BNSF's Beardstown Sub

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BNSF's Beardstown Sub

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I work for a railroad contractor and am working on BNSF in Litchfield, IL.

The Winston-NS diamond is going to be replaced soon; I got this pic a couple days ago when crossing the diamond.
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Thank you for the information. Looking forward to your posts.
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These new CP SD70ACu's came through Litchfield,IL heading toward St Louis.
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Interesting 2705 was comin back north on a MEMGAL today.

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Got these pics today. Eastbound BNSF train crossing over UP's double main at Girard, Illinois; I missed getting a pic of a westbound loaded taconite train about 30 minutes before.

On the way back to Girard to tie up for the night we passed under this old abandoned bridge; I have no idea what line it is
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Today was the last day working on the Beardstown Sub;Monday night we begin working on the Aurora Sub in Savanna, Il. I was able to get a couple shots today.
This stone arch bridge is about a 10th of a mile to the right of the overhead bridge that I posted a pic of above.


A eastbound loaded coal train passing through Lowder, Illinois
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emdgp30 wrote:Got these pics today. Eastbound BNSF train crossing over UP's double main at Girard, Illinois; I missed getting a pic of a westbound loaded taconite train about 30 minutes before.

On the way back to Girard to tie up for the night we passed under this old abandoned bridge; I have no idea what line it is
Assuming I got the correct location :D
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That is the right place; any idea when it was abandoned?
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emdgp30 wrote:That is the right place; any idea when it was abandoned?
A search of the Surface Transportation Board and Federal Register gives these dates for the Barr-Girard line.
Abandonment granted effective September 11, 1996.
Rail operations terminated October 25, 1998.
Rail removal date unknown to me. There were several extensions of the date to negotiate trail usage over that segment.

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I hate seeing abandoned rail lines; I always think of the men that built them and wonder what steam power ran over them before diesels took over, although I enjoy first generation power.
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