This is the story of two late-afternoon/early-evening westbound trains, #112 and #224, as they travel the still busy but seldom seen Norfolk Southern St. Louis District. Besides run-bys at several locations, we take you “Alongside the Thunder” as they race toward the sunset, over the roller-coaster-like terrain of Eastern Missouri.
This is rural railroading at its best. Watch several trains powered by SD60s and other high horsepower diesels as they scream westward hauling heavy-tonnage trains, making their connections in Kansas City with BNSF and other railroads. Norfolk Southern of the late-90s is more than dash-9 wide cabs. Enjoy a variety of diesels from both EMD and GE, including these units: SD40-2, SD60, SD70, GP38-2, GP60, C30-7 and more.