Actually these tracks are still in use! The line has been reactivated all the way to Union.
No large freight trains or anything, but they do bring a small train led by switchers through here a couple times a day.
to whom it may interest these tracks are abandoned athough they are owned by the UP railroad so unless UPRR opens them up I do not think you will see a train ever again If you dont belive me just bring a lawn chair and sit there by the tracks but I know you will not find a train
see SSW bought RI and then MP bought SSW/RI and then UP bought MP so UP RAILROAD owns these tracks but you might find some old train cars from SSW/RI/MP/Frisco?
To answer a persons question about the railroad tracks, YES.
These are the old Rock Island tracks, I used Google maps to follow it to a location I know where they are abandoned (about 50 miles away)
So, YES, these are the Rock Island tracks from Kansas City to St. Louis
This is a question ( not really a comment): is this the old Rock Island track? I have been interested in this particular portion of the Rock Island, but there are not many pictures available. I am just curious. Thanks.