& Missouri River Railroad
Gateway Division NMRA Open House Photos
November 5, 2005
These photos are courtesy of Loren Johnson, Aurora, Illinois
|Galesburg Coaling Tower with both incarnations of CB&Q S4A #4000 aka Aeolus.|
|Later View with SD7's 300 & 303 passing under the tower.|
|Creston Staging Yard.|
|Galesburg Depot as painted by Joshua Lotz.|
|John Jacobs operates his train with Phil Hansen watching.|
|OK...so the Mississippi River bed makes for a great flat place for an additional workbench...|
| The K-Line
junction showing Q Connection's Wood Tower with complete interior.
The late Dave
Beck, master craftsman & railroad modeler built two complete interiors with moving interlocking
levers, one for his Wood Tower, and one as a gift to the B&MRR. Where the ties change color to
the lower right corner is the new crossover so that trains can get directly out of the Burlington
Yard eastbound over the bridge or onto the K-Line. This is one of those design flaws that appear
during operating sessions. For some strange reason, the road crews and the Dispatcher didn't
care for backing trains through downtown Burlington to cross over to the eastbound main.
| Here's a good
shot of a train ascending the helix - this clearly shows the helix merging
upper deck, the upper reverse loop (top, level track), how the double-track main loops with the
helix for one round, and a glimpse of the lower reverse loop. The snapshot shows the Moehn
| Here's a
better shot of a train on the lower reverse loop. In the foreground
is the double-track
mainline on the West Burlington Hill, and the siding for the Moehn Brewery.
Lewis...this is not what I meant when I told the engineer to get a helper when
stalled on the West Burlington Hill!
The rail detector cars (OMI) on the siding at the West Burlington depot.