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Joint track

Having left Captain mine, the Baldwin local passes the depot in Sparta, Illinois, which sits at the top of a short grade. This is a joint track operated by CN and UP. Originally, it was MI (Missouri-Illinois; a MoPac subsidiary)and GM&O. MI was a branchline, the GM&O was a mainline through here.

 

Just imagine the variety of color and locomotives that has passed through Sparta in the last 50 years. Wow!

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Taken on March 5, 2012