  11/12/2020  Upload Date: 11/29/2020 2:15:36 PM
Location:  Madison, IL
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  GTW 5836(GP38-2) EJE 656(SD38-3)
Views:  57   Comments: 1
Easing into Granite City......
Title:  Easing into Granite City......
Description:  This mixed freight was moving slowly down the line. It was creeping due to Amtrak, which is about to pass by. It will then back into AO Smith.
Photo Date:  11/12/2020  Upload Date: 11/29/2020 2:12:19 PM
Location:  Granite City, IL
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Action
Locomotives:  NS 8084(ES44AC)
Views:  47   Comments: 2
This was in the hole at West Alton...
Title:  This was in the hole at West Alton...
Description:  After waiting for the mixed freight, with the Helm units to get out of the way, this coal drag has crossed the river, and making it's way toward downtown StL.
Photo Date:  11/12/2020  Upload Date: 11/29/2020 2:05:48 PM
Location:  Spanish Lake, MO
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 8557(SD70ACe)
Views:  59   Comments: 3
HLCX on the mixed freight...
Title:  HLCX on the mixed freight...
Description:  The 6313 is an ex NdeM unit. And the 6337 is ex SP, per this site.
Photo Date:  11/12/2020  Upload Date: 11/29/2020 1:59:50 PM
Location:  West Alton, MO
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Action
Locomotives:  HLCX 6313(SD40-2) HLCX 6337(SD40R)
Views:  94   Comments: 2
Five of a kind......almost....
Title:  Five of a kind......almost....
Description:  Caught these units, sitting at Mitchell, waiting for a long train to get out of their way. Took 3 hours, and they had to split this train, because it was blocking a crossing. The first 4 are all ex MP units, with the 551 being the odd man out, an ex CNW!
Photo Date:  11/27/2020  Upload Date: 11/28/2020 3:01:34 PM
Location:  Mitchell, IL
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  ILSX 716(GP15AC) ILSX 674(GP15-1) ILSX 736(GP15AC) ILSX 607(GP15-1) ILSX 551(GP15-1)
Views:  112   Comments: 2
At Gibb........
Title:  At Gibb........
Description:  The coal is about to depart, since the mixed bag of things has cleared the way.
Photo Date:  10/21/2020  Upload Date: 11/22/2020 3:11:03 PM
Location:  Peruque, MO
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Signal,Track,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7521(ES44DC)
Views:  46   Comments: 3
Thru Machens......
Title:  Thru Machens......
Description:  I was able to get ahead of it at Machens, to get into position for this shot, as it moves ahead. I would not beat it to Gibb, it's next resting place.
Photo Date:  10/21/2020  Upload Date: 11/22/2020 3:10:22 PM
Location:  Machens, MO
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Signal,Track,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  41   Comments: 2
On the move......for now....
Title:  On the move......for now....
Description:  Coming out of the hole at West Alton, this empty coal drag would move up the K line to Gibb, to be put in the hole again!
Photo Date:  10/21/2020  Upload Date: 11/22/2020 3:09:54 PM
Location:  West Alton, MO
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Signal,Track,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 6409(ES44AC)
Views:  47   Comments: 2
TPLX 2007
Title:  TPLX 2007
Description:  Never expected to find anything like this on a few hour trip around STL! I know they are switching around the brewery downtown. Must have been in for some service. History (per The Diesel Shop): Ex-CVR 3004 < nee D&RGW 3004> And it is new to RRPA.
Photo Date:  11/12/2020  Upload Date: 11/12/2020 7:25:44 PM
Location:  Madison, IL
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  TPLX 2007(GP30)
Views:  163   Comments: 2
RJCR 3844
Title:  RJCR 3844
Description:  This one is also new to RRPA in this paint. Prior owners: Ex-HLCX 3844 < UP 481 < SP 4855 < nee L&N 4080. Thanks to the Diesel Shop for the info.
Photo Date:  6/12/2019  Upload Date: 11/11/2020 3:12:28 PM
Location:  South Union, KY
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  RJCR 3844(GP38-3)
Views:  52   Comments: 2
RJCR 3805, ex RJCR 2756 & 2775
Title:  RJCR 3805, ex RJCR 2756 & 2775
Description:  Caught this one by accident, literally. There was an accident on Hwy 68 that made us detour right past this RJ Corman Distribution center. So caught this unit and companion sitting on the wye. New to RRPA, first phoro of the unit in this number. Ex-RJCR 2756 & 2775 < NS 2756 & 2775 < nee Sou (same #) If not a GP 38-3, let me know.
