Bridge Night, part 1: manufacturer's plaque & patched Southern Pacific at R-38 Underpass
Monday, September 17, 2012, 7:04 PM. I took two videos tonight, and they both show trains crossing rural bridges, so I decided to call tonight "Bridge Night." A bridge I see all the time and have uploaded at least two videos of with trains on it is the Story County R-38 underpass, yet I'd never thought to look for the manufacturer's plaque. The other bridge plaques I've recorded have all been by the American Bridge Company or the related Lassig Iron Works. This one is "fabricated by Des Moines Steel Co.". Here it is crossed by a Union Pacific mixed freight led by UP 4452, UP 4284, and patched Southern Pacific UP 6331 (formerly SP 281). I'm guessing this is actually a Canadian National train from the CN cars, as well as BC Rail and Alberta cars.