Holy Cow! A train on the BNSF Brookfield sub!!

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Holy Cow! A train on the BNSF Brookfield sub!!

Postby BurlingtonJohn » Tue May 16, 2017 11:11 pm

For reasons unknown to me, BNSF no longer runs much traffic (if any at all) on the former CB&Q line from West Quincy to Brookfield, Missouri. Perhaps someone more knowledgeable than me can speak to the whys and what fors.

This afternoon, I had just exited the local watering hole in Palmyra Missouri after consuming a few chilled beverages. I heard a whistle for an eastbound. The chase was on.

For your consideration is BNSF 7429 eastbound at the Rock Cut Bridge over US-61 just north of Palmyra. It’s interesting that the BN sign on the bridge is still there ….

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Re: Holy Cow! A train on the BNSF Brookfield sub!!

Postby Mark D » Wed May 17, 2017 9:13 am

So, what sort of train was it? Mixed freight, tanks, coal... Were there a lot of cars carrying rails? If so, they might be rehabbing the line. Or they're doing work on another route and are using this as a detour.
Are you in that area often? If not, maybe they do run more trains than you might have thought.

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