Photo Date:  6/12/2019  Upload Date: 11/11/2020 3:10:26 PM
Location:  South Union, KY
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  RJCR 3805(GP38-3)
Views:  51   Comments: 2
UP 2566
Title:  UP 2566
Description:  We waited quite a bit for this mixed freight to make it's appearance at Blackwater MO, on the River sub.
Photo Date:  10/10/2020  Upload Date: 10/28/2020 3:45:51 PM
Location:  Blackwater, MO
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Action
Locomotives:  UP 2566(ES44AC-H)
Views:  27   Comments: 1
Starting thru California.....
Title:  Starting thru California.....
Description:  Our next location to get ahead of it, put us at California MO, to get this shot......
Photo Date:  10/10/2020  Upload Date: 10/28/2020 3:39:10 PM
Location:  California, MO
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Action
Locomotives:  UP 9016(SD70AH)
Views:  44   Comments: 1
"It's about time"...for the converts.....
Title:  "It's about time"...for the converts.....
Description:  That's what the dispatcher said on the scanner to the crew. I was in Granite City IL listening. The only chatter was on the NS StL line. So off I go to catch this train (NS 112 - the "junk train") running from StL to KC. They were slow enough so that I was even able to get lunch, before they appeared
Photo Date:  10/1/2020  Upload Date: 10/3/2020 1:31:36 PM
Location:  Earth City, MO
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Bridge,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  NS 4118(AC44C6M) NS 4294(AC44C6M)
Views:  127   Comments: 2
Getting a little work done......
Title:  Getting a little work done......
Description:  The HLCX 1836 started life as MP 941. After UP merger, looks like it carried both UP 2092 & UP 356. Not finding anything on the 1840 history.
Photo Date:  10/1/2020  Upload Date: 10/3/2020 1:14:52 PM
Location:  Venice, IL
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  HLCX 1836(GP38-2) HLCX 1840(GP38-2)
Views:  59   Comments: 1
No longer in Austin Western colors......
Title:  No longer in Austin Western colors......
Description:  Look's to be recently shopped, and do not know where it might be going. But a nice catch for me, as I don't get to many WAMX units!
Photo Date:  10/1/2020  Upload Date: 10/3/2020 1:14:29 PM
Location:  Venice, IL
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  WAMX 5011(GP50) CNW 5092(GP50) UP 5537(GP50) FURX 2942(GP50)
Views:  186   Comments: 1
Nice trio........
Title:  Nice trio........
Description:  Not much was moving between Mitchell & Granite City. So hit the TRRA yard to find this nice trio of units. Lot's of ex/nee on the WAMX & HLCX 1836.
Photo Date:  10/1/2020  Upload Date: 10/3/2020 1:14:08 PM
Location:  Venice, IL
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  WAMX 5011(GP50) HLCX 1836(GP38-2) HLCX 1840(GP38-2)
Views:  107   Comments: 1
Last shot of the trip.....
Title:  Last shot of the trip.....
Description:  About to go thru New Florence MO, on it's way to Wentzeville.
Photo Date:  9/7/2020  Upload Date: 9/17/2020 4:39:03 PM
Location:  New Florence, MO
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,RollingStock,Action
Locomotives:  NS 4044(AC44C6M)
Views:  102   Comments: 2
Creeping........
Title:  Creeping........
Description:  The junk train is now out of Wellsville, headed for Wentzeville MO to drop off a string of racks. It's pulling hard here, as it tugs it's mess over a hill.
Photo Date:  9/7/2020  Upload Date: 9/17/2020 4:37:38 PM
Location:  Wellsville, MO
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Action
Locomotives:  NS 4044(AC44C6M)
Views:  98   Comments: 2
The "junk" train closer.....
Title:  The "junk" train closer.....
Description:  The converted one, and it's associate, sat at Wellsvile for some time. So I opted to move in for a closer shot (you almost always dread doing that, cause they usually start moving on you!)
Photo Date:  9/7/2020  Upload Date: 9/17/2020 4:36:41 PM
Location:  Wellsville, MO
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Action
Locomotives:  NS 4044(AC44C6M)
Views:  109   Comments: 1
Another stacker......
Title:  Another stacker......
Description:  Another westward bound stacker, as it moves thru East Ethel, and we wait on one east bound.
Photo Date:  9/5/2020  Upload Date: 9/17/2020 4:29:40 PM
Location:  Ethel, MO
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Signal,Track,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 3855(ET44C4)
Views:  120   Comments: 2
Another 4 unit pulled stacker.....
Title:  Another 4 unit pulled stacker.....
Description:  Same location, but with a bit more zoom to it, as this stacker also races westward.
Photo Date:  9/5/2020  Upload Date: 9/17/2020 4:17:55 PM
Location:  Mendon, MO
Author:  Butch Getz
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 4289(ES44C4)
Views:  96   Comments: 1


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