Tag: Dupo IL

A Look Back • St. Louis railroad chugs its last steam engines to the scrapper in 1955

By Tim O’Neil St. Louis Post-Dispatch for kpvi.com The engineer eased open the throttle of old No. 124, bound for the Dupo yard. The grimy, hissing machine lurched forward at the head of a funeral train. The locomotive was one of the Missouri Pacific Railroad’s last 11 steam engines, all used to haul coal from […]

Union Pacific investigating cause of explosive train derailment

Union Pacific (NYSE: UNP) is investigating why a train carrying flammable liquid derailed and caught fire at UNP’s rail yard in Dupo, Illinois, on Sept. 10. Dupo is across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, Missouri. A preliminary review of the accident indicates that train handling might have played a role in the derailment, according […]

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