BNSF's Beardstown Sub

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BNSF's Beardstown Sub

Unread postby emdgp30 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:06 pm

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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Re: BNSF's Beardstown Sub

Unread postby AARR » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:06 am

Thank you for the information. Looking forward to your posts.
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Re: BNSF's Beardstown Sub

Unread postby emdgp30 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:17 pm

These new CP SD70ACu's came through Litchfield,IL heading toward St Louis.
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Re: BNSF's Beardstown Sub

Unread postby TPW4055_BNSF2184 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:02 am

Interesting 2705 was comin back north on a MEMGAL today.
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Re: BNSF's Beardstown Sub

Unread postby emdgp30 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:52 pm

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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Re: BNSF's Beardstown Sub

Unread postby emdgp30 » Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:20 pm

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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Re: BNSF's Beardstown Sub

Unread postby DaveO » Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:10 am

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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Re: BNSF's Beardstown Sub

Unread postby emdgp30 » Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:21 am

That is the right place; any idea when it was abandoned?
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Re: BNSF's Beardstown Sub

Unread postby DaveO » Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:38 am

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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Re: BNSF's Beardstown Sub

Unread postby emdgp30 » Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:55 pm

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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